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  • 2 Detroit EMS Employees FIRED!!!

    http://http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/d...-20110126-wpms

    Is it just me or is these EMS workes getting screwed? I dont understand how the Detroit Fire Department can fire them. Where is the Union?

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    link doesn't work....

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    • #3
      Sorry, this one should work.

      http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news...-20110126-wpms

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      • #4
        The article answered both your questions.

        Not saying it's right, but the current answers are there.
        Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

        Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FireFuss
          Why did it take 20 minutes for them to get there? Was it no available units and the first was dispatched while the patient was already waiting for 15 minutes? Or were they dispatched and it took 20 minutes for them to get there? There is no mention of the details in the article. So who knows which side is right or wrong.
          Sounds like you must not be on the up and up with the current state of the EMS system in Detroit. Do a little research and you will find that this isn't that uncommon of a thing to happen.
          Career Firefighter
          Volunteer Captain

          -Professional in Either Role-

          Originally posted by Rescue101
          I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tree68 View Post
            The article answered both your questions.

            Not saying it's right, but the current answers are there.
            I don't see any mention of the reason for the 20 minute response time.

            I assume dispatches are recorded, so bring it to the table to defend the EMT's and their jobs.

            FM1
            I'm the one Fire and Rescue calls, when they need to be Rescued.

            Originally posted by EastKyFF
            "Firemens gets antsies. Theys wants to goes to fires. Sometimeses they haves to waits."

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            • #7
              The city of detroit have over 30 of the 60 EMS rigs out of service. They are shorthanded almost 60 medics. These EMS workers are running crazy. They called 911 20 minutes prior to the arrival of the EMS crew. The actual response time after they recieved the call was like 5-6 minutes.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Firefly1717 View Post
                Where is the Union?
                Probably where they should be. Working on addressing the matter through the proper channels rather than discussing it in the media at this point.

                Contrary to what some may think, every issue does not require public ranting or chest thumping from the Union, especially not at the onset. Most of the time you can make better progress via "private" discussion rather than "public" discussion of the matter.

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                • #9
                  A with any story, there's always two sides and the truth lies somewhere in between. There have been several stories in regards to this incident, it only took me 2 minutes to find another two stories covered by one of the fire bloggers.

                  Regardless of what happened on the call and where the actual problem was (there's no real indication that I can find), I can't imagine that Mr. O'Neill helped himself talking about the incident to a reporter that's been all over the City of Detroit and Detroit Fire for the past few months.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Firefly1717 View Post
                    The city of detroit have over 30 of the 60 EMS rigs out of service. They are shorthanded almost 60 medics. These EMS workers are running crazy. They called 911 20 minutes prior to the arrival of the EMS crew. The actual response time after they recieved the call was like 5-6 minutes.
                    60 rigs? They only have like 20 rigs tops in service EVER for the whole city and their are probably 10-15 rigs broken down out of service at the repair shop. They are short staffed and cannot put the normal 24 rigs in service due to manpower issues.
                    Jerry Stewart
                    Firefighter Engine Company No. 44
                    Licensed Paramedic State of Michigan
                    [email protected]
                    (313) 732 7377
                    Detroit Fire Department Local 344

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by detroitfire1552 View Post
                      60 rigs? They only have like 20 rigs tops in service EVER for the whole city and their are probably 10-15 rigs broken down out of service at the repair shop. They are short staffed and cannot put the normal 24 rigs in service due to manpower issues.

                      Hey Brother, there is always some youngster that seems to know more than the members of a department.

                      Plus with his 3itching about this he may be just stirring the pot some.


                      His first post after joining he is putting down the members and department.
                      Stay Safe and Well Out There....

                      Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Firefly1717 View Post
                        Where is the Union?
                        The paramedic at the end of the report who pleads for the mayor to take it out on him instead of the two fired employees is the president of the EMS union.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Catch22 View Post
                          A with any story, there's always two sides and the truth lies somewhere in between. There have been several stories in regards to this incident, it only took me 2 minutes to find another two stories covered by one of the fire bloggers.

                          Regardless of what happened on the call and where the actual problem was (there's no real indication that I can find), I can't imagine that Mr. O'Neill helped himself talking about the incident to a reporter that's been all over the City of Detroit and Detroit Fire for the past few months.
                          You should include the link


                          Overloaded system delays ambulance response, dispatcher instructions result in blocked airway, ambulance crew terminated … another day in Detroit EMS


                          Mike

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                          • #14
                            And do all the work for them?

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