Broward Sheriff's Office, AMR vie for...

Broward Sheriff's Office, AMR vie for ambulance service in Laud...

There are 430 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Mar 14, 2008, titled Broward Sheriff's Office, AMR vie for ambulance service in Laud.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea - The battle over who will take charge of the town's ambulance service is officially on.

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Tommy

United States

#436 Jun 10, 2008
Make MONEY on Life wrote:
One can only question why there is such a difference in the proposals. Think about this, BSO is a paid PROFESSIONAL Fire/Rescue department. AMR is a FOR PROFIT company. They charge the city less, bill the insurance company and then bill the patient for the rest of the money. If you do not pay the bill, they will put you in collections. Our local fire/rescue departments do not do that because we pay taxes. You will get a higher level of service with more paramedics from BSO. I hope the residents of Lauderdale by the Sea do there homework and find out all the facts. I would not want AMR running rescue on my fammily.
The fire department also bills the insurance companies, medicare and medicaid. The operate ambulances to save traditional firefighter jobs and operate it like a business. What's the difference here?
the truth in weston

United States

#437 Dec 8, 2008
Fat Al wrote:
BSO shouldn't compete. There is a standard that they should not go below. If a private company wants to risk it, and the commission is dumb enough to put lives at risk, go for the low bid. We have all seen what low bid contracts do. Better move out of Lauderdale by the Dead Sea.
damn u even sound like one of my lieutenants
the truth in weston

United States

#438 Dec 8, 2008
whocares wrote:
Let them go to AMR. Ft Lauderdale, Pompano and all the surrounding areas should cancel the mutual aid agreement. People will die.
too late buddy they already did as oct 31 2008
Your truth is wrong

United States

#439 Dec 9, 2008
the truth in weston wrote:
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too late buddy they already did as oct 31 2008
the truth in weston wrote:
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damn u even sound like one of my lieutenants
Once again, I see that you brought back some old blogs with your great and enlightening comments. You must be a disgruntled BSO FF that lost his station in LBTS back in October. Don't worry, you were able pick up and move to Station 36 in Southwest Ranches. It's rumored that BSO is starting to muscle the Southwest Ranches VFD out like they did with the LBTS VFD and the Lake Forest VFD back in the day. I guess everyone has to try and fight to keep their jobs.

As for AMR, BSO was hoping they would fail when they took over LBTS, but they didn't. AMR has proven that they can do the job, and have yet to call for mutual aid. I'm sure if AMR ever had to call for mutual aid, the surrounding cities would help especially BSO. BSO called AMR for mutual aid for the two-alarm apartment fire in Lauderhill a few weeks back. AMR sent 3 units which assisted in rehab, and were deciated transport units by the Battalion onscene. Looks like BSO is finally looking at AMR as an equal EMS partner than a company that "slings lizards" all day, which is how many people view AMR.
Your truth is wrong

United States

#440 Dec 9, 2008
deciated = DEDICATED
xxxxxx

Riverside, CA

#441 Sep 20, 2010
seriously, you people bring your work home?
lauderdalebythes ea local

Hollywood, FL

#442 May 17, 2011
are any of you paramedics yea so if you dont have any idea about what your talking about shut up lauderdale by the sea is in such close distance to holy cross and imperial you could have a 2 man srew and get away with it its a small town bso had a 3 man crew plus a engine that had 2 guys and no auto pule or lucas and could not transport so they had to call mutua aid costing dadada dah an extra 650 thousand dollars plus its actuall alot more with chiefs crossing in town and engines they couldnt handle a fire even a small one put them out of buisness so they needed extra personel mutial aid for that call and if a another call droped the othere city would be called for mutial aid being pompano - fortlauderdale so they heavely depended on mutial aid
lauderdalebythes ea local

Hollywood, FL

#443 May 17, 2011
Tommy wrote:
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The fire department also bills the insurance companies, medicare and medicaid. The operate ambulances to save traditional firefighter jobs and operate it like a business. What's the difference here?
you idot bso does the same thing how do think they get paid god oh and paramedic is a state test same training and every two years you have to retest and its hard so unless your a paramedic shut up prodeveloper
lauderdalebythes ea local

Hollywood, FL

#444 May 17, 2011
the truth in weston wrote:
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damn u even sound like one of my lieutenants
hay fat dumb guy paramedic is a state registered cerification meaning you have to practice all the time and also you have to retest every two years so unless your a paramedic shut up
DASHA

Burbank, CA

#445 Feb 16, 2013
We need to get rid of AMR and the other "idiot" private amabulance butt kissers in the USA.

I am a 22 year veteran LACOFD PM/FF and seek and tired of these "republicain butt kisser.

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