Glade Spring Life Saving Crew

Glade Spring Life Saving Crew

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Concerned Son

Murfreesboro, TN

#1 Oct 3, 2011
This is concerning the Glade Spring Volunteer Life Saving Crew. When they took my mom to the hospital when she had a had her heart attack, the firefighters took care of her on the ambulance, but I got a bill from the Life Saving Crew. I called the fire dept. to find out if their bill was included in the ambulances bill, or if I would receive one from them as well. I was told that they didn’t bill, but that the rescue squad or life saving crew bills for transport mileage, plus a flat fee, based on the level of care provided, but they (fire dept.) receives no reimbursement. Why not? Medicare paid about $300, leaving us with a bill of $345 plus change. If you figure it up, it might have cost $15 in gas or diesel to take her to the hospital in Abingdon, and another $5 for a quart of oil, just to be generous. Where is all that money going to? Not the people who took care of my Mom that night.
Agree

Bristol, TN

#2 Oct 3, 2011
The problem lies with our government (not trying to start a political debate) or who ever sets the policies for Medicare. Medicare allows that much to be billed when like you said the cost was $20 tops.

To answer your question on where the money goes, take a look at the topic on here called Tax Paying Citizens and that will tell you where your money goes. The Stanley's who have dominated the Crew for 2 decades and all the other nasties who call themselves members are in it not to serve the community but to indulge in the annual beach trip. Check out the link below for a breakdown of the cost. Dwayne and Ruth and Jared Stanley all draw a huge salary for being a "volunteer."

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/glade-spring-...

Since: Sep 11

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#3 Oct 3, 2011
Here the basic break down of the problem, and this is off the above topic. Every agency in Washington County(EMS), wonders why they are taking budget cuts. Washington County provides all departments in the county budget money. The agencies "bitch" about the cuts and how they dont know how there going to survive. On and on and on every year. But unfortantly they continue to operate. There agencies bill for transport, between $300-$1000 per transport. With atleast half of call recovered the bring in between $200,000-$1 Million dollars a year, yes thats a wide range but the citizens would be suprised whats kept hidden. GSVLSC raised hell to Washington County board members about cuting their sons salary, that they couldnt pay it themselves. Oh really why cant they, you had all the money in the world to pay for the bullshit as i stated in a previous post. The same goes for WCLSC and DVRS. These agencies are stock piling loads and loads of money, but nothing more for than themselves. And the Rescue Squads, Life Saving Crews, Boo Boo Boxs, Etc, wonder why there WILL be shut down. WCLSC, GSVLSC, DVRS have none of you wondered why the county keeps having these FIRE/EMS studies. The bill money can staff a fire station with paid crews, lower taxes for citizens,etc... And above all, NO MORE OF THOSE STUPID ASS BEACH TRIPS WASTING MY DAMN MONEY!!!!
Jessica

Hermitage, TN

#4 Feb 13, 2012
You're absolutely right! They don't need to be going to the beach every summer. It doesn't matter if you win contests. The point of a life saving crew is to save lives. One time I was needing to go to the hospital but they told me straight to my face that they wouldn't take me because I didn't have any kind of insurance and that I would have to find another ride to the hospital. What kind of service is that? Not one I want helping me even if I did have insurance.
wise man

Hermitage, TN

#6 Feb 14, 2012
Do not pay that bill, it is not a bill anyway. It's a donation request, they are a volunteer outfit and cannot legally charge for their services. I know this to be a fact
Blissfully Ignorant

Johnson City, TN

#7 Feb 14, 2012
It's sad...cry babies galore and they all feel entitled....get over it!!!
mystery

Elizabethton, TN

#8 Feb 14, 2012
I'm the crew and the county makes us get a book
Duh

Johnson City, TN

#9 Feb 15, 2012
mystery wrote:
I'm the crew and the county makes us get a book
Hey mystery, in one of your other post under "Glade" you said you didn't live here...whats the deal?
mystery

United States

#10 Feb 15, 2012
I was on it three years ago which I'm a lifetime member
Duh

Johnson City, TN

#11 Feb 15, 2012
mystery wrote:
I'm the crew and the county makes us get a book
mystery wrote:
I was on it three years ago which I'm a lifetime member
Oh I see, so that makes you "the crew" and what kind of book did the county make you get? At least try to make sense please!
mystery

United States

#12 Feb 15, 2012
Just shut up and stop maken problems
Duh

Johnson City, TN

#13 Feb 15, 2012
mystery wrote:
Just shut up and stop maken problems
I bet they made you get a Dr. Seuss book!
bigboy109

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Feb 16, 2012
it had to have mostly pictures in it and had to have a tape to go with it since they don;t read any words with over three letters in them.
Rural Medik

United States

#15 Feb 16, 2012
wise man wrote:
Do not pay that bill, it is not a bill anyway. It's a donation request, they are a volunteer outfit and cannot legally charge for their services. I know this to be a fact


Wrong. As much as I despise the Glade crew, you are incorrect. It's called revenue recovery, they are entitled to recover funds... However the amounts ARE too much.
wise man

Hermitage, TN

#16 Feb 16, 2012
I may be incorrect about the Bill being a "donation request," but i'm certain this bill does not have to be paid. This is coming from my lawyer, why else would a top tier insurance provider pay nothing towards the bill? So I repeat DO NOT PAY THAT BILL
Rural Medik

Murfreesboro, TN

#17 Feb 18, 2012
The EMS agencies submit the “bills” to insurance companies, however many insurance folks pay little on the amount billed, if any at all. Your attorney may be correct, you don’t HAVE to pay anything. The bill may be sent to collections, however, and end up on your credit score/report/whatever.

Some agencies do what is called “soft billing”. They bill insurance companies what they can, and then send out “bills” to the patients. If the patients do not pay, then the EMS agency writes it off and forgets about it. Some other agencies will follow through with the collection process. Be a “wise man” and find out for sure what is going to happen, before handing out advice to others, who may be in a different boat than you are.
Wise man

Hermitage, TN

#18 Feb 18, 2012
i have done the research, and this is the last time I say it... Do not pay the bill... If your dumb-ass don't believe me then pay the goddamn bill, but can't say I did warn you. im done with this, I know im right so shut up please
Common Sense

Johnson City, TN

#19 Feb 18, 2012
Just a question, why would "The Glade Spring Volunteer Life Saving Crew" bill someone? If they do they need to change their name. If they charge why are they always calling,sending out letters asking for donations, and standing out in the roads with jars taking up money?
bigboy 109

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Feb 18, 2012
the reason they do that is to get money to have their annual crew vacation. i wouldn;t give them the time of day muchless any money. the vacation needs to be looked into and completely cut out or there will be no money coming from the county.
Jessica

Hermitage, TN

#21 Feb 22, 2012
I agree with bigboy 109. They don't need that vacation. They want to take a vacation then they need to go on their own time and pay with their own money. Absolutely none of the money they bring in is used for anything else. That place is tore up from the floor up. It's ridiculous! Plus they take the biggest ambulance they have with them when something could happen and they would need it. They have no idea what they are doing.

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