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Outrage as New York EMT gets suspended for trying to save girl

A private ambulance company in New York City is facing backlash after suspending an emergency medical technician who tried to save a schoolgirl from choking. Qwasie Reed violated Assist Ambulance rules by stopping, but says he would do it again.  Read more.

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