is allied on the way out?

is allied on the way out?

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who knows

White House, TN

#1 Aug 18, 2009
is allied on the way out ?

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Kodak, TN

#2 Aug 19, 2009
Why would you even post this question? Are you just bored? Trying to stir up trouble? Maybe you should have just posted to the other thread that had every one argueing about Allied and Cocke County Ambulance Service! Allied has a contract and will be here until the contract ends.
Then it will either be renewed or Rural Metro will come back. Who cares! The majority of the ambulance calls are nothing but stupidity anyway.
If I drove an ambulance when I showed up on the scene and some idiot had called 911 and requested an ambulance for a broken toe they would be left standing there. And yes, there are calls that supid that come in for ambulances. Listen to a scanner.

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hope so

White House, TN

#3 Aug 20, 2009
hope so

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drda

Knoxville, TN

#4 Aug 22, 2009
hope so wrote:
hope so
why? Best service we've ever had in this county and best cost to patients. CCA charges twice what Allied does, and Rural Metro would charge 3 times more. So tell truth, are get a bill from Allied you trying to be a deadbeat about, and get out of paying?

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who knows

Asheboro, NC

#5 Oct 5, 2010
who knows wrote:
is allied on the way out ?
Are they being looked at?

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dumdumdumdum

Knoxville, TN

#6 Nov 14, 2011
Yep! When their contract ends so do they!

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uh huh

United States

#7 Nov 14, 2011
They talked at the meeting that they are thinking about extending the contract for allied. Guess you are stuck with them.

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Boiling Springs, SC

#8 Nov 15, 2011
Really cause when allied asked for a extension at the meeting they were told no so when it's up so are they and its about time

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who cares

Franklin, TN

#12 Nov 15, 2011
If I were Butch I would pull out right now today, and let them fend for themselves, but he's not the kind of person to leave the county without any real coverage like Quality Care did several years back, as for giving the county a 90 day notice, I'd tell them,"notice we're not here".

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B Cole

Franklin, TN

#14 Nov 15, 2011
I find it funny that"some people"keep complaining about Allied. They have giving the county the best coverage that they have ever had. Three 24 hour ALS trucks,plus a back up 24 ALS truck out of Morristown, all at no cost to the county. All they have to provide is two 24 hour ALS trucks, and a 8 hour BLS truck. They don't have to do anything else. I know for a fact that they have lost "paying calls" in Morristown to cover calls in Newport that they may or may not get paid for.That's four ALS trucks when they really only have to have two,(and a 8 hour BLS day truck). As a good friend of mine once said "The Cocke County contract will not make or brake this Company", and he was right. Allied I think has enjoyed providing the people of Cocke County the best coverage they have ever had, and I am sure they look forward to continuing to provide the same level of care that the people of Cocke County deserve.

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smelleycat

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#15 Nov 15, 2011
You know alot of people are complaining about the ambulance service that doesn't cost the county nothing.That means us the tax payers.I live in this county for 45 years and there are still places that can't get city water, why aren't we complaining about that.I feel as though this is people against the owners of allied and probably cause they made someone in this county mad that has a little money cause they have to have there way and there way only.You know I don't care where you go they are good and bad employees.....whether it's the ambulance svc you use to the cops you call to the fie dept that risk there lives everyday for the people in this county down to the nurse that was down right hateful to the doctor that has no feelings.then it goes on down to dept stores,grocery store,or gas stations bad is everywhere buts they all aren't bad people need to quit bad mouthing ems people that can leave this svc and go to another and then you gonna love them?Think about it I think the svc is good in the county and doesn't cost the county nothing.Just think alot of you might get your wish and allied leaves but we will be paying for the next svc that comes so all you bad mouthers against allied maybe you all need to come up with the money it will cost the county yourself.And as far as bad things happening to ems providers it happens every day in every county whether they are transport by ambulance or air,I feel as thought what ever county I am in and I need help (cause things don't just happen here in this county)that the ems people are going to do all they can for me.That is what people should be talking about.THIS IS JUST POLITICS IN A COUNTY THAT CAN'T EVEN GET PEOPLE THAT LIVES HERE JOBS.

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Knoxville, TN

#16 Nov 15, 2011
smelleycat wrote:
You know alot of people are complaining about the ambulance service that doesn't cost the county nothing.That means us the tax payers.I live in this county for 45 years and there are still places that can't get city water, why aren't we complaining about that.I feel as though this is people against the owners of allied and probably cause they made someone in this county mad that has a little money cause they have to have there way and there way only.You know I don't care where you go they are good and bad employees.....whether it's the ambulance svc you use to the cops you call to the fie dept that risk there lives everyday for the people in this county down to the nurse that was down right hateful to the doctor that has no feelings.then it goes on down to dept stores,grocery store,or gas stations bad is everywhere buts they all aren't bad people need to quit bad mouthing ems people that can leave this svc and go to another and then you gonna love them?Think about it I think the svc is good in the county and doesn't cost the county nothing.Just think alot of you might get your wish and allied leaves but we will be paying for the next svc that comes so all you bad mouthers against allied maybe you all need to come up with the money it will cost the county yourself.And as far as bad things happening to ems providers it happens every day in every county whether they are transport by ambulance or air,I feel as thought what ever county I am in and I need help (cause things don't just happen here in this county)that the ems people are going to do all they can for me.That is what
people should be talking about.THIS IS JUST POLITICS IN A COUNTY THAT CAN'T EVEN GET PEOPLE THAT LIVES HERE JOBS.
The next service could just as easily do the contract and do it for nothing. And considering 80% of the deadbeats living in CC are on Medicaid aka what use to be tenncare or the welfare ins we the tax payees are still paying for it. People around here are lazy and don't want to work! I KNOW! There was an application turned in at the dollar store several yrs ago and the applicant asked for $20 an hour to be a cashier! She knew she wouldn't get a call back but she could "say" she was looking for a job. Where I work we have people come in daily and ask for applications. The pay and benefits are excellent but yet we have people refuse jobs. Or they lay out of work the first day they are scheduled. People are too use to the handouts. They are LAZY AND DON'T WANT TO WORK! The people of CC deserve what they have. They don't want anything any better. For the most part they want to lay around and collect a check for doing nothing. then go to town in their pajamas to spend their food stamps. AND.....then in their spare time they break into the houses of the people who work to support their pill habit! Sickening!

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legal eagle

Louisville, TN

#17 Nov 15, 2011
Actually "Just Saying", you cannot "just call" 911 and tell them to send CCA. IF E-911 Central Dispatch is doing that, please let Allied EMS and their lawyers know because per the Cocke County Attorney's own admission at several County Commission meetings, the contract clearly states they cannot do that, and to do so puts the county in a dangerously financial and legal predicament. To do so would be a clear violation of the contract, and the county could be financially held responsible for 100% loss of earnings from those calls. If you call 911 and request CCA, per the contract, the 911 dispatcher is not even allowed to give out the telephone number of CCA, or any other ambulance service. They are to tell the caller they can dispatch the county's ambulance service (ALLIED EMS) and if they do not want Allied, the caller will have to hang up and call themselves directly to their choice. It's a contract, in which Cocke county for the services they request and Allied provides, agrees to stand by and help Allied EMS against any and all infractions against the contract by others. So if that's happening, Allied EMS would be very obliged if you would contact their office if that is the case. And for those of you with insurance, you will be paying more than double what Allied charges. Even with your insurance, that's higher coinsurance, copays, etc. Just saying.
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Just another reason my family, friends and I will not use allied. We will request CCA if needed and when needed. If you call 911 just tell them to send CCA that you do not want to use allied. For those of us who have insurance it pays for it no matter who comes out.

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downunter

Johnson City, TN

#18 Nov 16, 2011
you know most of you people come on here and dont even know what your talking about. the county lawyer is checking into extenting the contract. you should be complaing about 911, kathy cody is a dum ass and should be kicked out
And

Knoxville, TN

#19 Nov 16, 2011
What's pathetic is all Allied employees are spending so much time on topix. And the county lawyer is NOT looking into extending your contract. It will be bid in the spring and if you get it then so be it but they are not going to extend your contract just because you want them to. If you had paid attention at that meeting you claim you were at you would know that.

Then again I guess all the news sources are wrong and you are right. LOL at that!
Facts

Clover, SC

#20 Nov 17, 2011
Couldn't have said it any better myself!!!
billybob

Sweetwater, TN

#21 Nov 17, 2011
And wrote:
What's pathetic is all Allied employees are spending so much time on topix. And the county lawyer is NOT looking into extending your contract. It will be bid in the spring and if you get it then so be it but they are not going to extend your contract just because you want them to. If you had paid attention at that meeting you claim you were at you would know that.
Then again I guess all the news sources are wrong and you are right. LOL at that!
It is in the Newport Plain TaPreliminary discussions centered on issues with Allied EMS, the current contracted ambulance service, and whether the new contract can be extended or must go through the bid process. County Attorney Carter Moore said he would let the committee know at its next meeting as to whether the contract is required to be bid.lk
downunter

Jonesborough, TN

#22 Dec 16, 2011
And & Facts i guess i was right, thanks billybob
citizen

United States

#23 Dec 17, 2011
Allied is here at no cost to us! They are well qualified and reliable. If the "good ole boy" system screws this up, then there is no hope for this county. You think the other services are better or smarter? Guess what? Most worked at! Allied at one time or another. The CLB, if the contract is put up for bid, had best consider what is best for us and not the mayor's pockets.

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