Rescue squad advocates to circulate petitions in Mt. Olive
MOUNT OLIVE -- Advocates of the township's two volunteer rescue squads will be out in full force this weekend circulating a petition urging Mount Olive officials to delay changing the township's emergency response procedures for at least another four years.
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#1 Jan 31, 2010
Clearly, Mayor David Scapicchio’s proposal to cut emergency Ambulances to the people of Mount Olive means that more people will die because of insufficient emergency ambulance service at time that it is needed.
It is sad that the hard-earned taxes of Mount Olive citizens are going to pay the Unions including teachers and State employees that enjoy 6 digit salaries and outrageous pension and healthcare benefits.
It is sad that liberal Democrat party Union parasites were able to force politicians to surrender to the unions 99% of the taxes which does not leave any money for the emergency service for the non-union citizens of Mount Olive that make average $40,000 with no pension and healthcare for life with no co-payment.
It does not make any sense that our tax money will be only for paying outrageous salaries of union members while all other services including emergency life saving services will be denied to the people of Mount Olive because of the rule of the Mafia style greedy liberal unions over Mount Olive politicians.
#2 Feb 5, 2010
People will die because of a lack of emergency services? Are you kidding? The mayor isn't proposing to have every citizen fend for themself, in fact MORE lives will be saved in Mount Olive switches to a paid service. By having two paid ambulances in town at all hours every citizen will have a swift response to their location despite what the call is or where they are in town. When the volunteers are responding to a call it takes the time for them to get to the station and then from the station to the scene. A paid service would be going straight to the scene, yes I realize that the two volunter squads currently have volunteers respond to the scene but that doesn't help if they can't get anyone to bring an ambulance. If only the citizens of Mount Olive realized how often their neighbors call 9-1-1 in a time of need and have to wait 20 to 30 minutes for an ambulance to get to the scene to transport them to the hospital. It would horrify you to know how often this happens.
#3 Feb 8, 2010
It's a bit (pardon the pun) overkill if you ask me.
When I called for an ambulance for a neighbor who was having a hard time breathing; 3 cop cars show up, then a EMT vehicle and a transport ambulance.
When all we needed was simply an ambulance to stabilize him and transport him to the hospital.
I don't understand why it has to be this big overly acted drama that certainly isn't a cheap production by any standard.
“It's about the American People”
Since: Jun 07
#4 Feb 10, 2010
You are wrong. The problem in Mount Olive that 99% of the outrageous property taxes of Mount Olive residents that make average $40,000 with no benefits is redistributed by the Mount Olive politicians to the union teachers to pay their outrageous benefits, pension and healthcare without co-payment with average $127,000 per teacher. The result is that the people of Mount Olive re left without any services including the life saving ambulances. Now the Mount Olive politicians calling the people of Mount Olive to use “one ambulance at a time“ because there is no more ambulance available to a second sick person when all the money goes to pay the benefits of the teachers.
#5 Mar 5, 2010
Our police department's are equipt to handle and stablize the situation until Help arrives.This day and age you don't know what
is going on behind closed doors.
If it where only that simple.The 911 operater can't see what is going on in your home,it's precautionary.There is a lot of nutty people out there.
EX:order a pizza-get shot? ponder that.I don't mean to be rude.
#6 Mar 7, 2010
I don't take what you say as rude. It's your opinion and your entitled to it.
I asked the 911 operator if I should drive him to the hospital myself?
She said no.
I understand precautionary, but where do you draw the line?
3 cop cars, 4,5,6...
Never mind that the first person who showed up (an officer) couldn't really do anything to help the situation.
Should they also call the Department of Homeland Security first to see if it's alright?
5 vehicles was simply overkill when all we needed was 1 transport vehicle.
Geez, I coulda' had him to the hospital by the time the 1st guy showed up.
But yes, it's all about legal liabilities, and it lets inefficiency rule the day.
I don't care anymore, let them send 100 cop cars, FBI, DHS, CIA, US Marines, and 12 ambulances to pick up one old man having a hard time breathing.
It's ridiculous, but that's the way the lawyers have made it.
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