Two Woonsocket EMTs Suspended -Will Appeal

The Rhode Island Department of Health is suspending the licenses of two emergency medical technicians.

The state concluded Jarrod Martin and Shawn Hoyle, both employees of the Woonsocket Fire Department, failed to provide proper care to a premature newborn baby on August 1st. They apparently thought the baby was dead, but hospital staff determined there was a pulse. A revival attempt was unsuccessful.

Martin and Hoyle have requested an administrative hearing, according to the state health department.

There has been no date set for that yet.

Woonsocket officials have not commented yet.

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