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Since: Sep 09

Louisville, KY

#1 Sep 12, 2009
As I read through the comments about the firemen, I could not help but wonder why no one has noticed the problems with our EMS service. Yes, OUR ems service! They are here to help us, when needed. Yet there are many issues. Anyone who has been to the Ems station to visit employees, I'm sure has noticed this. Male and female employees shareing rooms to sleep in. More than just sleeping is going on. Off duty employees " hanging out " drunk or coming there to " sleep it off " cause they can't make it home. Have you ever had to call for the ambulance? And we wonder what takes so long??? The " director " continues to cover these and other issues up, as well as, having employees cover up issues. The care they offer us as a community is poor. They are not being monitored as they should be. In the defence of the " director " I'm sure it is hard for him to find qualified employees. Who would want to work in that enviroment???
EMS Suporter

United States

#2 Sep 13, 2009
concerned5 wrote:
As I read through the comments about the firemen, I could not help but wonder why no one has noticed the problems with our EMS service. Yes, OUR ems service! They are here to help us, when needed. Yet there are many issues. Anyone who has been to the Ems station to visit employees, I'm sure has noticed this. Male and female employees shareing rooms to sleep in. More than just sleeping is going on. Off duty employees " hanging out " drunk or coming there to " sleep it off " cause they can't make it home. Have you ever had to call for the ambulance? And we wonder what takes so long??? The " director " continues to cover these and other issues up, as well as, having employees cover up issues. The care they offer us as a community is poor. They are not being monitored as they should be. In the defence of the " director " I'm sure it is hard for him to find qualified employees. Who would want to work in that enviroment???
well concerned5,
im going have to say..wtf??
How can you set and talk negative about people who risk there lives to help you ??.. these people barely get paid more than minium wage to come save your ass... you are probly someone who want's to be where they are, and wishes you could do a good job serving our great community. They work 24 hr's shifts, are away from there families, i'm sure the
Director is aware of problems and handles them like they should be.. i can say if i every call for an ambulance. i know that my live would be in great hands.. Keep up the good work EMS You are what this county has needed for years..
gas

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Sep 13, 2009
starting trouble that is all they like to do they are good at it.
mow down

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Sep 16, 2009
i don't know but if all that is true i wanna be ems, and get me some stanky on my panky lolol
where do i sign up
areyoukidding

Bastrop, TX

#5 Sep 16, 2009
concerned5 wrote:
As I read through the comments about the firemen, I could not help but wonder why no one has noticed the problems with our EMS service. Yes, OUR ems service! They are here to help us, when needed. Yet there are many issues. Anyone who has been to the Ems station to visit employees, I'm sure has noticed this. Male and female employees shareing rooms to sleep in. More than just sleeping is going on. Off duty employees " hanging out " drunk or coming there to " sleep it off " cause they can't make it home. Have you ever had to call for the ambulance? And we wonder what takes so long??? The " director " continues to cover these and other issues up, as well as, having employees cover up issues. The care they offer us as a community is poor. They are not being monitored as they should be. In the defence of the " director " I'm sure it is hard for him to find qualified employees. Who would want to work in that enviroment???


Where did you get this garbage???

Since: Sep 09

Lexington, KY

#6 Sep 22, 2009
I realize this is a very hard job and stressful, but this does not excuse what I seen with my own eyes!!! I am by no means saying every employee at Scott Co EMS is involed. I am saying I have been to the EMS station and witnessed things that disturbed me, as well they should have. This is all a matter of opinion I guess. It really depends on your morals.
Stuck

Scottsburg, IN

#7 Sep 9, 2011
concerned5 wrote:
I realize this is a very hard job and stressful, but this does not excuse what I seen with my own eyes!!! I am by no means saying every employee at Scott Co EMS is involed. I am saying I have been to the EMS station and witnessed things that disturbed me, as well they should have. This is all a matter of opinion I guess. It really depends on your morals.
its finally came out about all the things that do go on. Apparently someone taped a supervisor saying all the things going on within the ems with the workers. Its not pretty. Commissioners needs to step in and take it back over.
ems

Elyria, OH

#8 Sep 9, 2011
This job is profession. We are here to serve the community and help the public. Wages arent great, hours long, time away from family, and life missed. If you dont do this job its hard to understand it.

However there has to be professional and ethical responsibility to the community. Personally there's no reason for the unprofessionalism that goes on in that service. There needs to be a complete overhaul of the service and how it is ran. With the proper leadership and direction you might be supprised of what it could be and achieve.
Homeless

New Albany, IN

#9 Dec 20, 2011
Well I have seen & heard that the medics & supervisor's don't doing anything but sit on there ass's while other's has to do all the work but take the glory.
Tommy Burns

Lexington, KY

#11 Dec 21, 2011
To be quite frank, who is sleeping with whom is none of our business. They are adults. As well, if male and female employees are alright with sleeping in the same room why should any one else have a problem with it?

As for the alleged drunk employees sleeping it off - I am proud of them for having the sense not to drink and drive.

I admire the EMS Employees for sacrificing 182 and 1/2 days a year with their loved ones so that I can receive prompt medical attention in case of an emergency.

Perhaps we should apologize to the EMS Employees I have seen drop their lunch to answer a call. Better yet, why don't we all pitch in and buy them dinner on a night when they can actually sit and enjoy their food?

Unless they are crashing ambulances, getting lost, or ignoring calls I think it is safe to say that there are no real problems going on over there.
FYI

Louisville, KY

#12 Dec 21, 2011
If you wanna bash the lives of those that take care of you..do it in the correct forum..this is the CROTHERSVILLE topix, NOT Scott County. The way I see it, when you go out and spend a day in their shoes and do what they do, complain. Until then, shut up and enjoy the ambulance ride because they'll be there if you need one!!!!
so you say

Duncan, OK

#13 Jan 22, 2012
As an EMS employee, yeah, I see things that could definatly change. But these are personal changes that need to change. We may not all get along, but when the tones drop it's a different story. So yeah, things may not be perfect, but what business is perfect?? But people are helped, lives are saved, and at the end of the day, all is good.
to many problems

United States

#14 Jan 23, 2012
So... Maybe its not perfect. But, if this county could stop calling 911 every time they get a turd hung or ODing they could do the real work. I E. Helping people with real problems. BTW your drugs makes your pooper not function.
47102abc

Thorntown, IN

#15 Jan 24, 2012
EMS Does a fine job. They are the lowest paid in this area, there facility is not good, but yet they still do there job better than most of your surrounding areas. EMS is there for life and death emergencies not toothaches, headaches, flu, and whatever other stupid reason people call them. Leave them alone and let them do there job. Nobody complains when they bring someone back which I have seen many times. Find something else to complain about.
help

Lexington, KY

#16 Jan 25, 2012
management is very poor, get good manement great place to work, good people leaving all the time, hard to replace with good people with bad management, come on someone step up and help ems to be the best it can be. it starts with commissioners getting a good leader witch now we do not have.
fedup

Louisville, KY

#17 Jan 27, 2012
People amaze me. They do not work at EMS but think they know everything about it. First of all try working 24 hours straight never knowing what you are going to be called out on overdose, dead bodies, motor vehicle accidents, child emergencies, domestic violence,etc. and most days of those 24 hour days it is not stop, so if someone is "passed out" at station it is because of no sleep!!! That's not even counting the driving that they do going 2 to 5 times to lousiville or Indy ect . So before you speak about the EMS field know the facts and if you are so worried about sleeping arrangements put your real name on here and come talk to us about it because after all that who has time or energy or even really wants to mess around at the station ESP when there is no privacy people are always dropping in...
help

Lexington, KY

#18 Jan 29, 2012
I beleave ems does a great job, not management. when you became ems worker you know that you would be called out on bad calls and the drive to lousiville part of your job and24 on and 48 off not bad, but still think you for what you do, nurse and doctors, police and firemen all have a very hard jobs it comes with the job and again think you. its not the ems workers here, its if all most everyone hating the way things are run and its not good thats so many people are leaving, over one man, the way he runs things is wrong. again please help before there is no ems. ony the commissioner can do something about this, but they just let good people leave every day, two more leaves this week that is so sad.
whats wrong

Lexington, KY

#19 Jan 29, 2012
other countys around us knows whats going on and to get these people thats leaving replaced is going to be so hard to do, please check back ground on new people be for its to late. just dont put someone to work because you have a opening. im a worried taxpayer on this matter.
really

Dayton, OH

#20 Feb 5, 2012
until they put someone in charge that knows how to run the place nothing going to get better. they just hiring now anyone that can drive, dont matter if your family gets there alive or not. To the worried taxpayer you should be
whats wrong

Lexington, KY

#21 Feb 7, 2012
you are right, when dir is gone you will see a great change in our ems, to the workers that are still there great job.

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