Author Topic: Watchdogs want to cut back on fire engines responding to medical emergencies  (Read 786 times)

Offline mikeindabronx

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https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-citizens-budget-commission-ems-fire-engines-20181124-story.html

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Offline nfd2004

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 Why would New York City, or any other city or town, send a fire truck with a crew of firefighters to a medical emergency call ?

 WHY ? - Let's take a look at why:

 1) Firefighters are trained to deal with emergencies

 2) Firehouses are located throughout the city and therefore can arrive quickly on the scene to render aid

 3) If a city can send a fire truck to a trash can or dumpster fire, why can't a city send a fire truck to someone having a heart attack or involved in a car accident.

 4) Most firefighters are trained in basic CPR, as well as basic medical care. Some are trained to the more advanced EMT level.

 5)  Very often manpower is needed to treat a patient as well as assist in caring and carrying a patient.

 6) Firehouses are staffed 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

 The idea of a fire truck arriving with trained firefighters has been proven to save many lives over and over again during the last few decades. Firefighters working together with EMS in New York City is one of the Most Important City Services this city (or any other city) can provide. It already has a PROVEN TRACK RECORD.

 This service is one that the Citizens of NYC, as well as it's thousands of visitors depend on. EVERYBODY - Rich or Poor, no matter what they look like or who they are. We ALL Need it. Together the FDNY and it's EMS has saved Thousands of Lives, including friends or relatives of these so called "Watchdogs".

Offline grumpy grizzly

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How about better advising the general public as the proper time and proper incidents when to call for assistance. And this is not a FDNY problem, Chicago sees an increase in EMS calls every year.
FAC 20 TASS 68-69 SVN. Hue/PhuBai , Boston Spark from 71-79, Chicago 79-15, Bloomington/Normal 2015- present

Offline memory master

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It is an FDNY problem, it is a Chicago problem, it is a Detroit problem, it is a problem in every major city in this country. Today's society thinks nothing of dialing 911 for the most minute or imagined medical problem. They, under law, cannot be refused treatment and transportation. That is why it has become known to the EMS personnel throughout the land as "the 911 taxi service."

Offline baileyjeff

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I work EMS in NYC and trust me most of the calls I respond on do not require an ambulance.

Offline grumpy grizzly

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Someone once said this is the unintended consequences of Gage and DeSoto running all over LA County.
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Offline memory master

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Someone once said this is the unintended consequences of Gage and DeSoto running all over LA County.
Not if Dr. Brackett got his way originally ::)

 

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