EMS and First Responders

EMS and First Responders

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Concerned Citizen

Charleston, WV

#1 Oct 14, 2010
I am wondering is it true that alum creek first responders can NOT perform CPR on a victim that is dying? If this is true WHY NOT?

What kind of EMS system do we have in this county when it takes 35 to 40 min for ems to get on the scene of an incident.

Charleston, WV

#2 Oct 18, 2010
ACFVD....does not have 1st reponders

Saint Albans, WV

#3 Nov 7, 2010
acvfd firefighters do run cardiac arrest and can do CPR and are trained to do it. that is a requirement to be on their fd is to be trained in first aid and CPR

Charleston, WV

#4 Jan 8, 2011
ACVFD does NOT have a first responder program...and they do not get called out for medical calls. Yes they are trained in CPR but that doesn't mean they use it. They're a bunch of idiots.

Charleston, WV

#5 Jan 11, 2011
They have nothing to do with EMS they are two seperate entities. Rural EMS does however have longer response times though. Just a downfall to living in the country.
that guy

San Francisco, CA

#6 Jan 14, 2011
Hey either way, they are all pieces of shat. Hows about that one ladies?

Dallas, TX

#7 Jan 14, 2011
Hey "that guy" I hope you need them sometime then you won't be bad mouthing them.

Princeton, WV

#8 Jan 18, 2011
Alum Creek VFD would be a better place if they had a new fire Chief. Jim Oldaker is an ASS.
If the people would run his ass of it would be so much better. I am a volunteer and spend a lot of time there even though the station a dump.
Come on Jim clean you act up.
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Princeton, WV

#10 Feb 14, 2011
oh yea and speaking of the fire dept theres a long list of people that nasty thing who claims to be a firefighter but every time she went to make entry something would mysteriously go wrong with her air pack and she couldnt go in....EVERY TIME..... Chasity Whitlock..

I dont guess many people heard about Chasity and Billy Javins hooking up at fire school a few years ago but Samantha never found out.. Swear my hand on the Bible that one's true but will most likely be denied til the day they die. Then again, if I even touched Chasity Whitlock I'd never claim I did. I feel sorry for whoever her husband is. She's had more ass than a toilet seat

Charleston, WV

#11 Feb 15, 2011
Jim Oldaker is corrupt wrote:
This is a fact: Back around 2005, many first responders at ACVFD let their First Responder license expire, leaving only one person on the dept with a valid first responder card. This person couldn't make it to all of the calls but did respond every chance he had. Instead of retraining more people for first responder (which, by the way Billy and Samantha Javins took their EMT class and failed several times)....
So, Jim was so worried about his response stats looking bad so instead of bringing on more first responders, he did away with the program altogether. One responder on ONE call can save someone's life. Delivering oxygen to a heart attack patient can help lessen damage to the heart during a heart attack.
With a first responder program at ACVFD, it can definitely mean the difference between life and death. I can't even fathom getting rid of a first responder program (even when you have a licensed first responder) just because you were worried about your response numbers.
Everyone's right, Jim Oldaker has to go but he has the bylaws written to where its nearly impossible to get rid of him. He's more worried about his own protection to stay chief than he is worried about the lives of others. BUT, until the community gets together and ousts him, it's not gonna happen.
He rigs elections as well....Back in either the late 90s or early 2000s, he rigged one election. He was running against Danny Shaffer and Danny was going to win. Oldaker found out who all was going to vote against him, kicked them off the dept a week before the elections and reinstated them the day after the election with a 1 day probationary period. Several of those members still have the paperwork to prove it.
That dept is ran by fear, not by good leadership. There are atleast 5 people who live within 4 minutes of the Alum Creek fire station who are on Davis Creek VFD because of Jim.
Another note: Probably half of Alum Creek residents were on ACVFD and are fully trained but none of them will come back until Oldaker is gone.
Oh yea, and ask him about the money he embezzled from the dept that went to a board meeting but was thrown out....all of the evidence was there, it was indisputable...but they threw it out because during the board meeting he pushed the opposition to the point of losing their cool, so it was dismissed because of that.
And theres an audio file floating around out there of Oldaker and Chasity Whitlock talking about how to get rid of one of the hard working members of the dept....of couse, he'll do anything she asks since he frequently bragged at the firehouse about f*cking her so many times and his exact words were: "I hit it at a 45 degree angle cause it was so loose".....
I agree to ALL of the above...I would go back if oldaker and a number of other people were gone. I live seconds away from the station so I could be an asset to getting a truck out within minutes of a call...but once again that will never happen because they will have to drag oldaker out of there after he chokes on a marlboro giving it to Whitlock at a 45.

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