Ti EMS and LAMOILE AMBULANCES
ExTiconderogian

Greenville, NC

#21 May 9, 2008
I used to volunteer with the Ti EMS from Aug 2005 till I moved in May of 2005. The squad is comprised of volunteers from all over the area, and we all try to do the best we can. Many of the volunteers work daysa and cannot respond to calls during the day. So if you have a service like Lamolile filling in for those times, be thankful. At night I would respond to any call regardless of whether it was the old person, frequent flier, or the MVC. Every person on the Ti EMS serves for their own reason. Some like to respond only to auto accidents, others will respond to all calls. Remember these are voluteers giving their own free time to help the community out. Also take into account that it is easy to get burned out as a volunteer. From Jan 2005 till May 2005 (when I moved) I responded to 80 calls, the majority of them at night or in the early AM hours. It is easy to get burned out if you are always responding to calls. Like I mentioned earlier, Ti EMS is voluteers, there is no pay, and it seems no gratitude. We derive our satisfaction from serving the community and helping others in time of need. Try to be realistic when critizing a service that is all volunteer. It takes a lot of time and training to earn an EMT certification, and usually that is on their time as well. I applaud all the members of the Ti EMS and know they are continuing to provide a quality service to Ticonderoga and surrounding communities.
Rob

United States

#22 May 10, 2008
I agree with you, Ex Ticonderogian. I urge anyone to volunteer if they are able. For those who don't know, an ambulance crew usually consists of three people, a driver, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and an attendant. The driver's role is obvious, drive the ambulance to the scene of the call. The EMT is in the back of the ambulance providing care to the patient, administering oxygen, taking vitals, the list continues. An attendant is sometimes in the back of the ambulance as well assisting in whatever way possible, for example fetching items in the back of the ambulance while the EMT is caring for the patient, as well as the ever important lifting help. EMS agencies all over the north country depend on volunteers to give their time to help their neighbors in their time of need. That being said, how do you think you can contribute? A "can-do" attitude is a prerequisite for being an attendant. To be a driver, simply have a "clean" driver's license. To be an EMT takes a great amount of dedication. Have you got what it takes? Don't just sit and complain about a lengthy response time for an ambulance to arrive on scene -- do something about it -- join your Ambulance Squad and discover what it is like to make a difference.
StingLikeABee

Schenectady, NY

#23 May 10, 2008
Very well said by both ... KUDOS!
what about ti fire

Cobleskill, NY

#24 May 10, 2008
ti fire is a volunter deparment and they almost never page more then 2 times i am not sticking up for lamollie but you got to think ti fire is a volunter deparment and can get a crew and never need to call crown point down to fight ti fire calls alone. also it takes a lot of time to be a fireman basic and then there is a lot of extra things to do. also the fire deparment has bingo every thursday and gets people to work bingo and they do not need to feed there members unlike ti ems every time ti ems they need to feed there fat lazy members unlike ti fire
Rob

United States

#25 May 10, 2008
The Fire Department has a very dedicated base of volunteers. The issue that plagues the Emergency Squad in Ti is burnout. There are fresh new people who come on line at whatever capacity and they are in the beginning extremely motivated. However, others, who are themselves burnt out, step back and let the new people take all the calls. The cycle begins again.
ems1

Cobleskill, NY

#26 May 10, 2008
every member on ti squad has a job. most of them work days or work at the mill, which as anyone who works there knows you get alot of doubles up there. some people just dont have the time to go on everycall. everyone on the squad has family's too. are they supposed to take away from there familys? as for the comments about how the major calls are always filled, that is untrue because i have heard car accidents and they didnt have enough people to show up. day shift is very hard to get people to respond because of jobs, but they usually manage to get people, and if you saw the list of members, check and see how many are emt's not that many. people VOLUNTEER there time so maybe you shouldnt bash them, because these people may respond to your house to help you one day, which i hope never happens
ems1

Cobleskill, NY

#27 May 10, 2008
on the subject of ti fire, yes they got a crew all of the time. but look and see that ti fire always has someone at the fire station, and they can call people away from work to help respond, so they do get crews, ti ems can not do that. an what about ti fire, how can you talk about the ems being fat and lazy, you must be a fireman. dont get me wrong i have alot of respect for firemen, they volunteer, and they do alot of good for this community and the surrounding community's but you need to remember you can get alot of people to respond because a fire is a "glory call"
me in Ti

Cobleskill, NY

#28 May 11, 2008
ems1 wrote:
on the subject of ti fire, yes they got a crew all of the time. but look and see that ti fire always has someone at the fire station, and they can call people away from work to help respond, so they do get crews, ti ems can not do that. an what about ti fire, how can you talk about the ems being fat and lazy, you must be a fireman. dont get me wrong i have alot of respect for firemen, they volunteer, and they do alot of good for this community and the surrounding community's but you need to remember you can get alot of people to respond because a fire is a "glory call"
You, my dear friend are in the wrong business. There is no Glory to a fire, MVA, Dive call, or any other call for that matter. Everyone has jobs, everyone also helps when they can. Some people have it set with their bosses that if it is a serious fire then they can respond from work. If you really are in the EMS then shame on you for bashing the Fire Company. YOU have to work with them on certain calls to obtain the same result. There is either jealousy, shame or fear in your comments. Every organization has their fair share of problems. And every organization works through them. If you don't stick together and talk through these issues your stabbing yourself in the back. Hopefully you will mature enough to realize this and that working together is a must. As far as your comment about always having someone at the station, It takes more than 1 or 2 to operate a pumper. It takes twice the number of people to operate a pumper as it does an ambulance. A Driver, Officer, and 4 firefighters... That is the optimum on a fire response.
OMG

Cobleskill, NY

#29 May 11, 2008
ems1 wrote:
on the subject of ti fire, yes they got a crew all of the time. but look and see that ti fire always has someone at the fire station, and they can call people away from work to help respond, so they do get crews, ti ems can not do that. an what about ti fire, how can you talk about the ems being fat and lazy, you must be a fireman. dont get me wrong i have alot of respect for firemen, they volunteer, and they do alot of good for this community and the surrounding community's but you need to remember you can get alot of people to respond because a fire is a "glory call"
Where in the hell do you get off saying that a fire is a glory call...Grow up and get a life...Fire calls or Ems is NEVER GLORY...
ems1

Cobleskill, NY

#30 May 11, 2008
hey omg and me in ti, get the facts right before you respond on here. i am calling fires and mva glory calls because that is what poeple on here call them glory calls, that would explain the "" around glory, and i was not bashing the fire company and i made that clear when i said i am not putting down the fire company and that i respect them dumba$$. what about you buddy
what about ti fire
Ticonderoga, NY
he called the ems fat lazy members so dont get on here running your mouth unless you read what i wrote. yes i know it takes more than just 2 peple to run a pumper, but i was just trying to make a point. this topic was about the ems and lamoile and sombody had to bring the fire into it and that bash the ems. we do our part and you do yours, like i have said before i respect the fire company and i have worked with them before, and i am friends with alot of there members, so use your heads people

Since: Jan 08

Ticonderoga

#31 May 12, 2008
As far as I am concerned, Ti Ambulance Squad members and Ti Fire Squad members, Thank you for all your work and keep it up.
Paul LaRock

Cobleskill, NY

#32 May 12, 2008
I think both do an excellent job. Can you imagine if Volunteers, didn't volunteer. I personally have submitted my application to get back into the Fire Company, because I want to help the community. Imagine the tax dollars that would have to be spent for a paid fire company. In excess of $300,000 just for salaries, not to mention benefits.
StingLikeABee

Schenectady, NY

#33 May 12, 2008
You hit the nail on the head with that Paul. Atleast they would have a reason to take shit about they way things were run then..
To TI EMS and TI FIRE ... I say keep up the good work. It takes very special people to do what you all do. I personal feel that the firemen/women have to be half crazy to run into a place that is on fire. If they were normal they would be running out like the rest. Please don't jump me for that it is just a saying. They are all a great bunch of peeps ....
ems1

Albany, NY

#34 May 12, 2008
i agree stinglikeabee, i have alot of respect for anyone who volunteers for anything be it ems, fire, or hazmat or anything else out there
fire_ems

Memphis, TN

#35 May 17, 2008
First of all I am a member of the Ticonderoga Emergency Squad, and PROUD of it, we try to do our best on every call. Second the 7-3 time frame is very hard for us to get ppl to fill, because we are VOLUNTEERS and have JOBS. As for the sign in sheet to cover times during the day, we have that and are required to have it. I feel for those of you that bitch and guess if we can get a crew together based on the nature of the call, that does happen and I wont say that it doesn't, but don't knock the whole squad. Oh yeah one more thing if you have time to listen to the scanner and predict,,, get a job or better yet stop by and get an application so we will have 24hr. coverage.
As for LAMOLILE we are glad to have the extra help in town !!!
onewhoknows

Cobleskill, NY

#36 May 17, 2008
I can't believe the things said here. We should be happy to have what we have here in Ticonderoga !!! Folks that volunteer,...you all should be very proud of yourselves !!! I for one sleep alot better at night knowing that if indeed something tragic happens where I may need help, I feel confident in knowing that there are many, many caring & professional individuals who will come to my aide, as they have done so well in many, many years past. KUDOS to EMS, Lamoille & Ti Fire Department!!.
fire es

Albany, NY

#37 Aug 5, 2008
they do alot of transfers. they have finally go some new emts and now no issue with response.
Been on both sides

Cobleskill, NY

#38 Aug 6, 2008
I've been a member of Ti Ems and I've had to use the service. Thank God it was available.
Yes there are politics and a push and pull going on between the different 'help' in town but folks that is small town crap and beside the point..
Point is if there is a fire, accident, injury there is someone on their way to help..
Does it really matter what name they roll under as long as the job is done?
So the question is:
Have you not gotten service when you needed it?
I think you always have!
Let's be thankful.
cops

Ticonderoga, NY

#39 Jan 25, 2013
Nellie Belle wrote:
Does anyone know if we still have a 'EMS' squad??
It seems whenever there is a call on the 'scanner', that "LAMOLILE" responds. Not that I am complaining, but just wondered if they had taken over for our town.
Just wondering if anyone knows what is happening??
THANKS....
Join - ticonderogaemergencysquad.com
cops

Ticonderoga, NY

#40 Jan 25, 2013

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