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    EMS system needs vs human biological needs

    Please don't kill the messenger, I didn't create the policy, I am just relaying what management has the supervisors enforce. I should have clarified this... The 10 minute turnaround time was for 911 units only, which could run back to back runs for 8 hours straight. all BLS calls were in the...
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    What happened to Cypress Creek EMS?

    Wow... and to think, they were originally viewed as one of the premier EMS agencies in the US... https://cypresscreekems.com/
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    EMS system needs vs human biological needs

    spinning out of the directionless thread: https://emtlife.com/threads/the-100-directionless-thread.9773/post-710827 And I saw this on facebook, where a 911 dispatcher fell asleep on a call: https://www.facebook.com/groups/705886106135524/posts/5463252990398788/ Where does that line get...
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    Feeling Alone and Need fellow EMS brothers and sisters. (PTSD)

    Out of curiosity, where in NJ? a couple points: If you need to take time off, use FMLA, not an ADA accommodation. As long as you have been there for 12 months, you are eligible for FMLA (and you need to fill out paperwork). And you can use FMLA in small increments too. PTSD is covered by the...
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    Rising Fuel Costs Will Cut EMS Response

    but them how will you justify those 6 figure salaries for 4-6 people per truck, adding additional suppression units, and building of new fire stations?
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    Rising Fuel Costs Will Cut EMS Response

    I was working EMS back in 2008, during the last economic downturn... We were told not to have the truck running in the 90+ degree temps, to save on fuel. So we are posted to a street corner, with no AC... Suffice it to say, while the supervisors were in nice air conditioned buildings, we were...
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    Should EMS/Fire be armed?

    No.... The question I was asked was "Would you be okay with someone [else] ignoring your wishes as long as you didn't know about it?" and I said I would be ok with that. I'm not violating anyone's rights (see @Akulahawk's post above). And the wishes and desires of others don't override my...
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    Should EMS/Fire be armed?

    the phrase is "Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is looking." In this case, just because someone disagrees with what I'm doing, doesn't make it morally wrong, esp if their belief conflicts with an explicitly granted right in this country. Sorry your feeling are hurt, but...
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    Should EMS/Fire be armed?

    to be perfectly honest? Yes. Absolutely. If I don't know about it, and it doesn't affect me, than I really won't care about it. It's not something I would lose sleep over. There is so much concern over "omg, what would people think" and "you're breaking the rules" and "would someone please...
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    Should EMS/Fire be armed?

    That's true. However, if your firearm is concealed, and they shouldn't even know you are carrying. And since your not violating the law, why bother having the conversation in the first place? You absolutely can. But why should you? We are getting off on a bigger tangent here, but let me...
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    Should EMS/Fire be armed?

    The original statement was as follows To which I asked "Is that really how the law works?" Then you said: So when I asked for the case law that you stated was upheld by the courts (which is exactly what was stated previously, that the sign implies that you were "ALREADY asked you to leave if...
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    first unit in is the last unit out

    that's the big question... is the fire officer a medical provider providing patient care? many years ago I was second due to an MVA in the next town over. the first arrive ambulance had a critical patient (pediatric passenger who was struck in the head by an unsecured spare tire, or something...
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    Should EMS/Fire be armed?

    please cite the court case that said that you don't need to verbally ask someone to leave before they can be charged with trespassing, from a public business that is open to the public. Not saying you're wrong, but if the court did uphold that, I'd be interested in reading the decision.
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    BLS. Do you prefer AHA or Red Cross?

    my county, state and NREMT doesn't require any merit badge classes from AHA to maintain either EMT or Paramedic certification. an in-house "certification" is acceptable, at least based on my last renewal, provided NREMT accepts it. If your state requires you to pay money to various companies...
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    Should EMS/Fire be armed?

    Is that really how the law works? If I put a sign on my business's door that says no White people allowed, does that mean I have have any white people who enter my establishment charged with trespassing? What if I say no gays? if two men walk into my store, and are holding hands, can I call...
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