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help

Newport, TN

#1 Feb 20, 2013
Why do we have the ambulances we do have? Why?
jelly bean

Morristown, TN

#2 Feb 21, 2013
Just like everything else the contract goes to the lowest bidder. The county doesn't want to supply the ambulances so they bid it out to whoever bids the lowest .
Truth

Tucker, GA

#3 Feb 21, 2013
What is wrong with the ambulances we have? What?

And First Call was not the lowest bidder. Allied was. First Call bought them out.
mike

United States

#4 Feb 21, 2013
you get what you pay for. pitiful just pitiful
help

Newport, TN

#5 Feb 21, 2013
Well we need some fancy stuff for once
what?

United States

#6 Feb 21, 2013
help wrote:
Well we need some fancy stuff for once
Well if you and some other deadbeats paid for your ambulance service we would have better everything. Listen to a scanner. Dispatches for a sore throat , for a hurt finger and other non emergency responses . What a waste. Guess we think the government should pay for it?
help

Newport, TN

#7 Feb 21, 2013
Yes that's it. You should be proud of yourself. You ain't as stupid, as your mom always told you. :)
yep

United States

#8 Feb 21, 2013
[QUOTE who="what?"]<quot ed text>
Well if you and some other deadbeats paid for your ambulance service we would have better everything. Listen to a scanner. Dispatches for a sore throat , for a hurt finger and other non emergency responses . What a waste. Guess we think the government should pay for it?[/QUOTE]

yep taxpayers are having to pay for it because this government is socialist amd comuunist.
Hmm

Morristown, TN

#9 Feb 22, 2013
Truth wrote:
What is wrong with the ambulances we have? What?
And First Call was not the lowest bidder. Allied was. First Call bought them out.
And useing allied equipment just different name on the side of the truck!!!
Truth

Tucker, GA

#10 Feb 22, 2013
yep wrote:
<quoted text>
yep taxpayers are having to pay for it because this government is socialist amd comuunist.
Tax payers NO not pay for it. When you don't pay for your ambulance ride it is a loss to the service. The government has NOTHING to do with our local ambulance service. Smh.
Truth

Tucker, GA

#11 Feb 22, 2013
Hmm wrote:
<quoted text>
And useing allied equipment just different name on the side of the truck!!!
Not so. The trucks are clearly NOT the same trucks. Duh!
what?

United States

#12 Feb 22, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Tax payers NO not pay for it. When you don't pay for your ambulance ride it is a loss to the service. The government has NOTHING to do with our local ambulance service. Smh.
Ten care, Medicare, Medicaid. Govt funding . Stupid reasons to call an ambulance. Govt money pays the bill.
Truth

Tucker, GA

#13 Feb 22, 2013
[QUOTE who="what?"]<quot ed text>
Ten care, Medicare, Medicaid. Govt funding . Stupid reasons to call an ambulance. Govt money pays the bill.[/QUOTE]

Well...when you look at it like that. lol.
what?

United States

#14 Feb 22, 2013
Here is a good test for those who hate the ambulance service in Cocke County or don't appreciate what those folk do and then don't pay the ambulance bill when they come to help. Take the ambulances off the streets and answer no calls. For a month. That should thin the herd a bit.
help

Newport, TN

#15 Feb 22, 2013
Well they did buy allied out so of course they had to buy a few of there ambulances until they need renewed. Duh
just watch

United States

#16 Feb 24, 2013
It's the same people working no matter what service takes over, so what's the big deal. There really isn't a difference. It is the deadbeats that call an ambulance for every little thing that causes the problems. If the services in this county were used for life and death situations as they should be, maybe then they could have better equipment and people. Having to pay for a taxi service keeps the profits down and the service down.
justice

United States

#17 Feb 24, 2013
just watch wrote:
It's the same people working no matter what service takes over, so what's the big deal. There really isn't a difference. It is the deadbeats that call an ambulance for every little thing that causes the problems. If the services in this county were used for life and death situations as they should be, maybe then they could have better equipment and people. Having to pay for a taxi service keeps the profits down and the service down.
Very well written and entirely TRUTHFUL.
Rtnmead

Herndon, VA

#18 Apr 3, 2013
Ambulances are as big as recreational vehicles, Some are equally huge; which is one reason they are so expensive. They have horrible fuel economy, another reason for the expense. Most ambulances are funded through tax dollars at the city, county or state level. The average cost of an ambulance is over $129,000 without a driver or EMT. Maintenance can cost over $10,000 per year.
croft

United States

#19 Apr 3, 2013
Rtnmead wrote:
Ambulances are as big as recreational vehicles, Some are equally huge; which is one reason they are so expensive. They have horrible fuel economy, another reason for the expense. Most ambulances are funded through tax dollars at the city, county or state level. The average cost of an ambulance is over $129,000 without a driver or EMT. Maintenance can cost over $10,000 per year.
then they need to do away with these high dollar wagons, people can take each other to the hospital.
idonthaveaname

Kodak, TN

#20 Apr 3, 2013
Rtnmead wrote:
Ambulances are as big as recreational vehicles, Some are equally huge; which is one reason they are so expensive. They have horrible fuel economy, another reason for the expense. Most ambulances are funded through tax dollars at the city, county or state level. The average cost of an ambulance is over $129,000 without a driver or EMT. Maintenance can cost over $10,000 per year.
Have you ever been inside of an ambulance? There is a lot of equipment and supplies that need to be carried on the ambulances. They need to be as large as they are. And that has nothing to do with why an ambulance ride is as much as it is.

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