"It was a massacre scene," said Quillman, whose mother-in-law was bleeding profusely from a varicose vein.
"There was so much blood everywhere," Quillman said. "I went into nurse mode."
Quillman, who is a registered nurse, said she tried to assist firefighter paramedics in treating her mother-in-law.
"I just wanted to apply pressure to her leg," Quillman said. "I guess they thought I was interfering."
Quillman insisted on riding to the hospital with her mother-in-law in the back of an ambulance, according to fire department reports. After firefighters refused to let her, Quillman still tried to climb into the ambulance, the reports said. Firefighter Dave Chizmark then "put his arm out to move the councilwoman out of the way and close the back doors."
After Chizmark raised his arm, Quillman shouted for the police and called out, "I have been assaulted and this man grabbed my boob!” according to a report written by Chizmark.
Battalion Chief Mike Stromberg, who was sent to the scene because of a “problem on an EMS call,” wrote in a report that Quillman "saw Chizmark over my shoulder and said, ‘I want that mother f----r arrested for assault and battery.'”
Quillman said she no longer wants Chizmark arrested.
"No, no, no," said Quillman, who told of speaking with the firefighter since the August incident.
"We had a little chat and an agreement," she said. "Things were said that shouldn't have been said."
Quillman said she and her husband had just returned home from dinner and were on the couch watching telelvision when they were called to let firefighters into her mother-in-law's home next door.
"All I know is it was a very chaotic situation," said Quillman, who believes her mother-in-law may have lost up to two pints of blood and that there was blood "all over the rug, all over the floor."
"I was in nurse mode," she said. "I was in daughter-in-law mode."