Posts Tagged ‘fire’

EMS week is the 19th to 25th. Even if it only gets done this week and not the rest of the year, thank an EMT or paramedic if you see one. Their job is tough.

I want to personally thank the crews that came to my aid over 8 years ago in Apoka, FL. It is because of your skills that I’m even alive right now. I coded on you twice on the way to Orlando Regional even, and I’m still here. I would love to work with you in the future. That accident is what sparked my interest in EMS, and I finally became an EMT myself last year.

To EMS personnel everywhere, thank you!

– Kayleigh, EMT-B, Indiana

*See last post, otherwise you won’t get the title*

I get to be at home with my family tonight, because unlike some, I’m not dead. The same obviously can’t be said for everyone (duh). Now here’s my problem:

Indianapolis recently lost two very young men in EMS. It was the first time a line of duty EMS death happened for Indy. They were in an accident with one other vehicle, the driver of that car is fine.

What I’ve read so far is that the ambulance was speeding, and so was the other driver. All that crew was guilty of is driving fast when they were not on an urgent call. The girl driving the car that struck them however was speeding, had been drinking, and was paying attention to a gps instead of the road.

I feel that if the tables were turned, Tim and Cody both would’ve been jobless at the very least and the city would have been sued until it couldn’t be sued anymore. Their families will never lay eyes on them again, they don’t get to go back to work, they can no longer do what they loved to do. Despite what some may think and act like, EMS is a public service that doesn’t pay anywhere near well enough, and the people who work in this field do it because it’s what they love.

This girl’s BAC wasn’t half the legal limit, so no drunk driving charge. There’s nothing being put against her aside from a citation for running a red light as a matter of fact. Anyone else in this situation would be in jail awaiting a manslaughter conviction. Had she hit a police officer, they’d do everything they could short of executing her.

There was a case in 2009 where it was apparently ruled that running a red light is not considered reckless under Indiana law. WHAT THE FUCK INDIANA!?! Had she been the one that died, things would be different, and nobody better dare try to tell me otherwise. You all know I’m right.

There is a very blatant lack of respect for EMS, and it needs to stop. Drinking is not the only issue here. Two very skilled men with IEMS lost their lives, and nothing is being done.

I am absolutely shocked. Legally drunk or not, she was under the influence. She also admitted to something that falls under reckless driving, but no charge. All she gets is a traffic citation…..

It’s scary to think that this could be me one day. If it is, my husband and my son will have to go through hell to see justice, and I don’t want that for them. It’s just not right…

 

I took my son out for a happy meal yesterday, and caught CNN on the way out (at least I believe it was CNN). They were showing footage of a service for one of the officers killed by Chris Dorner. In thinking about it, that news cast sparked an opinion, which I’m posting later tonight. I’d do it now but my phone is almost dead and I’m typing this via word press for android.