Paramedics, EMTs, and Ambulance Drivers

Paramedics, EMTs, and Ambulance Drivers

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Since: Sep 08

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#1 Oct 11, 2008
You know the old saying, "If you can't get a job as a security guard, become a paramedic, EMT, or ambulance driver>>>NO BRAINS REQUIRED!"
I know of two instances where money was taken from the deceased by either paramedics, EMTs, or ambulance drivers. The very people who were supposed to save the victim and transport the victim to the hospital robbed the victim's wallet!
I bring this to your attention because I am tired of some of you attacking the local police department>>>Our cops are no more corrupt than our paramedics, EMTs, and ambulance drivers!
If you are involved in an accident and require medical transportation, I hope you have no cash or credit cards or bank cards in your wallet! Because those items won't make it to the hospital with you! SEEN IT HAPPEN!

Since: Jun 08

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#2 Oct 11, 2008
See there..Those people haven't been taught the err of their ways! Thats terrible to rob someone who is incompacitated. But that is how the cowards work. They would never pick on someone who they would have to fight to take what they wanted.

Since: Sep 08

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#3 Oct 11, 2008
BTW, I know there are some good, honest paramedics, EMTs, and ambulance drivers! Some of you forget that there are some good, honest police officers, too! Our officers are over-worked and under-paid! They have too much BS red tape to deal with! If our officers could beat the crap out of the repeat-offenders, our society would be be much nicer, I think! Our officers are like our Soldiers in Iraq>>>their hands are tied by their "know-nothing" leaders!

Since: Jun 08

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#4 Oct 11, 2008
Sorry Blue Rose, I did not mean to generalize! I meant only those who do such things are intolerable.

Since: Sep 08

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#5 Oct 11, 2008
vanished wrote:
Sorry Blue Rose, I did not mean to generalize! I meant only those who do such things are intolerable.
I 100% agree with you!
EMT WITH ANOTHER COMPANY

Welch, WV

#6 Oct 13, 2008
As an emt I would never do anything so corrupt as to steal from a patient, when I come across a patient with any valuables at all I request that family take it if they are there if not an officer will make sure that family gets it ASAP, I dont like valuables in my truck for that very reason that we be blamed for missing items, I do unterstand there are crooked people out there but there is crooked people everywhere not just EMS or Police

“Meow!”

Since: Apr 08

Kittyland!

#7 Oct 15, 2008
The Blue Rose wrote:
BTW, I know there are some good, honest paramedics, EMTs, and ambulance drivers! Some of you forget that there are some good, honest police officers, too! Our officers are over-worked and under-paid! They have too much BS red tape to deal with! If our officers could beat the crap out of the repeat-offenders, our society would be be much nicer, I think! Our officers are like our Soldiers in Iraq>>>their hands are tied by their "know-nothing" leaders!
I agree with you that there are some idiots that work in EMS. I have worked in EMS for 12 years now and have gained a good working relationship with our local police depts. They are overworked and underpaid, but we are as well. Anyone that would steal from sick or injured patients are sick themselves and don't need to work such a job. However I am not offended by your comment about EMS workers being stupid....I know that I am educated and fairly good at my job..Just wanted to say that you have crooked people working at every place no matter the profession.....they are there.

Since: Aug 08

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#8 Oct 15, 2008
The Blue Rose wrote:
BTW, I know there are some good, honest paramedics, EMTs, and ambulance drivers! Some of you forget that there are some good, honest police officers, too! Our officers are over-worked and under-paid! They have too much BS red tape to deal with! If our officers could beat the crap out of the repeat-offenders, our society would be be much nicer, I think! Our officers are like our Soldiers in Iraq>>>their hands are tied by their "know-nothing" leaders!
I don't want the police beating anyone - next time they might decide to beat me - because they can! Not a good idea. Not a good idea for soldiers either. Everybody has to follow rules.

“ Wishin I was on the beach!”

Since: Sep 08

Some beach, somewhere....

#9 Oct 15, 2008
Lesson Learned wrote:
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I don't want the police beating anyone - next time they might decide to beat me - because they can! Not a good idea. Not a good idea for soldiers either. Everybody has to follow rules.
You are right about that. That is what we have a judicial system for. I don't always agree with the outcomes, but it's one of those things that separates man from the animals.

Since: Aug 08

United States

#10 Oct 15, 2008
The Blue Rose wrote:
You know the old saying, "If you can't get a job as a security guard, become a paramedic, EMT, or ambulance driver>>>NO BRAINS REQUIRED!"
I know of two instances where money was taken from the deceased by either paramedics, EMTs, or ambulance drivers. The very people who were supposed to save the victim and transport the victim to the hospital robbed the victim's wallet!
I bring this to your attention because I am tired of some of you attacking the local police department>>>Our cops are no more corrupt than our paramedics, EMTs, and ambulance drivers!
If you are involved in an accident and require medical transportation, I hope you have no cash or credit cards or bank cards in your wallet! Because those items won't make it to the hospital with you! SEEN IT HAPPEN!
I followed a STAT ambulance for 15 minutes this evening 15 Oct about 6 - 6.15 pm from Welch to Pineville.
It was not running lights, so it had no patient on board. The driver was very erratic, tailgating a white pickup truck that slowed down to turn off. The ambulance almost hit him in the backend - it had to brake sharply. It then slowed down to about 20 mph for 5 minutes, then picked up speed again, took a corner on the wrong side of the road, then caused a COAL TRUCK to swerve out of his way, when it tried to take another curve while it was way across the double yellow line.
If that coal truck had hit him, he would have been mincemeat.
I made a mental note to never let myself or any of my family ride one of their ambulances.
Silver Moon

Walker, WV

#11 Oct 16, 2008
I do not appreciate the insinuation that Security Guards are stupid. My husband is a security guard, and is extremely intelligent.

Since: Sep 08

AOL

#12 Oct 18, 2008
Silver Moon wrote:
I do not appreciate the insinuation that Security Guards are stupid. My husband is a security guard, and is extremely intelligent.
There are exceptions to every rule.
medic gal

United States

#13 Oct 18, 2008
You know it seems awful funny that STAT alwaya has to be brought up in all these forums. I do believe that there is more than just STAT in this town.

What is it Rosie isnt getting any action

If you think you dont have to have brains to be a security guard or in the EMS then you are brain dead.

I wish you people would try and work the shifts we do and most of all instead of sitting on your a$$ in front of the computer you will be out caring for others.

Upper Laurel ROCKS
pineville chic

United States

#14 Oct 19, 2008
I will agree Upper Laurel Rocks!!!
All you read is negative things about stat and after I have read this I have watched how they do not only at stat but at the hoe hop on the corner and well all the posting are right
Kahty trusted Rosie to run the restaurant and all Rosie has done is turn it into a hoe stop
I wish Kathy would come back and run it like it was that way we could all enjoy a nice meal with friendly service not trashy service
hurry back Kathy

Since: Aug 08

Clear Spring, MD

#15 Oct 20, 2008
medic gal wrote:
You know it seems awful funny that STAT alwaya has to be brought up in all these forums. I do believe that there is more than just STAT in this town.
What is it Rosie isnt getting any action
If you think you dont have to have brains to be a security guard or in the EMS then you are brain dead.
I wish you people would try and work the shifts we do and most of all instead of sitting on your a$$ in front of the computer you will be out caring for others.
Upper Laurel ROCKS
FYI You are talking to a trained medic - now retired. We worked volunteer shifts with no perks, and not half the equipment that you have now. I've EARNED the right to sit on my ass in front of the computer.

Since: Jun 08

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#16 Oct 20, 2008
Quixote wrote:
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FYI You are talking to a trained medic - now retired. We worked volunteer shifts with no perks, and not half the equipment that you have now. I've EARNED the right to sit on my ass in front of the computer.
Hey Quix! You tell 'em! How are you? Glad to see you're hangin' in here with us! Always great to have a voice of reason to count on!:)
Give Em A Break

Greenville, NC

#17 Oct 20, 2008
Hey folks, why don't you give the police and EMS folks a break. There are bad employees everywhere and in every profession. My ex was a cop - very smart man, but he was nuts. My husband is a medic - very smart man, very caring man, very honest man and NOT nuts. My point is EMT's and medics have to go thru lots of training, pass a state and national exam, and recertify periodically. Nurses don't even have to recertify - they only have to have CEU's. A trained, certified medic can do everything an LPN can do, plus a few other things they can't do. Most medics can start IV's and draw blood from pts that a nurse or dr can't even get. So, I for one, resent the insinuation that EMS personnel are stupid cause I know way different. Any of the EMS personnel that posted to this can vouch for what I'm saying.
And why is everyone picking on STAT? If what Quixote said is true about the STAT amb driver then he should report the incident to the owner of STAT. There are logs of who is driving what ambulance at what time and where the amb is going or has been. The driver should then be punished accordingly.

Since: Aug 08

Clear Spring, MD

#18 Oct 20, 2008
Give Em A Break wrote:
Hey folks, why don't you give the police and EMS folks a break. There are bad employees everywhere and in every profession. My ex was a cop - very smart man, but he was nuts. My husband is a medic - very smart man, very caring man, very honest man and NOT nuts. My point is EMT's and medics have to go thru lots of training, pass a state and national exam, and recertify periodically. Nurses don't even have to recertify - they only have to have CEU's. A trained, certified medic can do everything an LPN can do, plus a few other things they can't do. Most medics can start IV's and draw blood from pts that a nurse or dr can't even get. So, I for one, resent the insinuation that EMS personnel are stupid cause I know way different. Any of the EMS personnel that posted to this can vouch for what I'm saying.
And why is everyone picking on STAT? If what Quixote said is true about the STAT amb driver then he should report the incident to the owner of STAT. There are logs of who is driving what ambulance at what time and where the amb is going or has been. The driver should then be punished accordingly.
Thank you for all your information. I AM a trained medic. The reason I am posting on here about the incident is so that WHOEVER is in charge might see or hear about it. You cannot get results from phone calls to STAT
That driver should not be on the road, and I don't intend to give him a break. I am well aware of the fact that they keep ;
logs - why else do you suppose I posted the time and location ?

Since: Aug 08

Clear Spring, MD

#19 Oct 20, 2008
vanished wrote:
<quoted text> Hey Quix! You tell 'em! How are you? Glad to see you're hangin' in here with us! Always great to have a voice of reason to count on!:)
Hello Vanished - good to hear from you, and ty for the comment. Have been out of state for a while. Take care.
Give Em A Break

Greenville, NC

#20 Oct 20, 2008
Quixote wrote:
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Thank you for all your information. I AM a trained medic. The reason I am posting on here about the incident is so that WHOEVER is in charge might see or hear about it. You cannot get results from phone calls to STAT
That driver should not be on the road, and I don't intend to give him a break. I am well aware of the fact that they keep ;
logs - why else do you suppose I posted the time and location ?


Hey, don't get your pants in an uproar, there's no reason to get sarcastic - I wasn't being sarcastic, just making a suggestion...I read that you are a trained medic, so you can vouch for what I said. I'm not saying the driver should be given a break, I'm saying the ppl who are putting down ALL EMS folks and law enforcement officers need to back off. Ppl shouldn't judge all EMS personnel by what one bad one does - just as one can't judge a book by it's cover, as the saying goes. I agree that the driver should be taken off the truck. Do you really think that your posting will get action? Just wondering, not being smart about it...

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