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NJ EMTs Blow Off Rescue Call to Eat White Castle

The EMTs resigned just days after they were suspended without pay

Two emergency medical technicians who were caught live-streaming themselves as they ignored a call for help while in the drive-thru line of a New Jersey fast-food restaurant have resigned.

The two EMTs resigned "as a result of their inappropriate conduct," which violated several of the Newark hospital's policies, University Hospital spokeswoman Stacie Newton said in a statement. 

The resignations were submitted just days after the EMTs were suspended without pay following the discovery of their video by hospital officials.

The video showed the two EMTs choosing to continue to wait for their food at a White Castle location instead of answering a call from dispatch. The footage was captured via a cellphone live-streaming app called Periscope.

Newton says no patients were harmed as a result of the delay. 

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