I agree that the paramedics in the Curtis Mitchell case should face disciplinary actions, due to their inaction during the February snowstorm ("Non-Responders: The City Cracks Down After an EMS Failure," March 26 editorial).
I have an in-law who lives in Beltzhoover who woke up having trouble breathing. His wife called the paramedics because he wanted to go to the hospital. His street had not been plowed; therefore, the ambulance could not get down there. These thoughtful and concerned paramedics walked to his home and assessed his condition. They walked him to where the ambulance was parked, stopping along the way at various times for him to get his breath. They were able to get him to the hospital.
The paramedics in the Curtis Mitchell case could have tried the same thing, instead of showing no compassion, and tried another way to get to him. There should have been a Plan B.
Let's not have this happen next season during a snowstorm.