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Why would 5 firefighters respond to a medical call?

I actually heard recently it’s because of their unions...


3 posted on 04/10/2013 4:58:08 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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I read a while back there are 2x as many firefighter/paramedics handling half the fires/accidents as 30 yrs ago.

Here in suburban Indianapolis they appear to spend a significant amount of time in the local WalMart loading shopping carts with massive amounts of food.


6 posted on 04/10/2013 5:01:44 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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Where I live, usually 8 first responders show up: The firetruck driver, his navigator, the guy who holds the map, the guy who lifts the coffee cup up for the navigator, the air conditioning switch monitor, the backseat driver, the trauma psychologist, and one paramedic.


7 posted on 04/10/2013 5:01:56 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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Maybe they got tired sending two paramedics and finding out the patient was 350 lbs.


9 posted on 04/10/2013 5:07:19 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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It's usually 2 FF’s where I live, unless there are multiple people injured, the ever increasing 400 plus pounders, or those having seizures or other disorders that tend to “fight back” even though it's not their fault. Oh and the druggies that are freaking out with super human strength that have to be subdued.

Also, if you've got 5 available back at the firehouse and not sure what you're getting into, why not bring them along? They can respond to other calls from anywhere within a city.

24 posted on 04/10/2013 5:42:42 PM PDT by MacMattico
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