Air Med tapped to provide county ambulance service

May 23, 2013 Full story: Alice24-7.com 37

Air Med President Kenneth Ponce said the Hildago County company is a full-time service provider that has already established business in Alice.

Read more
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Typical

Dallas, TX

#1 May 23, 2013
Hope this works out. Leaving $270k on the table got me wondering what's really up. If these guys low-balled their bid just to get their foot in the door, then once full-time operations start up, they may find making ends meet a problem. At that point, we all may suffer. Personally, wish the county would had rebid the whole packet. Good Luck!
Rosco

United States

#3 May 24, 2013
Air med will soon find out that most of calls will never pay their bills.. They think it's a FREE service !
Oldworker

United States

#4 May 24, 2013
JIM WELLS.... WHAT DID YOU DO???? HUGE MISTAKE !!!! PAYING THAT MUCH AMOUNT FOR AN AMBULANCE SERVICE.... REALLY !! YOU BOUGHT AN AMBULANCE SERVICE FROM THE CLEARANCE RACK!!!... BUYING A VEHICLE WITH NO MOTOR AND NO TIRES IS WORTH MORE!!!
The Man_not

Alice, TX

#5 May 25, 2013
Maybe this company just knows how to run a business without excessive charges to the County. Ambulance companies have been ripping of the local governments here for years. The gringos started it years ago with their handouts to their friends and then blame us for fraud, corruption and non-payment. Its okay when they do it but not when the action is reciprocated.

Since: Mar 13

Corpus Christi, TX

#6 May 25, 2013
The Man_not wrote:
Maybe this company just knows how to run a business without excessive charges to the County. Ambulance companies have been ripping of the local governments here for years. The gringos started it years ago with their handouts to their friends and then blame us for fraud, corruption and non-payment. Its okay when they do it but not when the action is reciprocated.
Ohhhh ok...not quite certain what racism has to do with Air Med being able to fulfill their contract at the state price; but, time will mostly definitely tell. For our sake, I wish them nothing but success.
The Man_not

Alice, TX

#7 May 25, 2013
It is not necessarily racism. It is more of just an observation. When gringos conduct business in a certain manner they say it is out of loyalty. When Hispanics do business the same way they say it its fraud and corruption or we are just too dumb to provide better services at a lower price.
Say Hum

United States

#8 May 25, 2013
The Man_not wrote:
It is not necessarily racism. It is more of just an observation. When gringos conduct business in a certain manner they say it is out of loyalty. When Hispanics do business the same way they say it its fraud and corruption or we are just too dumb to provide better services at a lower price.
Does anyone else see the irony of this idiots post? Wetbacks are always at the ready to claim they are discriminated against and quick to call others racist. Well, looks like old Jose here missed that LULAC meeting. He was suppose to wait for someone else to bring race into the conversation BEFORE he played his card. Goes to prove that even after receiving a FREE education, some lack the mental aptitude to be anything more than a yardman, brick layer or concrete finisher.
Say Hum

United States

#9 May 25, 2013
Guess you either weren't around or you have chosen to use your "selective" memory - Jaramillo brothers who claimed to be businessmen and their fraud and corruption landed them on JWC ten most wanted AND Oswaldo Alanis who decided to play around with his step-grand daughter then try to take the cowards way out and pop a cap in his own head AND the corrupt Canales father and daughter pair who thought they were above the law. Looks like it's your fellow wets who have the market cornered on "loyalty". Lucky for you that after all this rain, the lawn mowing business will pick up!
Say Hum

Euless, TX

#11 May 26, 2013
When someone decides to START by playing the race card, I am more than happy to respond in the same manner. Stereotyping? I hardly think so. If you think JWC government ISN'T a Mexican monopoly, you really need to wipe that grease out of your eyes and get your diabetes and cholesterol checked. Either you can't see it or medical issues prevent you from comprehending it. You should be thankful for the "crackers" as you call us. Just think, without us you wouldn't have a job (if you even do) or collect your welfare benefits derived from our tax dollars. It was you or your ancestors CHOICE to leave your homeland and come to mine and now you're complaining. The bridge is still there, you can easily walk back across it. Stupid wetbacks, you pay for their school books and what good does it do?
Joe

Alice, TX

#12 May 26, 2013
Thanks to the citizens that made this happen with their letters and phone calls! Don't let the county officials take credit for the ambulance service, they just buckled to the pressure lof us! We have a voice!
Joe

Alice, TX

#13 May 26, 2013
Say Hum wrote:
Guess you either weren't around or you have chosen to use your "selective" memory - Jaramillo brothers who claimed to be businessmen and their fraud and corruption landed them on JWC ten most wanted AND Oswaldo Alanis who decided to play around with his step-grand daughter then try to take the cowards way out and pop a cap in his own head AND the corrupt Canales father and daughter pair who thought they were above the law. Looks like it's your fellow wets who have the market cornered on "loyalty". Lucky for you that after all this rain, the lawn mowing business will pick up!
. Wow! Who are you? You do not know the facts, go back under your rock!
scammer

Padre Island Ntl Seashor, TX

#14 May 28, 2013
We should not trust that ambulance company and I just hope that the mayor, judges, and commissioners were smart enough to put a clause that would void the contract in as little as three complaints.
not here

Padre Island Ntl Seashor, TX

#15 May 28, 2013
These people who have it now in the yellow ambulance and these Air Med are the same in that they are not from here and don't care about the people from our area.So nothing will change. Look at the people they have at both places. I wouldn't let them treat me in a third world country!
Foryuriinfo

Brownsville, TX

#17 May 28, 2013
?
muscle head

Padre Island Ntl Seashor, TX

#18 May 28, 2013
DAT true ! They all be tha same just diff company names. Don't matter who we get! We need local owners again like with LA paloma! Those people cared!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#19 May 28, 2013
not here wrote:
These people who have it now in the yellow ambulance and these Air Med are the same in that they are not from here and don't care about the people from our area.So nothing will change. Look at the people they have at both places. I wouldn't let them treat me in a third world country!
What a crock! If you were injured and in need of assistance in "a third world country" you would jump at the chance to get Air Med service.
not here

Padre Island Ntl Seashor, TX

#20 May 28, 2013
We Do Not Rent Pigs wrote:
<quoted text>
What a crock! If you were injured and in need of assistance in "a third world country" you would jump at the chance to get Air Med service.
Nope, I would take my chance with the local medicine man! Because it would be the same treatment but free! It doesn't make a difference. I will just tell my wife to drive me to the hospital because I would rather go to corpus anyway!
emt

Alice, TX

#21 May 28, 2013
not here wrote:
These people who have it now in the yellow ambulance and these Air Med are the same in that they are not from here and don't care about the people from our area.So nothing will change. Look at the people they have at both places. I wouldn't let them treat me in a third world country!
actually majority of guardian employees are from the alice ans corpus christi area. air med has 1...count it ONE employee from this area. all the rest are from the valley
WTF

Corpus Christi, TX

#22 May 28, 2013
Folks, does it really matter if they are from HERE (wherever, here is)? The main concern is will Air Med be able to do the stated job at the contract cost or will we be left holding the bag? Hopefully, those dimwitted Commissioners/Co. Judge REALLY reviewed these guys performance history, and didn't just jump at the price. It won't take long before we all will know. Hoping for the best; but won't be surprised if they come back wanting to revisit the contract price. Just Saying.

BTW, access to emergency services may not be much folks think about; but, when you do, it can really make the difference between life and death!
matters

Padre Island Ntl Seashor, TX

#23 May 29, 2013
Yes, it does matter and no they cannot do the job with what they have and financially they won't survive! The county should go out for rebids.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

McAllen Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
girls Mar 24 lookin 1
the red door club (Mar '13) Mar 23 Anyone 12
Brianna or carolina Mar 23 Ali 1
News Immigrant border surge dips; crossings forecast... Mar 13 tomin cali 1
News Stein Mart opening seven stores (Oct '12) Mar 9 mutlev136 3
horny m18 with skype girls send me ur skype names Mar 9 Samy 2
News In Texas politics: Tax cuts soar, regent picks ... Mar 1 paddyoalley 1
McAllen Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

McAllen People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]