Emergency Services Coordinator
Agree

Bristol, TN

#21 Mar 26, 2011
Valley Crew:

Davis Michele EMT
Johnson Jarrod EMT/EN
Johnson Jason EMT/P
Johnson Nathan EMT/P
Mccracken Crystal EMT
Oquinn Morgan EMT
Price Paul EMT
Tome Rose EMT
White Mark EMT
White Robert EMT
Worley Tony EMT/I

11 members 2 paramedics, 1 intermediate
Agree

Bristol, TN

#22 Mar 26, 2011
Washington County Crew:

Abplanalp Christopher EMT/I
Arnold Dennis EMT
Arnold Wade EMT
Arsenault Katherine EMT/EN
Belcher Stephanie EMT/EN
Belisle Rebecca EMT
Blevins Aaron EMT
Boatwright Robert EMT
Brewer Joey EMT
Brown Megan EMT
Chafin Michael EMT
Clark Wendi EMT
Conway Jason EMT
Crabtree Tracy EMT/I
Cullop Susan EMT
Dea Tammie EMT
Domjahn Briyana EMT/I
Domjahn Marit EMT/P
Duncan Martin EMT/I
Eller Connie EMT
Fogleman James EMT/I
Groover Christie EMT
Grubb Anissa EMT
Grubb Randall EMT
Hartsock Daniel EMT/P
Long Kenny EMT/P
Mason Michael EMT/I
Matney David EMT
Mattox Anna EMT
Mattox Joshua EMT/P
Mcglothlin Jonna EMT
Mckee David EMT/I
Mckee Linda EMT
Mehl Andrew EMT
Pennington Matthew EMT
Pullen Rick EMT
Robinson Brandon EMT/EN
Rogers Hailey EMT/I
Scott Noelani EMT
Sexton Kimberly EMT
White Brandi EMT
White Earl EMT
Wilkinson Mark EMT/P
Wilkinson Michael EMT
Wilkinson Tonia EMT
Womer Travis EMT/I
Yurong Justin EMT/P

47 members, only 6 are paramedic, only 9 are intermediate
Agree

Bristol, TN

#23 Mar 26, 2011
Washington County Fire/Rescue:

Ball Bobby EMT/P
Canter Penny EMT
Fleenor James EMT
Harosky Charles EMT
Long Trey EMT
Morenings Joshua EMT
Morenings Michael EMT
Scyphers Matthew EMT
Starr James EMT
White Norman EMT/P

10 members, 2 paramedics
time for change

Bristol, TN

#24 Mar 26, 2011
I think the best thing the county could do is come up with an ambulance commitee and put inplace rules and regulations how the crews operate and if they are not incompliance take away their rights to provide service, 1 response times,2 maintain als on atleast 85% of all runs,24 hour coverage onsite at the building no more responding from home with their little red lights and driving wreckless this is going to get some one killed and when it does who is responsible,the crew or the county for letting this go on.and another thing that really gets to me is ambulance's transporting non emergent pt's to hospital with red lights only and no siren on.that is a true violation of fedral law and state law. when redlights are on siren is to be active ,let them have a wreck and hurt or kill someone and see how far under the jail they are put this is an example of not having due regard to the saftey of the public.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#25 Mar 26, 2011
Agree wrote:
The problem is not lack of available training, it is pure laziness. This is especially true in the eastern end of the county.
Glade Crew:
Addison Ben EMT
Arnold Otis EMT
Bales Anne EMT
Baumgardner Crystal EMT
Becker Susanne EMT
Bryant Christopher EMT/EN
Burgess Terry EMT
Catron Linda EMT
Cullop Travis EMT
Hale Joshua EMT
Hasty Ryan EMT
Holliday Charles EMT
Hupp Zachary EMT
Keith Roy EMT
McCune Mary EMT
Mcconnell Charles EMT
Mcconnell Heather EMT
Mink Bill EMT
Mink William EMT
Morton Kelly FR
Musick Ronnie EMT
Mutter Lou EMT
Osborne Gregory EMT
Poff Christopher EMT
Porterfield Wilma EMT
Rowe Martha EMT
Ryan Vernie EMT
Smith Patrick EMT
Stanley Jared EMT
Stanley Johnny EMT
Stanley Kimberly EMT
Stanley Ruth EMT
Tolbert Kevin EMT
Venable James EMT
White Jessica EMT
Williams James EMT
36 members who are all too lazy to further their education to provide ALS to the residents they serve. Out of that 36, Charlie Holliday is in a wheelchair and is useless to patients and other members alike; Ruth Stanley hasn't ran a crew call in over 20 years because she is so morbidly obese but she can sure jump in the truck when it comes time to go to the beach for a free vacation along with squandering $1500 a month from the crew for doing their paperwork; Kim Stanley is popping out babies and raising them on welfare so she is not in much shape to run calls. Then there is Dewayne Stanley who has captained the crew for damn near 20 years and has ZERO training whatsoever. So I ask, what is the point in keeping this excess baggage on the roster for.
Uh let me tell you something. It is not as easy to become an ALS provider as it used to be. They have taken everything and moved it to the college which costs a lot of money to take the classes. So if you want to foot the bill for these people to go back to college then I'm sure they would be happy too.
Agree

Bristol, TN

#26 Mar 26, 2011
Goodson-Kinderhook:

Autin Joy EMT/P
Autin Lloyd EMT/EN
Childress David EMT
Cottrill Christopher EMT
Cunningham Carl EMT
Cunningham Randall EMT
Dye Jason EMT/I
Easterly Robert EMT
Fleenor Kenneth EMT
Gott Joe EMT/EN
Hardin Michael EMT
Hoke James EMT
Hughes Ross EMT
Justus Derrick EMT
Kaylor Laura EMT
Kiser Tim EMT
Leonard Brad EMT
Leonard Kevin EMT/EN
Lewis Fredrick EMT
Mullins Sharon EMT
Smith Chris EMT
Smith Eric EMT
Venable Don EMT

23 members, 1 paramedic, 1 intermediate
Agree

Bristol, TN

#27 Mar 26, 2011
These lists do not count the totally untrained members of these organizations such as having a CPR card only like Dewayne Stanley in the Glade Crew, so there is no telling how many people serve as members who have no idea whatsoever what is going on.
Agree

Bristol, TN

#28 Mar 26, 2011
VIOLATIONS:

GLADE SPRING VOLUNTEER LIFE SAVING CREW
Agency No: 286

Date 08/08/2006
Character of Case
EMS Vehicle in violation of regulatory requirements.
.
Regulations
12 VAC 5-31-0500. Place of operations. A. An EMS agency shall maintain a fixed physical location. Any change in the address of this location requires notification to the Office of EMS before relocation of the office space.
12 VAC 5-31-0500.B B. Adequate, clean and enclosed storage space for linens, equipment and supplies shall be provided at each place of operation.
12 VAC 5-31-0500.C C. The following sanitation measures are required at each place of operation in accordance with standards established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia occupational safety and health laws (Title 40.1-1 of the Code of Virginia):
12 VAC 5-31-0500.C.1 1. All areas used for storage of equipment and supplies shall be kept neat, clean, and sanitary.
12 VAC 5-31-0500.C.2 2. All soiled supplies and used disposable items shall be stored or disposed of in plastic bags, covered containers or compartments provided for this purpose. Regulated waste shall be stored in a red or orange bag or container clearly marked with a biohazard label.
12 VAC 5-31-0720. EMS vehicle sanitation. The following requirements for sanitary conditions and supplies apply to an EMS vehicle in accordance with standards established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Law:
12 VAC 5-31-0720.A.6 6. Following patient treatment/transport within the vehicle and before being occupied by another patient:
12 VAC 5-31-0720.A.6.a a. Contaminated surfaces shall be cleaned and disinfected using a method recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
12 VAC 5-31-0720.A.6.b b. All soiled supplies and used disposable items shall be stored or disposed of in plastic bags, covered containers or compartments provided for this purpose. Regulated waste shall be stored in a red or orange bag or container clearly marked with a biohazard label.
12 VAC 5-31-0860. Required vehicle equipment.
.
Disposition
Correction Order
time for change

Bristol, TN

#29 Mar 26, 2011
RNEMTI wrote:
<quoted text>well do like every one else that has become a medic go to school their is grants and money available to assist with the cost. I went to school full time and worked full time for 2 years put my family on the back burner and got my medic it just comes down to people are to lazy and 85% could not make it thru the program and probaly could not pass the nremt-p test.I took the va emt test and it was a joke, 3 skill stations and the written test was so simple
Uh let me tell you something. It is not as easy to become an ALS provider as it used to be. They have taken everything and moved it to the college which costs a lot of money to take the classes. So if you want to foot the bill for these people to go back to college then I'm sure they would be happy too.
Well do like every body else that has become a medic go to school,their is grants and money available to cover the cost, i spent 2 years working full time and going to school my family and my life was put on hold but it was worth it. As for the va emt test what a joke i took the test 3 skill stations really? written test 100 of the easiest questions i have ever had,they need to switch to the nremt test,only the best make it with the nremt.
time for change

Bristol, TN

#30 Mar 26, 2011
Agree wrote:
Goodson-Kinderhook:as fare as all the members you posted how many are active? i bet that only about 50% of the roster are active members.
Autin Joy EMT/P
Autin Lloyd EMT/EN
Childress David EMT
Cottrill Christopher EMT
Cunningham Carl EMT
Cunningham Randall EMT
Dye Jason EMT/I
Easterly Robert EMT
Fleenor Kenneth EMT
Gott Joe EMT/EN
Hardin Michael EMT
Hoke James EMT
Hughes Ross EMT
Justus Derrick EMT
Kaylor Laura EMT
Kiser Tim EMT
Leonard Brad EMT
Leonard Kevin EMT/EN
Lewis Fredrick EMT
Mullins Sharon EMT
Smith Chris EMT
Smith Eric EMT
Venable Don EMT
23 members, 1 paramedic, 1 intermediate
I would bet out of all the names you posted for the agency"s thru out the county about 50% or better are non-active members.
funny

Murfreesboro, TN

#31 Mar 26, 2011
It's a shame people that get out here and volunteer get their names drug through the mud like this. I'm sure the people that are slandering them probably have no idea what time they spend keeping up what certifications they have. If Washington COunty were to provide a municipal service for what most of these people volunteer to provide, it would double our taxes. I sure hope this isn't a retaliation from Mrs Harris because it wouold really make me wander what kind of a proffessional she really is. People say that we are way behind in the patient care in this area, but I have seen counties around us not be able to perform any better than what our county provides.
funny

Murfreesboro, TN

#32 Mar 26, 2011
HHHHHmmmmm. That is at least 30 ALS providers. Too many EMT's to count. Lets compare that to the surrounding counties.
EMS girl

Bristol, VA

#33 Mar 26, 2011
time for change wrote:
and their is no reason that when a citizen calls 911 that an ambulance should be enroute in 2 min's having to reset the pagers 2-5 times is just plain down right wrong and every ambulance that responds should be als staffed. go across state lines in tn and look at their ems program very up to date and no delay in pt care and every ambulance is staffed with at least 1 paramedic. 1 life that is saved cost the county 1 million dollars it would be worth it. Remeber the citizens of the county are what keeps the county going ,paying taxes their money should go to providing a better ems program.
The amount of ignorance in this county never ceases to amaze me. Newsflash for you "time for change" the majority of the agencies are out well within the alotted time, the one's that aren't usually have a truck in service or are required by their employers to wait until the second alert before they are allowed to leave work and respond to the station. If you are that impressed with the quality of care in Tennessee then by all means stay there, we really don't need you in Virginia and if you are in Virginia and using Tenn as a fictious fact on your topix articles then I suggest you head across the line. I am an EMS provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia and am extremely proud of my crew and the crews of Washington County. I can guarantee you that there are no more that 3 days out of a month that my crew is not equipped with ALS and sometimes we are even able to run two ALS trucks at one time. To obtain the elite certification of an ALS provider there are two things that one must have in Washington County...time and money. I am sure that any provider in the county would find the time to go through the process however until VHCC releases the strangle hold on the Paramedic program and allow individual crews to teach the money factor will, unfortunately, be a hinderence to achieving their goals. In conclusion, I think that people need to "walk a mile" in some of these peoples shoes before they are so quick to write such untruths.
david

Ashburn, VA

#34 Mar 26, 2011
washington co has the best ems system in southwest virginia, lets not ruin it because of a few. and what does this have to do with the emergency coordinator?
Agree

Bristol, TN

#35 Mar 26, 2011
EMS girl wrote:
<quoted text>
The amount of ignorance in this county never ceases to amaze me. Newsflash for you "time for change" the majority of the agencies are out well within the alotted time, the one's that aren't usually have a truck in service or are required by their employers to wait until the second alert before they are allowed to leave work and respond to the station. If you are that impressed with the quality of care in Tennessee then by all means stay there, we really don't need you in Virginia and if you are in Virginia and using Tenn as a fictious fact on your topix articles then I suggest you head across the line. I am an EMS provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia and am extremely proud of my crew and the crews of Washington County. I can guarantee you that there are no more that 3 days out of a month that my crew is not equipped with ALS and sometimes we are even able to run two ALS trucks at one time. To obtain the elite certification of an ALS provider there are two things that one must have in Washington County...time and money. I am sure that any provider in the county would find the time to go through the process however until VHCC releases the strangle hold on the Paramedic program and allow individual crews to teach the money factor will, unfortunately, be a hinderence to achieving their goals. In conclusion, I think that people need to "walk a mile" in some of these peoples shoes before they are so quick to write such untruths.
Glade Crew has lots of money to spend on training their members to be ALS providers but they dont they would rather blow the money on the annual lampoon I mean stanley family vacation. They blow thousands of dollars each year going to the beach and the only award they ever win is for a scrapbook.
JACK

Bristol, VA

#36 Mar 27, 2011
It seems as though all the people listed in the 2 above post have at least put forth an effort. EMT training take time and these people find time to help others. AGREE is your listed or are you to lazy or sorry ?
funny

Murfreesboro, TN

#37 Mar 27, 2011
EMS in Washington County is a brotherhood and neither you nor your beloved emergency service coordinator is going to run us off without a fight. That includes you too AAS
Ambulance

Portland, TN

#38 Mar 27, 2011
I agree to some of the posts. I dont feel that being a BLS or not getting your ALS is "Lazy".. There are some people that feel comfortable being BLS. They have no desire to become ALS. ALS has never been a requirment to run with an agency in this county. We all are a "family" (in which we are supposed to act like it atleast) and can back each other up. The hardest thing that if you want to become ALS, there is a lack of training. Other than EMT-E, you have to take the EMT-I or EMT-P at the college. In this day and time, funding is hard.
The other side

Portland, TN

#39 Mar 27, 2011
In agreence to the above statement, I agree. Lets look at other things that Mrs. Harris can do or be aware of...
I was listening to the scanner the other day and there was an agency that took 2 alerts and Washington County Life Saving crew, finally had to respond to. Enroute, they FINALLY checked out and the other crew had to cancel. This took up way to much time. The squads that "run from home", is a joke and dangerous. The "Golden Hour" has become a "Bronze clock" anymore in the area! There is a lack of pride with some of the agencies! Speaking of "Lack of pride".. I was at JMH, and a few squads were up there.. I had a laugh looking at them. It appeared that Fire Rescue and Washington County were the only squads that were dressed in full EMS clothing. This one squad had blue jeans, a tshirt that had nothing to do with EMS, and looked dirty. Also, smoking outside the "hospital" doors really encourages a "healthy lifestyle". Hmmm, lets see... I just picked a patient up for shortness of breath, and now Im smoking outside the ER?? Makes a lot of sense. Just goes to show, your pride is lacking and it looks unprofessional! I have also seen some members with several piercings and "purple hair".. People sees all of this and wonders about their skills and morals/ethics, I know I do. EMS in TN would not be caught doing this (at least the ones with pride). Why does the Captians and "Adminstration" approve of this in this area?
Mrs. Harris, needs to stop letting squads run from home before someone gets hurt and needs to look at how some of these squads are presenting theirselves. Taking >5min to answer a call, needs to stop!!
Agree

Bristol, TN

#40 Mar 27, 2011
Ambulance wrote:
I agree to some of the posts. I dont feel that being a BLS or not getting your ALS is "Lazy".. There are some people that feel comfortable being BLS. They have no desire to become ALS. ALS has never been a requirment to run with an agency in this county. We all are a "family" (in which we are supposed to act like it atleast) and can back each other up. The hardest thing that if you want to become ALS, there is a lack of training. Other than EMT-E, you have to take the EMT-I or EMT-P at the college. In this day and time, funding is hard.
Like I said, THOUSANDS of dollars are spent by these crews each year going to the VAVRS competition and convention held in Virginia Beach. Ambulances, and in the case of WCLSC a crash truck also, are taken out of service and driven almost 1000 miles round trip, oceanfront hotel rooms are paid for, meals are purchased, and in the case of GSVLSC members are handed $500-$1000 each for "spending money", all at the expense of the tax payer. These beach trips are not beneficial to the citizens you serve. There is no training there, only an opportunity to display your talents or lack thereof. Kudos to WCLSC as they can usually bring back 1st place ALS, 1st place BLS, 1st place extrication, etc., but GSVLSC can't win an EMS competition they can barely get 2nd or 3rd place for keeping a scrapbook.
This money should be used to further training and purchase lifesaving equipment and supplies to better the community which these crews serve.
Look at it from another angle, that poor fellow who was recently arrested and convicted for accidentally using the credit card then paying it back (a mere $60.00), that does not hold a candle to the way money is funneled out of the Glade Crew by those Stanleys. Ruth is so fat she can't even run calls but pays herself $1500.00 a month for doing a little paperwork, Dewayne has no medical certification whatsoever yet holds the highest rank in the crew and gets paid $500 a month to sweep the building and take out the trash. All of these duties are what being a volunteer is all about. An investigation needs to be opened up at this crew if the Sheriffs Office wants to find misappropriation of funds.

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