A woman suffering an asthma attack died after 2 EMT workers told people to call 911 because they were on break
“A furious Mayor Bloomberg yesterday blasted two EMTs who allegedly refused to help a dying, pregnant mom because they were on break at a Brooklyn coffee shop.
“”It was unconscionable, [an] outrage, pick some adjectives and stick it in,”” the fuming mayor said at a news conference a day after The Post broke the scandal involving tragic mom Eutisha Revee Rennix, 25.
“”The Fire Department, including EMS, is responsible for life-saving, and their first responsibility is to do that,”” the mayor said. “”But even if they weren’t part of the Fire Department sworn to protect all of us, just normal human beings, drop your coffee and go help somebody if they’re dying. C’mon.””
SENSELESS: Eutisha Rennix (above) died of cardiac arrest at a Brooklyn Au Bon Pain after two EMTs allegedly refused to help because they were on break.
The two EMTs — identified for The Post as Melisa Jackson and Jason Green — were buying bagels in the Au Bon Pain at the Metrotech Center in Downtown Brooklyn on Dec. 9 when Rennix collapsed there — and they allegedly ignored her.
Her toddler son has been crying, “”Where’s Mommy?”” since her death, said her stunned and grieving family. Rennix’s mother, Cynthia, angrily added that the FDNY hasn’t offered one word of explanation — or sympathy — for the fiasco.
“”It’s disgusting,”” Cynthia Rennix said.
“”We’ve heard nothing from the city. No one has called to apologize or explain. Her [3-year-old] son, Jahleel, senses what is going on . . . He keeps asking, ‘Where’s Mommy?’ “”
Witnesses have said the two EMTs — trained medics working as dispatchers at FDNY headquarters at Metrotech — were more interested in getting to their breakfast than helping the dying woman amid the panicked screams of her fellow workers.
Their cold advice: “”Call 911,”” the witnesses said.
They then allegedly left the cafe before help arrived.
Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta yesterday reiterated that the matter “”is under investigation.””
A union official said EMT members are not contractually entitled to a responsibility-free meal period; members on duty and in uniform have an obligation to act in an emergency, and leaving a patient is “”an act of abandonment,”” he said.”