Keep UConn Paramedics On The Job
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#1 May 13, 2009
The fact of the matter is, the UConn paramedics provide less then an adequate service to the Farmington Valley and the EMTs and first responders that have to deal with them have nothing but criticism when it comes to the UConn medics. Their arrogance is completely inappropriate based on their lack of experience and I personally have seen them perform quite poorly on many calls.
The Farmington Valley would benefit better from using the Simsbury and Granby medics as well as AMR, as they are the primary coverage for Avon or Farmington.
As for the Avon Mountain incident, while they may have been there early, their lack of communication and coordination caused confusion and disorginization on scene.
I think UConn leaving the area is a step in the right direction for the Farmington Valley. The people of Avon, Canton, Farmington and Simsbury would be lucky to have more qualified paramedics responding when they or there loved ones need help.
#2 May 13, 2009
I think "concerned resident" is salivating and smelling job opportunities coming their way with the UCONN Medics gone.
#3 May 13, 2009
More qualified is quite comical when the medics average experience is 10 years at UCONN. I agree with Hmmm sounds like a disgruntle AMR employee to me. And as far as qualified. I believe UCONN can perform advanced procedures that are at the level of Lifestar. So go back to school for something other than EMS and leave prehospital care to the professionals like the arrogant UCONN Team.
#4 May 13, 2009
I think "concerned citizen" is looking for more billable calls for profit. Kick'em while they're down and take everything you can huh? I wonder how many years "concerned citizen" has in EMS and / or the fire service. I think instead of voicing your opinion face to face you were to busy getting billing information.
#5 May 16, 2009
Actually the average experience level as paramedics for these guys/gals NOW is far less than 10 years.And they aren't any more qualified than the next group.If they are qualified to perform care at the same level as Lifestar,than why do they use them all the time.Do not insult the MANY others who arrived before and after these guys on the Avon Mt. incident who did as much if not more for the injured and deceased.The writer of the original article had a pretty amazing recollection of the incident for having been SERIOUSLY injured.Maybe "prompted" to write his article with some help.These people are state workers,who make tons of overtime to do not a real whole lot.IF they want to stay,they need to seriously justify themselves.And I can assure you,I am NOT a disgruntled AMR employee.....
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