ambulance squad accused of partying with prostitutes

medicRob

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Ok, before even reading this my response is, "You've got to be kidding me". I have seen EMS Personnel do some pretty stupid things on duty, but this takes the cake.

After reading this, I feel the same.
 
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Talk about shocking. however, there is always two sides to every story, and with a town like woodbridge, nothing is what is seems, and politics skew everything. Plus, many of the allegations being made against the squad, are stemming from the mayor's desire to eliminate all squads except the one run by his buddy (which happens to be millions in debt, but that's another story). Lots of shady deals going on, and questionable tactics.

This is the Avenel Squad's reply.

www.avenelems.com

July 29, 2010--- The Township’s most recent allegations against the squad is part of the “public smear” campaign to which the administration has desperately resorted.

These allegations are retaliatory. They come just days after the Squad notified the Township it was proceeding with the suit to legally challenge the manner in which the Township suspended its services as well as other unlawful actions taken by its officials. The Township has carried out its threat to alert the media of these unsupported allegations if the Squad filed a suit or asked the public to oppose the August 3 vote permanently suspending its services. The Township is trying to intimidate the squad and its supporters into backing down.

The most recent allegations against the squad are highly defamatory. No squad members have been charged with the criminal conduct the Township alleges to have occurred. Like the criminal trespass charges which were recently sent back to municipal court for resolution, these allegations are politically motivated.

It is very disappointing that the Township’s public officials will stop at nothing, including unnecessarily trying to ruin squad members’ reputation and abusing the criminal process, to turn the tide of public opinion against the squad when all the squad wants to do is serve the community. It is clear the administration underestimates Woodbridge residents who ACFAS is confident will see what true motivations lie behind these most recent allegations.

Click on the above link to view the rest of the article.
 
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medic417

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Hey volunteer agencies have trouble recruiting and retaining people maybe this is just a new perk to solve that. :p

This whole problem would be solved if the community leaders put the citizens as a true priority and went to a paid EMS. Then just fire anyone that acts so unprofessionally. Based on both sides comments does not seem to have been a truly great service any way.
 

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much like other news stories posted here, the truth has not been posted. The media has resported to a he said, she said battle without actually investigating.
 

zmedic

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There is a good lesson though about not posting photos or info to facebook that you wouldn't feel comfortable with anyone reading. Like breaking into closed skating rinks.
 

medicRob

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There is a good lesson though about not posting photos or info to facebook that you wouldn't feel comfortable with anyone reading. Like breaking into closed skating rinks.

A lot of people do not take that as seriously as they should. Facebook & Myspace does have the potential to ruin careers, especially given the politics of EMS, Police, and Fire. I keep my facebook on complete lockdown, all one can see is that I am a male from TN. I want nothing more to show, not that I have anything to hide. I just feel my personal and professional lives should remain separate.
 

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A lot of people do not take that as seriously as they should. Facebook & Myspace does have the potential to ruin careers, especially given the politics of EMS, Police, and Fire. I keep my facebook on complete lockdown, all one can see is that I am a male from TN. I want nothing more to show, not that I have anything to hide. I just feel my personal and professional lives should remain separate.

I'm assuming you weren't one of the 100 million Facebook accounts affected by this then?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38463013/ns/technology_and_science/?GT1=43001
 

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^^^ Theoretically the algorithm only collected data that was already set to be publicly viewable - So in his case it would show he is a male from TN. My understanding is the only way other info could be gathered is if it was taken off of a friend's page.

I agree totally about being careful about what you post or say. Even if your page isn't public, or you aren't "friends" with anyone in management there is always the risk that a co-worker could throw you under the bus.

As for the OP, anyone can hold a news conference "alleging" that something happened. Unfortunately it can be used to the advantage for someone in power because the news usually only cares about the initial story, and never follows up when the dust settles. It sounds like no matter what is going on, a neutral 3rd party needs to get involved and determine what the heck has and hasn't happened. Welcome to small town politics.
 

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ffemt8978

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Not that I am aware of, but I very well could have been and just don't know it. I have had my profile on complete lockdown since back when facebook was only for college students (albeit, the lock down mechanism wasnt that great back then)

My point was that you shouldn't be putting your faith in the security aspects of your profile. Locking down your account is no substitute for being careful what you post online in the first place.
 

medicRob

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My point was that you shouldn't be putting your faith in the security aspects of your profile. Locking down your account is no substitute for being careful what you post online in the first place.

Yes, I am aware of this. There is nothing on my profile that I wouldn't want anyone to see. I just err on the side of caution and lock down anyways. I have been a facebook API developer for 2 years, I am quite familiar with their security measures and their down falls.
 

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Anyone got the number of their person in charge recruiting?;)
 

medic417

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Wow the professionalism is really missing.
 

medic417

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Brown is suspicious of how professional any group calling themselves a "first aid squad" are ....

Medic wonders that to and just how professional some of the other posters on this topic are.
 
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