Confussed

United States

#1 Mar 14, 2013
Why is the fire dept more concerned about medicial calls then protecting our city from fires?? They need to be training their guys about fires instead of medicial.... What kind of chief do they have running that place? Can you say Chief Joke
backwoods

Huntington, WV

#2 Mar 14, 2013
First responders need to know a lot about many things, going to medical calls helps with there training, also they need to know hazmat training along with fire fighting swift water rescue, extracting people from wrecks you never know what kind of disaster may hit and who do you call 911 police and fire are usually first on scene.
I think that the fire chief is qualified.
Crowded Shorts

Danielson, CT

#3 Mar 14, 2013
Why not run medical calls? Give me one reason, that makes any kind of sense of why they shouldn't answer medical calls?
Fire wv

United States

#4 Mar 14, 2013
I dont see a thing wrong with the fire dept running medical calls being that 90 percent of the time the closest ambulance is responding from oak hill. if you or a family member ever needs medical treatment you might understand the need for them!!
Fayette County FF

Alexandria, VA

#5 Mar 14, 2013
Maybe they should worry about medical calls when the average wait on a jan-careless or genital ambulance is 30 minutes. There's never an ambulance in Mount Hope, so someone could easily die waiting on an ambulance. That sounds like a great reason to run medical calls. I don't hear about many fires in Mount Hope, so sounds to me like they are great at what they do. The Mount Hope Fire Department is one of the, of not the, premier fire department in the county. They are the fastest growing, and one of the most highly trained around. Their chief is one of the most intelligent men in the fire service, he knows what he's doing. You just sound like a pissed off firefighter.
resident

Beckley, WV

#6 Mar 16, 2013
Not if but when you need them, you will then appreciate them. Instead of bitching, GO JOIN THE FIRE DEPT; See how much training is required just to run a call. After that come back and finish your post and you wont be so CONFUSED.....
On the MHFD

Summersville, WV

#7 Apr 15, 2013
We do train to take out fires, as well as medical. Jancare is just a medical taxi. They get lost easily and everything. Appreciate the men in uniform, you may need them one day.
ldh

Mount Hope, WV

#8 Apr 16, 2013
Fayette County FF wrote:
Maybe they should worry about medical calls when the average wait on a jan-careless or genital ambulance is 30 minutes. There's never an ambulance in Mount Hope, so someone could easily die waiting on an ambulance. That sounds like a great reason to run medical calls. I don't hear about many fires in Mount Hope, so sounds to me like they are great at what they do. The Mount Hope Fire Department is one of the, of not the, premier fire department in the county. They are the fastest growing, and one of the most highly trained around. Their chief is one of the most intelligent men in the fire service, he knows what he's doing. You just sound like a pissed off firefighter.
I have been in town when the big siren goes off...the faithful Mt. Hope Fire Department is right on target, they appear ready for whatever comes their way. Way to GO Mt. Hope Fire Department! If other towns could follow in the same footsteps. Mt. Hope Mustangs should be PROUD of their quick response, maybe other towns will learn their technique / success!
ldh

Beckley, WV

#9 Apr 18, 2013
Crowded Shorts wrote:
Why not run medical calls? Give me one reason, that makes any kind of sense of why they shouldn't answer medical calls?
I dial 911 for medical emergencies and the ambulance locally comes to assist. Abusing the use of 911 could be a problem. They are not a substitute, in my opinion, of going to a hospital. Sometimes 911 ambulance will suggest you go to the hospital or they give ideas of what to do.

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