new ambulance franchise
Guess again

Ash Flat, AR

#82 Jan 16, 2013
doh wrote:
<quoted text>just how much competition do we have with the SOLE franchise?
we suffered less under medic one than we have under promed - check the out of service figures.
medic one had backup close by. better than promed having to call in backups
You are clueless. Medic one was out of service a lot more than pro med. they just didn't notify 911 when they were so they wouldn't look so bad and other times we were being covered from a truck sitting in walnut ridge. Facts like these medic one doesn't want you to know.
well

Mountain Home, AR

#83 Jan 16, 2013
Haha wrote:
<quoted text>
Your wrong medic ones back up was coming from Lawrence county which is the same as promed called AET they are still both having to get a truck out of a different county so there is no difference
difference between ready at county line and calling aet or a backup crew at home..

is promed required by the franchise to keep 2 crews 24/7, and 3 during day?
is 2nd and 3rd truck crew called in as needed or do they simply call aet when 2nd or 3rd truck is needed?
Haha

Jonesboro, AR

#84 Jan 17, 2013
well wrote:
<quoted text>difference between ready at county line and calling aet or a backup crew at home..
is promed required by the franchise to keep 2 crews 24/7, and 3 during day?
is 2nd and 3rd truck crew called in as needed or do they simply call aet when 2nd or 3rd truck is needed?
Ok once again they both set at the county line when promed runs out of trucks they call Lawrence county dispatch or call AET base directly nd ask them to sit at the county line which is the same thing medic one did AET goes to the county line to they don't respond from the base and for the other question they have 2 24/7 ALS trucks and 1 on call truck the 2 trucks are staffed 24/7 the 3rd truck is the on call truck now the on call medic is at the base for 11 hours all they have to do is call in the emt and the emt cannot live or be more then 10 mins from the base if the emt lives like out in the county 15-20 mins away they either have to stay at the base the whole time or stay with someone within 10 mins away
randolph county concerned

Jonesboro, AR

#85 Jan 17, 2013
you all are nuts it's not about ambulance service t's about the city council doing whatthey want not hat the voters want and as long as the citezins of poky let them they will continue the dictatership the voters need to sue the council for not doing the job they were elected to do get a lawyer and sue them good ole boys
hello

United States

#86 Jan 17, 2013
Haha wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok for one they were out of service way more then that there was several times they were 10-6 and didn't tell dispatch second they wasn't counting the times the medic one truck from walnut ridge came up and covers Randolph county so it was way more than that and I know because I used to work in Lawrence county and they would check 10-6 almost everyday to go cover for Randolph county so their stats are a lie and don't set there in say well it's a medic one truck so it don't count because it does it is out of a diff county so what's the difference between having AET come cover or medic one it makes no diff so no medic one does not have better stats
Did you work for medic one? If not then you have no way of knowing that they were not telling dispatch they were out of service. You are just trying to downplay the facts. And If thats how you want to look at it, how many times did promed not tell dispatch they were out of service? Or how many times did AET or medic one come from lawrence county and take a call while promed sat at the base so they wouldnt have to check out of service? The fact is medic one according to the stats were better. So why are they gone?
well

Mountain Home, AR

#87 Jan 17, 2013
hello wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you work for medic one? If not then you have no way of knowing that they were not telling dispatch they were out of service. You are just trying to downplay the facts. And If thats how you want to look at it, how many times did promed not tell dispatch they were out of service? Or how many times did AET or medic one come from lawrence county and take a call while promed sat at the base so they wouldnt have to check out of service? The fact is medic one according to the stats were better. So why are they gone?
gone because of the erc agenda and the stupid council who rushed the bs ordinance thru in one meeting and won't listen to the voters. now gone stubborn and more stupid and afraid promed will sue for 5yr loss of profit if they weren't chosen again.

medic one needs to stay and run the county and non emergency calls. promed would be begging to get out of their contract if they started losing $$. or the council would have to lower the specs.
in the meantime is anyone doing another referendum and/or an initiated act if needed? time to put the council in their place - again. have a judge rule on the referendum/no vote gossip and bluff or get an atty general view on it. last i read it applied to a zoning case, not a council franchise.
Facts

Ash Flat, AR

#88 Jan 17, 2013
The stats are not better at for medic one. Just more lies from medic one. If you don't believe that medic one repeatedly didn't check 10-6 all you have to do is call the 911 office or ask a dispatcher. They know what is really going on better than anyone.
hello wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you work for medic one? If not then you have no way of knowing that they were not telling dispatch they were out of service. You are just trying to downplay the facts. And If thats how you want to look at it, how many times did promed not tell dispatch they were out of service? Or how many times did AET or medic one come from lawrence county and take a call while promed sat at the base so they wouldnt have to check out of service? The fact is medic one according to the stats were better. So why are they gone?
Delta kilo

United States

#89 Jan 17, 2013
Have ties at medic one here in Jonesboro which takes care of Pocahontas. Pocahontas is one lost city and I'm sure you know what runs the city of Pocahontas. What a joke
wonder wrote:
decision by council due this week. has medic one applied this time?
if they make equal offers - who had the better response time, etc. and the most backups and mutual assist agreements nearby if we ever need 4 or 5+ ambulances.
will the council pick pro med 2 months after the voters rejected them? slapping the voters a wise choice for the council?
anyone know how long the voters choice should legally last and how quickly the council can override it?
looks stupid and illegal for the city to have the old ordinance in force and not enforce it the last few months and then decide to enforce it again later.
if not chosen, i hope medic one stays and runs the county, and finds a legal way(not for hire?) to run the non emergency city calls. put some pressure on city and any promed proposal they franchise and promed's expected profit.
watch closely for the erc and promed to quickly backtrack on and redo their franchise agreement of number of full time trucks, amt of employees on call, etc.
Know For Sure

Jonesboro, AR

#90 Jan 20, 2013
I work for a clinic in the city. If a patient is unable to get to an appointment, Medic One would get that person and pick them up. And if that patient had no insurance or unable to pay Medic One still provided the service. The only requirement was that patient had to live in Randolph county. The other service Does Not do the same. Medic One provides this service where ever they have ambulances!!!
Haha

Jonesboro, AR

#91 Jan 20, 2013
Know For Sure wrote:
I work for a clinic in the city. If a patient is unable to get to an appointment, Medic One would get that person and pick them up. And if that patient had no insurance or unable to pay Medic One still provided the service. The only requirement was that patient had to live in Randolph county. The other service Does Not do the same. Medic One provides this service where ever they have ambulances!!!


They don't in Lawrence county
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#92 Jan 20, 2013
Haha wrote:
<quoted text>
They don't in Lawrence county
they will too ask dummy
Laughs

United States

#93 Jan 21, 2013
Ok which one is dummy ? Rick ?
look again

United States

#94 Jan 21, 2013
Any talk about which EMS service is better doesn't amount to a hill of beans. The real question is, "what do the patients want, or what do the voters want?"
The answer to those quesions have been given in several ways, and those answers are not subject to interpretaion.
Plain and simple, the voters LEGALLY REJECTED PROMED AMBULANCE, Period. Simple answer. No other way to look at it. Arkansas state law.
Now, the city council has violated the trust of the voters by ignoring the results of that vote. Their method of operation is to bypass the election process, and slap the voters in the face.
Do you really want to pay an attorney and officials to look for ways to bypass and corrupt the meaning of the law? Is it ok with you that the primary governing phrase used by the city council is, "dont worry, we can get around that"?
Haha

Melbourne, AR

#95 Jan 21, 2013
look again wrote:
Any talk about which EMS service is better doesn't amount to a hill of beans. The real question is, "what do the patients want, or what do the voters want?"
The answer to those quesions have been given in several ways, and those answers are not subject to interpretaion.
Plain and simple, the voters LEGALLY REJECTED PROMED AMBULANCE, Period. Simple answer. No other way to look at it. Arkansas state law.
Now, the city council has violated the trust of the voters by ignoring the results of that vote. Their method of operation is to bypass the election process, and slap the voters in the face.
Do you really want to pay an attorney and officials to look for ways to bypass and corrupt the meaning of the law? Is it ok with you that the primary governing phrase used by the city council is, "dont worry, we can get around that"?
Not everyone there is a lot of people that want promed so that is a false statement
look again

United States

#96 Jan 21, 2013
Haha wrote:
<quoted text>
Not everyone there is a lot of people that want promed so that is a false statement
So, then you believe that ProMed did not lose the exclusive franchise on election day? If you are to be believed, then you should explain why MedicOne was allowed to run the next week. Why didn't the authorities in Pocahontas prosecute the other company? The statement is true, by a majority of voters, ProMed was rejected by the voters of Pocahontas. You cannot change that fact. The legally certified election results were reported in Star Herald. You lost that vote. Go cry to the council now, get them to fi it.
ur an idiot

Mountain Home, AR

#97 Jan 21, 2013
Haha wrote:
<quoted text>
Not everyone there is a lot of people that want promed so that is a false statement
never saw "everyone" claimed or mentioned.

what part of the post do you find as "false"?
we won't wait for your ignorant response, because there was no false statement.

the majority voters WERE clearly ignored by the council.

undemocratic and sad when voted losers win because of a biased, uncaring, feeble thinking council. they should hang their head in shame and resign for their actions.
Haha

Melbourne, AR

#98 Jan 21, 2013
Whatever you people are dumb and all you do is whine go cry to your mommy cuz I don't care fill out your petitions or whatever you want promed is here and medic one is leaving not arguing with you dumba**** anymore so quit whining and get over it cuz it ain't going to change
PRO med

Jonesboro, AR

#99 Jan 22, 2013
Pro Med is AWESOME!! Tanks medics and EMT's for doing your jobs!!
maybe so

Mountain Home, AR

#100 Jan 22, 2013
PRO med wrote:
Pro Med is AWESOME!! Tanks medics and EMT's for doing your jobs!!
but have to wonder how it feels and if it bothers them any since they got the job unjustly from the council against the voters wishes.
look again

United States

#101 Jan 22, 2013
maybe so wrote:
<quoted text>but have to wonder how it feels and if it bothers them any since they got the job unjustly from the council against the voters wishes.
You have a good point...since ProMed was rejected by a majority of voters, how do they feel about helping those same voters now, knowing that the other service was preferred by a majority? The city council should have realized that a lingering trust issue would remain between the voters and the rejected service, ProMed. Of course, the council doest care about that, and doesn't care about the safety & welfare of the people. It's all about having their way, and not looking bad by backing down. It's simple, our council members are idiots. Repeat. Repeat.

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