Ambulance Authority in the Works for Doddridge County - WBOY-TV

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A seven-person committee will work to form one. The commission will develop a seven-person committee made up of volunteers with different backgrounds from all over the county who will research the formation of ...

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Since: Feb 08

Greenwood WV

#1 Mar 3, 2009
Wonder who will be on the comittee? Any volunteers out there? Who gets to pick? The commission?
HEE HEE HEE

AOL

#2 Mar 4, 2009
I know one keyboard that's gonna be smokin' this week. The letter to the editor will probably take up the whole paper this time. Might as well though, there ain't nothin else in there.
TELL IT LIKE IT IS

Gilman, WI

#3 Mar 4, 2009
What's wrong, is Angie worried about what Beamer will say that does not correspond with her "I'm only going to tell them what I want them to know in the Commissioner's Corner"?

Since: Feb 08

Greenwood WV

#4 Mar 4, 2009
Yep, this county sure hates a woman who speaks her mind.
But I bet it sure sells more newspapers when people know Tammy's got something to say. Funny how that works, isn't it?
Hee Hee Hee

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#5 Mar 5, 2009
Doddridge Citizen wrote:
Yep, this county sure hates a woman who speaks her mind.
But I bet it sure sells more newspapers when people know Tammy's got something to say. Funny how that works, isn't it?
Most of the time I think your comments are pretty close to correct. I think you are way off on this one. I let my subscription run out and I will not pay it because of the letters. My brother-in-law is going to let his run out also. My mother-in-law still gets it, but she looks at who signs the letters before she reads them and she won't read the ones from the weekly wanna-be newspaper journalist. Our whole family pretty much boycotts it. I hear a lot of people complaining about it too. I have suggested to them to stop getting the newspaper. If enough people quit reading it, maybe they will quit wasting the ink on it.
Hee Hee Hee

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#6 Mar 5, 2009
By the way, I heard there was a two-week break with no letters. I had a small notion to re-subscribe, but that was short-lived. She doesn't speak her mind, she speaks out her ...... well nevermind.

Since: Feb 08

Greenwood WV

#7 Mar 5, 2009
Hee Hee Hee wrote:
By the way, I heard there was a two-week break with no letters. I had a small notion to re-subscribe, but that was short-lived. She doesn't speak her mind, she speaks out her ...... well nevermind.
I don't think that people read the letters because they agree with her. I think it's more like they are keeping tabs on what the "other side" is doing and saying. What's that old saying about keeping your enemies close?

Since: Feb 08

Greenwood WV

#8 Mar 5, 2009
Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.
Sun-tzu
Chinese general & military strategist (~400 BC)
he haw

Richmond, VA

#9 Mar 5, 2009
i am guessing loud mouth ahouse will try to rule this
Bulldog fan

AOL

#10 Mar 5, 2009
I predict the Commission will appoint some people with no EMS or management experience. Why have they spent so much time and money on an attorney and now want volunteers to research the idea. Their is a total lack of leadership in this whole boondoggle. The commission should be promoting Doddridge County and handle negatives in a quite manner. Obviously, the EMS has made mistakes and lacks organizational skills but the Commission has the duty and authority to resolve this issue. The only winner here is the attorney that has helped drag this on.
TELL IT LIKE IT IS

Gilman, WI

#11 Mar 6, 2009
Bulldog fan wrote:
I predict the Commission will appoint some people with no EMS or management experience. Why have they spent so much time and money on an attorney and now want volunteers to research the idea. Their is a total lack of leadership in this whole boondoggle. The commission should be promoting Doddridge County and handle negatives in a quite manner. Obviously, the EMS has made mistakes and lacks organizational skills but the Commission has the duty and authority to resolve this issue. The only winner here is the attorney that has helped drag this on.
AMEN!!!!! Wonder just how much have they spent on this joker?
TELL IT LIKE IT IS

Gilman, WI

#12 Mar 6, 2009
By the way ---- As it has been explained to me (I didn't make the meeting)---- This AUTHORITY will NOT be volunteer -- For now, it is a FACT FINDING committee because once the Commission votes to set up the Authority, then they will only have 60 days to have it in place..... After the AUTHORITY is set up --- there will be a PAID DIRECTOR (full time paramedic) and the members can be paid per meeting and for their expenses.
AND --- this AUTHORITY will have a budget to split between the ambulance companies providing service to Doddridge County ---- which will have the Commission paying Doddridge County Tax Dollars to Salem Fire Dept.
new milton mommy

Clarksburg, WV

#13 Mar 6, 2009
and how does that differ from giving county tax money to dcems.... which was supposed to be a private company all along????? isn't this the same thing???
Julie C

AOL

#14 Mar 6, 2009
I thought you people were so "up on your homework". You are slacking. Every county around has an ambulance authority, but like everything else in this county, we are in the stone age. The ambulance authority keeps people in line. A lot of people have lost faith and trust in the DCEMS and the commission is trying it's best to help gain that trust back. This is the only way. Complain about Salem if you wish. I for one pay taxes in this county and I use Salem as my emergency station. Why on earth would I wait 30 minutes on another squad from West Union when Salem is 5 minutes from my house?? Understand the word EMERGENCY. Then again, if I were in an accident closer to West Union, I would expect DCEMS to respond. If you people were truly concerned about saving lives, you would welcome another squad whose time to the scene was more efficient. But that's the problem. You aren't about saving lives. YOU ARE ABOUT YOU!! That's why we need the authority! I praise all three commissioners for their plight in this. They want the county people to have a service they can trust and that can quickly respond. A lot of people have lost trust in DCEMS and the Norris family can definitely educate you on the importance of response time.
Average Guy

Orgas, WV

#15 Mar 8, 2009
Personally I think its rotten to be so negative about free speech and discourse. If letters to the Editor bother you send some yourself defining your position. As for myself I don't want any government agency involved in any part of my families medical care.
Get over it

AOL

#16 Mar 9, 2009
Average Guy wrote:
Personally I think its rotten to be so negative about free speech and discourse. If letters to the Editor bother you send some yourself defining your position. As for myself I don't want any government agency involved in any part of my families medical care.
Your government has already been involved in your medical care. They gave over $100,000.00 to the DCEMS last year alone, just to keep them afloat. So, with the exuberant prices that the EMS charges, what happened to all that money that they needed 100,000.00 more?? Our commission contracts with Salem also. Salem hasn't asked for a dime. An ambulance authority will cost the taxpayers way less than $100,000.00 annually.
TELL IT LIKE IT IS

Gilman, WI

#17 Mar 10, 2009
Get over it wrote:
<quoted text>
Your government has already been involved in your medical care. They gave over $100,000.00 to the DCEMS last year alone, just to keep them afloat. So, with the exuberant prices that the EMS charges, what happened to all that money that they needed 100,000.00 more?? Our commission contracts with Salem also. Salem hasn't asked for a dime. An ambulance authority will cost the taxpayers way less than $100,000.00 annually.
Get your figures correct Get over it --- It's less than 1/2 of what you are saying and further-- not only will there be a cost to run this "volunteer" ambulance authority, they will be given money to hand out to DCEMS and to Salem also..... What a boondoggle ----

(Frankly, I hope that someone DID go to the meeting and hopefully will report what was said in the paper --- I feel that in reading both articles, I can come out with some of the truth -- Like last meeting where the Commission's Corner reported a request for 21 thousand for computers and the Letter to the editor reported 7 thousand -- amazing, right?)
Yup

AOL

#18 Mar 10, 2009
Amazing that those meetings are taped and the way it was worded, "3 units" "$7000.00", what did you expect them to report? I never went to school in Doddridge, but in Washington DC, that equals $21,000.00 But since it is now being "donated" by an outsider, that subject is moot, right?
TELL IT LIKE IT IS

Gilman, WI

#19 Mar 14, 2009
Yes, the meetings are taped -- But didn't the Commission ask why so much????? If they didn't why not?(Beamer took it to be $7000. or them all not $7000. each!)

From what my sources say, the computers won't be donated by anyone, let alone an outsider, as the outsider declined to support the squad due to the bad press received from the Commission!(Yes, the refusal is in writing and I have seen it!)

As for the Ambulance Authority -- a big waste of money so some of the Commissioners friends can have employment ---

You guys need to read the PL Tones blog ---- A perfect example of the government taking over a service and running it into the ground!
new milton mommy

Clarksburg, WV

#20 Mar 17, 2009
anyone heard who might really be on this committee, i've only heard about it, not who will be on it??

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