"check with your insurance carrier as far as I know jrs are not allowed to ride in apparatus in emergency mode in PA If you contact your local state rep ask for PA emergency service laws guide and volunteer emergency services manual these will help…"
"well with jr members i do believe that under 16yrs of age are not allowed to ride on the rigs. do to insurance issues. but the thing is if they cant ride on the rigs how are they gonna get to the location of the emergency? and how are they to learn…"
"That is funny... NOW anyway. Sad that the lady was terrified and did not know any better.
Sad, that you had to risk your life responding to such a call, but thats what we do right.. go unless you know - the saddest thing, is.. you believing you…"
"The Fire Dept hires civilian Paramedics to man the transporting ambulances.
So in Indy, are these private companies to do transport or are these ambulances provided by the city and staffed with civilian medics?
"We run a squad or engine on EMS calls..All FF are EMTs and some are Paramedics. We run at least 1 medic on the squads, we have Paramedics on some of our engines so they carry ALS equepment. All other apperatus carries..EMS bags with AEDs. The Fire…"
the reason i wanted to seek others insight is because i think that he got the aed for the wrong reasons but it does do good within that department.i thank everyone for there responses to my post"
"the ems service is career guys.and the way they dispatch the aed from the fire dept is for trouble breathing difficulty ,and and issues that may led to cardaic arrest or an unresponsive patient.
So essentially they are dispatching someone closer to…"
"What you are refering to is called a medic stand by were I work. Most other major juristictions do it they will send a company out on any medical call that is chest pains, trouble breathing, shootings or any other call were the medic is coming from…"
hey Kev. that would be cool to stop buy. I have almost 2 weeks out there and would like to meet with some other memebrs . Also interested in getting a shirt. How much are they? what size shirt do you wear? Ill bring you one from my full time dept.
hey Kev. I have family in state college. I will be visiting at the end of June. I like to stop by other departments and shoot the shit. You mind if I stop by for a visit? You guys have a traing day that I I can check out. Im always lookinf for new ideas. Does you department have house shirts for sale? lemmie know. If you have any other frinds/ firefighters/medics that wanna meet for a beer let them know. Would like to see some of the stations and equipment out there. be safe, stay low.
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