'Dancing EMT' Reprimanded for Rocking Out to Rihanna While Driving Ambulance

Video of Jonathan Williams, an EMT for a private New Jersey ambulance transportation company, has gone viral on YouTube.

screen grab from Youtube video
screen grab from Youtube video
By Mike Pignataro

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey – An EMT for a private ambulance transportation company has been reprimanded for his dancing and singing performance to Rihanna's "Pour It Up" while behind the wheel of an emergency vehicle.

The video has gone viral on YouTube, gaining more than 1.3 million views since it was posted on May 6 and even had Rihanna herself Tweeting about it.

"This Paramedic guy just reminded me why God sent me here! I can't stop now! Not now, not nevah!!!!"

The EMT, Jonathan Williams, told CBS New York he was "totally, utterly flabbergasted" that his performance caught the attention of Rihanna.

Williams said he was off-duty and on his way home with no patient on board during his performance, CBS reported. 

However, he said he was still reprimanded by his boss. The name of the private ambulance transportation company was not revealed in the report.
Michael John Torrey May 21, 2014 at 02:21 PM
Attn: Patch National Desk Date: May 21, 2014 He failed the driver's test here. here is an individual who should not have a driver's license but got one anyway. At least he was alert with his hands off the wheel from time to time. I hope he was not carrying a patient. Can you imagine what would have happened if he would have got into an accident while carrying a patient. Secondly I hope he was not on his way to pick up any serious patients especially coronary patients. I guess he does not realize that is a liability. No race card needed here. I am an African American who would not want him picking up anybody in my family. That is an extremely no can do. Michael John Torrey-C.E.R.T. Volunteer/HAM Op. E-Mail-mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875
Igor May 21, 2014 at 06:31 PM
Michael the article said he was off duty and on his way home. No patient, no going to help anyone. No he was wrong but a simple wrist slapping should do the first time,
Michael John Torrey May 22, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Attn: Igor Date: Thursday May 22, 2014 I Copy that. That was an excellent wake-up call though. If he was off duty that was okay. It still looked like he was driving from the window scene that I saw yesterday. We must think safety at all times. I did realize the fact that I was not seeing the whole picture. Secondly this was in New York I am in Alameda. So I don't really have any say on the consequences. Thank you for letting me know though. It is a good lesson for our C.E.R.T. workshops also. Michael John Torrey E-Mail-mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875


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