the Hitman

Lebanon, VA

#1 Jul 5, 2009
i got into a discussion at the post office the other day, about the fire department was wanting to get their first responder license, i wont mention any names in this, but i heard that the leader of the GSVLSC was upset about this, why would someone get upset over a department trying to better themselves, is the life saving crew jealous? are they afraid the fire departments standards of care are better? I dont understand why they are mad, but then again, gotta look whos in charge at the life saving crew, it was told that the fire department has even got more ALS providers than the life saving crew does. then s vehicle went by, it had a sticker or something about special opperaions on it, what is that exactly? im thinking its another reason to ride trucks everywhere, using up a bunch of taxpayers dollars, and somehow still billing us for every cent we have got!
able to serve

Abingdon, VA

#2 Jul 11, 2009
years ago the fire company stopped being a first response agency, why do it now? And there is to much crap in life today for people to keep slamming crews and fire services. My suggestion is to stop talking, stop slamming others and start helping the citizens that call 911. Work together, not apart. There are NEVER any winners in such a bad situation. WORK TOGETHER, WHY DID YOU JOIN IN THE FIRST PALCE, TO HELP OTHERS OR BE A BIG SHOT:

Since: Jul 09

Nashville, TN

#4 Jul 14, 2009
Years ago, the Glade Spring Volunteer Fire Department might have been called a first responsder agency, but they did not have their own license. They operated under the Life Saving Crews license. Now, they have several experienced, qualified EMS providers, as well as several new providers that are eager to learn, and they now desire to obtain their own license. the only obstacle in their way now, sadly enough, is politics. I wish them the "bestest" of luck.

In would be great if everyone could work together. Sadly, some people will not allow this to happen. Some people, too, are more concerned with rank & titles, and looking "cool" on a scene, than what's best for their communities. It's the same wherever you go, unfortunately.
etomide

Nashville, TN

#6 Aug 13, 2009
I agree that all departments should put rank and attitude aside and concentrate on patient or fire care in an orderly fashion.
revirDecnalubmA wrote:
Years ago, the Glade Spring Volunteer Fire Department might have been called a first responsder agency, but they did not have their own license. They operated under the Life Saving Crews license. Now, they have several experienced, qualified EMS providers, as well as several new providers that are eager to learn, and they now desire to obtain their own license. the only obstacle in their way now, sadly enough, is politics. I wish them the "bestest" of luck.
In would be great if everyone could work together. Sadly, some people will not allow this to happen. Some people, too, are more concerned with rank & titles, and looking "cool" on a scene, than what's best for their communities. It's the same wherever you go, unfortunately.

Since: Dec 07

Glade Spring

#7 Aug 19, 2009
I think it is funny that the Life Saving Crew is fighting against us getting our First Responders license but yet they now have a crash truck and are trying to take over what has always been a duty of the Fire Department, vehicle extrication. I think they need to look at the State codes to find out they can not do it. The job of EMS is to provide patient care, and the job of the Fire Department is to get them safe access to the patient. Shame one person is working so hard to change what has been working so well for so many years. That one person is also the one that made sure the new truck has extrication tools on it. I have done everything I can to get along with the Life Saving Crew but I now believe that they do not want to try to work with us, they really want to replace us by taking our duties away from us. Do you want some one to extricate you from your vehicle that doesn't even have the common sense to try opening the door by the handle first? He knows who I am talking about. I would like to know where they think they are going to get the 1" 3/4" line that has to be charged at all MVC extrication per Virgiinia code? I truely wish that both departments could just do their jobs and get along with each other, but how far does one side have to bend when the other doesn't even try? This is all my own opinion and does not come frm the Fire Department in any way.
you know

Watauga, TN

#8 Aug 20, 2009
if your going to be a fireman then you need to keep your comments to yourself or i will be talking to your chief and your the one who needs to get your facts from the code book there smart one there's nothing in the code book regarding extircation and from what I can tell everything is going great between the two departments so please keep your comments to yourself before you start more shit

Since: Dec 07

Glade Spring

#9 Aug 21, 2009
You Know, it didn't do much good calling my chief, did it? We at the FD are allowed to have our own opinions. And you are the one that NEEDS to read the Virginia codes, it does state right in there that when doing extrication there must be a charged line, also that the chief of the FD is in charge of the scene, and has the authority to determine when the scene is safe enough for EMS to get in the vehicle to do patient care. I am not trying to stir up hard feelings between the 2 departments, just stating facts. Jarred, I know this is you and I am allowed to state my opinions on here just as you are. I would love to see the day when we can work side by side and do what is the best for the community, instead of worrying about who looks best and who is in charge of what. Some of us are getting tired of being called names behind our backs by some of your members, so why don't you get them to grow up and just do their jobs like we are trying to do. As I stated before this is my opinion and not the Fire Departments. We want to get our first responders to try to assist your crew, not take over or anything else you might have heard. Quit listening to the rumors and just ask us, we have nothing to hide.
oooyougotserved

Nashville, TN

#10 Aug 25, 2009
revirDecnalubmA wrote:
Years ago, the Glade Spring Volunteer Fire Department might have been called a first responsder agency, but they did not have their own license. They operated under the Life Saving Crews license. Now, they have several experienced, qualified EMS providers, as well as several new providers that are eager to learn, and they now desire to obtain their own license. the only obstacle in their way now, sadly enough, is politics. I wish them the "bestest" of luck.
In would be great if everyone could work together. Sadly, some people will not allow this to happen. Some people, too, are more concerned with rank & titles, and looking "cool" on a scene, than what's best for their communities. It's the same wherever you go, unfortunately.
I just read your name. Pretty cool. I would have figured it out sooner if I had a rear view mirror on my desktop! Ha!
ropetech

Nashville, TN

#11 Oct 14, 2009
I would love to see the fire department get their lisence, i worked a wreck with both departments a while back and the fire department took care of pt. care while the gsvlsc brought the firemen a ball of tangeled spider straps...the glvlsc is a very unprofessional bunch of people!
CindyLuHu

Bristol, TN

#12 Oct 14, 2009
ropetech wrote:
the fire department took care of pt. care while the gsvlsc brought the firemen a ball of tangeled spider straps...the glvlsc is a very unprofessional bunch of people!
LOL and amen to that. they are some ratty assed people riding ratty assed ambulances and park them in a super ratty assed building
revirDecnalubmA

Paducah, KY

#13 Mar 1, 2010
Yeah, the building is kind of old and dilapidated. If you polish a turd over and over, guess what? It's still a turd.

They do have some nice s'ecnalubma though. Too bad 99.9% of the people there don't know the first thing about patient care standards.

I've heard people say that at least the crew shows up, they're better than nothing. WRONG! Call 911 and request Abingdon ecnalubmA instead. They will charge you the same amount of $$ that the "Life Taking Crew" will. At least with Abingdon ecnalubmA, you have a really good chance of being treated by educated medics, rather than the Glade Crew Mafia.
warden

United States

#14 Mar 2, 2010
MLesterJr wrote:
You Know, it didn't do much good calling my chief, did it? We at the FD are allowed to have our own opinions. And you are the one that NEEDS to read the Virginia codes, it does state right in there that when doing extrication there must be a charged line, also that the chief of the FD is in charge of the scene, and has the authority to determine when the scene is safe enough for EMS to get in the vehicle to do patient care. I am not trying to stir up hard feelings between the 2 departments, just stating facts. Jarred, I know this is you and I am allowed to state my opinions on here just as you are. I would love to see the day when we can work side by side and do what is the best for the community, instead of worrying about who looks best and who is in charge of what. Some of us are getting tired of being called names behind our backs by some of your members, so why don't you get them to grow up and just do their jobs like we are trying to do. As I stated before this is my opinion and not the Fire Departments. We want to get our first responders to try to assist your crew, not take over or anything else you might have heard. Quit listening to the rumors and just ask us, we have nothing to hide.
hey martin why dont you get a job and help fund the two departments

Since: Dec 07

Glade Spring

#15 Mar 6, 2010
warden wrote:
<quoted text> hey martin why dont you get a job and help fund the two departments
If you would have the guts to post your real name and not hide like some coward behind a fake name, and use the time and energy to help your community, instead of trying to start things on here, you might help this town. I am more then willing to meet you face to face and "discuss" your problems with me any time you get the nerve to. Until that happens shut your mouth about me and my business, because at least I try to help this town, what do you do besides hide and cry?
new ems worker

Gate City, VA

#16 Mar 7, 2010
to glade spring rescue and fire department people. you all need to teach us new ones coming on how to care for people and how to put out fires. i deal with both ems and fire people everyday and to be honest with the both of the departments. hate and dont like this one and that one is what you here alot. Being better is what 98 percent of all of them want to be. And in my eyes there is NOONE better than I am. So teach and help us new one in the way ae need. Leave personal s--- at home. All the people on both dept. all have some good in them I SURE.
Unknown

Paducah, KY

#17 Mar 20, 2010
I can't wait for GSVFD to get all the things they are doing in order. I think this town will be a lot better with them running it. GSVLSC just needs to give up, they aren't going to be near as good as FD and Lester is right, they need to read the State Codes before they go talking the things they are. Who wants a squad that is family ran? Dewayne gets paid just for taking out the trash! Shouldn't he take it out anyway, why the need to get paid to do it? My mother is very sick, she has a heart problem that acts up a lot and she often needs to be transported to the Hospital. I won't let GSVLSC touch her though! I either call Abingdon Abmulance, or even Mercy. GSVLSC has never helped her, nor will they. If they have such a problem with the FD getting their ducks in a line, then maybe they should man up and do the same. All the fighting they cause is petty. Grow up people, be the "professionals" you claim so much to be. This isn't high school anymore, peoples lives are at stake.

“Professional EMS”

Since: Sep 10

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#18 Sep 13, 2010
Update.

Glade Spring Fire Department is now licensed as a First Responder EMS agency. In the very near future they'll be automatically responding to medical calls in their response area.
Unknown

Springfield, TN

#19 Sep 14, 2010
Thank God, now we have some people with sense coming to save us.

“Professional EMS”

Since: Sep 10

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#20 Sep 16, 2010
Now now! Tsk Tsk.

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