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Concerned Citizen

Fort Worth, TX

#1 Oct 22, 2012
What does everyone think of John Herd
Ding dong

Azle, TX

#2 Oct 23, 2012
Didn't he get an Emmy for his role as a corrupt police detective in "The Sopranos"?
I like him. Pretty good actor. Why?
Truth

San Jose, CA

#3 Oct 23, 2012
John Herd is pro fire department. I'm not sure about his character since I don't know him personally.
pelicanbay

Fort Worth, TX

#4 Oct 23, 2012
Not really sure what kind of person he is.
All I ever hear about him is bad.....
why

Azle, TX

#5 Oct 24, 2012
John Hurd has never done anyone wrong that I know of, always very polite,professional,kind and courtious. why would anyone want to know? and Pelicanbay? what bad have you heard? do you even know him?
Anonymous

United States

#6 Oct 24, 2012
I've seen bad and good things he does
Texan

Wichita, KS

#7 Oct 24, 2012
Kind of like most people then isn't he?
why

Azle, TX

#8 Oct 25, 2012
he is a fine indvidual with great emt skills. but you know the best way to find out is to go introduce yourself to him, get to know him.
Truth

San Jose, CA

#9 Oct 25, 2012
Why are you asking about John?
wedo

Azle, TX

#10 May 16, 2013
lol
wedo

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

#11 May 16, 2013
lol
facts

Fort Worth, TX

#12 Jul 26, 2013
why wrote:
he is a fine indvidual with great emt skills. but you know the best way to find out is to go introduce yourself to him, get to know him.
he may be a person with "fine EMT skills" but he's not supposed to practice them. He's NOT an EMT and hasn't been since july 1995. He should not performing EMT skills on people. Would you want an airline
pilot who hasn't flown since 1995 flying you and your family on vacation in a plane????
Texan

Wichita, KS

#13 Jul 26, 2013
It's not the same thing, I was a para-medic for the Air Force for ten years, I have been out for twenty years and still remember most of what I learned and in an emergency could still save a life. So should we try to save a life, or just let them die because we haven't been using those skills for twenty years? Have you never heard of someone being charged with FAILURE TO STOP AND RENDER AID? So do I want a pilot who hasn't flown in fifteen or twenty years, in an emergency OH HELL YES! He or that EMT or Medic who has been out of service might just save my life.
facts

Fort Worth, TX

#14 Jul 28, 2013
it's EXACTLY the same thing. the knowledge base may still be there but the skills to apply that knowledge get lost. there is something called "skills degradation" when "you dont use it, you lose it" very well applies. i dunno @ VA but "failure to stop and render aid" in Texas 99% of the time involves causing a wreck or being involved in a wreck and leaving the scene (part and parcel with 'leaving the scene of a accident') you have some case law you'd like to cite listing some cases where an EMT/Paramedic drove by an accident scene (off-duty/out of district) and was arrested (must less arraigned then indicted)? case in point: i havent used cursive (longhand writing) in 25 years then in college i had to hand-write a short story in English 201. I forget how to make certain letters
in cursive (because ive been printing block letter and using computers and such for so long) case in point #2: i used to know morse code (ham radio operator stuff) I haven't used it in 20 years.
I forget. you have another silly-assed statement??????
Texan wrote:
It's not the same thing, I was a para-medic for the Air Force for ten years, I have been out for twenty years and still remember most of what I learned and in an emergency could still save a life. So should we try to save a life, or just let them die because we haven't been using those skills for twenty years? Have you never heard of someone being charged with FAILURE TO STOP AND RENDER AID? So do I want a pilot who hasn't flown in fifteen or twenty years, in an emergency OH HELL YES! He or that EMT or Medic who has been out of service might just save my life.
Texan

Wichita, KS

#15 Jul 29, 2013
Like I said not the same thing. Most people retain retain their skills, it's kind of like riding a bicycle, you may not be as good at it but you can still do it. Maybe you can provide some case law where someone was charged for using EMT skills while out of practice. I don't know if it is silly-assed or not but if you forgot how to make letters you aren't too smart to begin with.
Texas

Irving, TX

#16 Jul 29, 2013
Below is the Texas Good Samaritan Law:

Article 6701d, Vernon's Civil Statutes ; Chapter 74, Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 74.001

LIABILITY FOR EMERGENCY CARE

(a) a person who in good faith administers emergency care at the scene of an emergency or in a hospital is not liable in civil damages for an act performed during the emergency unless the act is willfully or wantonly negligent.

(b) This section does not apply for care administered:
(1) in expectation of remuneration;
(2) by a person who was at the scene of the emergency because he or a person he represents as an agent was soliciting business or seeking to perform a service for remuneration;
(3) by a person who regularly administers emergency care in a hospital or emergency room; or
(4) by an admitting physician or a treating physician associated by the admitting physician of a patient bringing a health-care liability claim.
Texas

Irving, TX

#17 Jul 29, 2013
Section 74.002.



UNLICENSED MEDICAL PERSONNEL.

Persons not licensed in the healing arts who in good faith administer emergency care as emergency medical service personnel are not liable in civil damages for an act performed in administering the care unless the act is willfully or wantonly negligent. This section applies without regard to whether the care is provided for or in expectation of remuneration.
facts

Fort Worth, TX

#18 Jul 30, 2013
you brought it up. I asked you for case law FIRST. find it. post it. or STFU.
Texan wrote:
Like I said not the same thing. Most people retain retain their skills, it's kind of like riding a bicycle, you may not be as good at it but you can still do it. Maybe you can provide some case law where someone was charged for using EMT skills while out of practice. I don't know if it is silly-assed or not but if you forgot how to make letters you aren't too smart to begin with.
Texan

Wichita, KS

#19 Jul 30, 2013
If you want someone to STFU, be my guest. But then again you're the silly little kid " I told you first, Mommy Mommy make him stop" So if you have a problem with it just KMA.
facts

Fort Worth, TX

#20 Jul 31, 2013
Texan wrote:
If you want someone to STFU, be my guest. But then again you're the silly little kid " I told you first, Mommy Mommy make him stop" So if you have a problem with it just KMA.
you're pretty much a dumb ass. riding a bicycle vs. EMS pretty poor comparison. i taught my kids to ride a bicycle on a sunday afternoon.

EMS (at any level -basic or advanced) is a complex thing involving gross and fine motor skills, all three domains of learning (pyschomotor/congitive/affecti ve), critical thinking skills, and application of those knowledge/skills in an an unstable, dynamic enviroment.

EMT school in Texas is 110-130 hrs college level training with 48-96 hrs of clinical training (depending on the school)

paramedic school is 1200+ hrs classroom and over 400 hrs clinical training (depending on the school)

its a lot more complex than not falling off a bike.

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