EMT who pressured patient to drink alcohol quits: FDNY – New York Post

A rookie FDNY emergency medical technician is the sick jokester who videotaped a drunken patient en route to the hospital — and encouraged her to guzzle more booze, the FDNY says.

Kyle Bossio, 27, who was stationed in The Bronx, abruptly quit last week after investigators confronted him about the shocking videotape The Post reported on July 2.

“An internal department investigation determined EMT Kyle Bossio recorded the video,” said FDNY spokesman Frank Dwyer. “He resigned on Tuesday in lieu of termination.”

Titled “FDNY EMT gives intoxicated patient more alcohol on the way to the ER,” the 36-second montage shows a woman strapped inside a moving ambulance.

“Come on, a little more, little more,” urges a man, who is not shown, as the patient swills from airplane-sized mini-bottles.

One caption reads, “Told her she has from now till we get to the hospital to finish all that liquor, or I will throw it out.”

The video violated not only patient privacy, but standards of care, EMS insiders said.

“You don’t put a patient on the stretcher and say ‘drink, drink, drink, chug, chug, chug,” one said. “He mocked and belittled the patient and filmed it to share with his friends as a joke.”

The FDNY has “notified the patient of EMT Bossio’s breach of her privacy,” Dwyer said.

The state Department of Health, which certifies EMTs, said it is investigating.

The video clips were first shared on Snapchat with select recipients. Someone filmed the shots with a cellphone and anonymously posted a video on YouTube, which soon removed it for violating its policy on “harassment and bullying.”

When first contacted by The Post, FDNY officials insisted it was unclear if the video was taken in a city ambulance. But EMTs said the interior layout shown is identical to that in

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