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GRWJ

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Aug 5, 2008
Which is better?
mee

Galesburg, IL

#2 Aug 5, 2008
emerson all the way
Emerson Fan

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Aug 5, 2008
I think Emerson has the best medics in town. They are very good at what they do, very professional.
Oh Puhlease

Blytheville, AR

#4 Aug 5, 2008
If Emerson is so freakin great, then why does MedicOne get all the REAL emergencies? MedicOne is better definetly.
inside out

United States

#5 Aug 5, 2008
medic one
lab

Wentzville, MO

#6 Aug 5, 2008
I'm torn-they both have a special place in my heart!
Ms Reckless Dude

Bossier City, LA

#7 Aug 5, 2008
I say if at all possible have someone take you or crawl.
Nana

Blytheville, AR

#8 Aug 5, 2008
Some of the people who work for Emerson act like you are bothering them and they dont want to make runs. When my Mother was in the ER one night and they were called to come and take her back to the nursing home one of them (I wont call names but yes I remember who it was) informed me they were sleeping and had to get out of bed just to come and take her back!! Not friendly at all.
Emerson definitely

United States

#9 Aug 5, 2008
Medic One will fly out a patient for no reason when a hospital is less than 2 minutes away. When they get to the med, they leave the family with a 10,000 bill. Emerson always takes care of their patients and are always nice and professional.
be truthful

Jonesboro, AR

#10 Aug 5, 2008
emerson all the way
worth every penny

Aubrey, TX

#11 Aug 5, 2008
I can answer this question. I want whichever one is the closest when I am in need. Also, I am thankful we have 2 awesome services in a town this small.
just my two cents

Blytheville, AR

#12 Aug 5, 2008
Emerson definitely wrote:
Medic One will fly out a patient for no reason when a hospital is less than 2 minutes away. When they get to the med, they leave the family with a 10,000 bill. Emerson always takes care of their patients and are always nice and professional.
but emerson would rather haul in a trauma patient with no collar no iv's just to have them crash at the ER here so they can get their money for that run but hell why not when your primary business is a funeral home why not try to upsale that pt's family on the way to the hospital " we can't fix you but sign right here and we'll get you boxed or burn your choice!" i think by far medic one is a far superior ambulance service in 7 short years they have gone from 2 runs a day to over 200 company wide a day emerson has been here for over 75 and they are still having to play clean up service for medic one ...medic one has the crews,the equipment, and the support of the community to not only take over jonesboro but all of NEA, SEM ,any anywhere else they deside to go.
sugababy

AOL

#13 Aug 5, 2008
Well how about the motorcycle accident here a while back where medic one waited for a helicopter when SBMC was about 3 minutes away. The patient died while they were waiting. Not to say he wouldn't have died anyway, but they could've at least transported him instead of trying to give Air Evac some business. This is just one example, it has happened more than once. Let's also not forget that Emerson is the only service that hasn't been involved in some sort of fraud.
NOT medic one

United States

#14 Aug 5, 2008
Ok Just my two cents!!!! You must be one of the many people medic one is paying on the side. Medic one does not have the crews to takeover NEA, thats why they have lost 4 medics in the last month. Thats why they just hired 2 emts that just got done with medic school and have never been on an ambulance. Thats who i want to take care of me!!! Why did they get run out of Mississippi CO. O yea they were hated!!! They never have a truck in manila bc its doing a transfer to L.R. and those people pay for that truck to be there. So yea Emerson does have to clen up their mess. You must not work in the er bc you would know that emerson does take care of there pt.s always have IV's. Medic one would transport a DOG if it had Insurence!!! They charge for just coming out and no transport. They are hated in every Co.that they are in, its a matter of time before jonesboro is all they will have. only bc they have to be nice bc of Emerson. SO in the future MR.Just my two cents. I will be the one to write I TOLD YOU SO!!!! LOL LOL
emt kid

Hillsdale, IL

#15 Aug 5, 2008
emerson is the most professional
just my two cents

Blytheville, AR

#16 Aug 5, 2008
well not medic one...it seems you think you have done your homework concerning the affairs of medic one but you need to go back to school medic one chose to leave mississippi co because it was a finacial drain just like the county is a financial drain on the state.. they don't charge for no transports and they hired two emts to work as emts they lost 4 medics because they all felt the grass was greener on the other side. 2 had to leave the state to work one has waited years for the position he got and the other has to drive 2.5 hours just to get to work...medic one doesnt pay me on the side i know both services i see how both operate and i know crew members from both side i have no personal beef with any of the people but the work ethics of the owner of emerson feeds off on the crews and it sucks.
NOT medic one

United States

#17 Aug 5, 2008
Don't know how mississippi co. is a finacial drain, i personaly know the owners of the new service in mississippi co. and things couldn't be better. Yes i know why the people left and its bc medic one promises their employes the world and gives them a load of crap. You must be an employee if you knew that miss. co. was a finacial drain, so are you the one filling the employees with crap? Emerson has always been professional maybe thats why you think they are the way they are bc you wouldn't know anything about being professional. Both services have good emt's and medics. Ryan just doesn't play the game fair, comp. is comp. and its fun as long as he would play fair. So throw all your eggs in his basket and when the rope gets long enough medic one will hang themselves. Just hope your not the one crying we love emerson when thats who is left standing!!!
love it

Hillsdale, IL

#18 Aug 5, 2008
emerson is good
lab

Wentzville, MO

#19 Aug 6, 2008
NOT medic one wrote:
Ok Just my two cents!!!! You must be one of the many people medic one is paying on the side. Medic one does not have the crews to takeover NEA, thats why they have lost 4 medics in the last month. Thats why they just hired 2 emts that just got done with medic school and have never been on an ambulance. Thats who i want to take care of me!!! Why did they get run out of Mississippi CO. O yea they were hated!!! They never have a truck in manila bc its doing a transfer to L.R. and those people pay for that truck to be there. So yea Emerson does have to clen up their mess. You must not work in the er bc you would know that emerson does take care of there pt.s always have IV's. Medic one would transport a DOG if it had Insurence!!! They charge for just coming out and no transport. They are hated in every Co.that they are in, its a matter of time before jonesboro is all they will have. only bc they have to be nice bc of Emerson. SO in the future MR.Just my two cents. I will be the one to write I TOLD YOU SO!!!! LOL LOL
EMTs just out of school have to start somewhere. Of course they have never been on an ambulance thats why they went to school, so they could get on one. Even the best medic, doctor, emt, whatever had a first day on the job. I have lived in different areas of the US, some places I lived were twice as big as Jonesboro. Not everyone has a good ambulance service, let alone 2! I think we need to be thankful for what we have available to us. Both places have their pros and cons, you will find that with any business. I know one thing; no matter who the best place in town is they are both underpaid for the job they do. I for one am thankful that we have 2 services available to us.
emt

Plainfield, IL

#20 Aug 6, 2008
emerson

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