Intruder On Property

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  1. Jeff White

    Jeff White Moderator Staff Member

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    EMS here is mostly through the volunteer fire departments with poor response times. 30 minute plus response times for an ambulance are common and with the volunteer firefighters you get a basic EMT or an EMT-I if you’re lucky. Paramedics come from the private ambulance services located in the two largest towns in the county so unless you are within a couple miles of those towns you are still looking at a 30 minute or longer response time. We carried AEDs in our squad cars. I saw a lot of really stupid things working in a rural area. It wasn’t unusual for the fire department EMS to meet the Paramedic unit and transfer the patient. Sounds good right? Well they often met for the exchange at the sale barn which was 2 minutes out from the ER where there were real doctors and a lot more equipment.

    Rural America is a completely different world then urban or suburban America. Especially when it comes to emergency services.
     
  2. Milt1

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    I don't know how many of you have ridden in an ambulance? I have and I'd rather take a beating than ever ride in another one. They don't have shocks and you feel every bump in the road. Why it has to be like that is beyond my comprehension!
     
  3. Kleanbore

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    I have. The EMS people in it prevented me from expiring during a cardiac emergency
    Okay, then.
    Of course thay do. They are heavy duty dampers,
    The stretcher has to withstand the compression of CPR. The trucks have to carry a heavy payload at thigh speeds.
     
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  4. Milt1

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    I’m not debating the pro’s and con’s of an ambulance ride! To each his own regarding their experience from riding in one.
     
  5. Blue Jays

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    In most cases people are helping the person more by bringing EMTs / Paramedics to the scene to start care.
    The admitted insane driving by this Warrior Poet character risked many others driving in excess of 100+ mph.

    No emergency medical care was being provided during drive and without communication of vitals to hospital.
    No triage was being performed and/or ascertaining if other medical issues were being seen simultaneously.

    It may sound harsh…yet I also do not want a filthy junkie with goodness-knows-what maladies dying in my vehicle. It cannot be sanitized as thoroughly as an ambulance which can be washed hot water and bleach.
     
  6. Kleanbore

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    All great points.
     
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  7. Hangingrock

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    Our residence is adjacent to a State Park. On occasion we have people wonder on to the property. Being confrontational is not a method we employ. Being helpful with in reason is our approach which in twenty-six years as kept the occurrence of behavior conflict to an absolute minimum.
     
  8. Scrapiron45

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    Our farm is in a rural county where two major interstates cross. Twenty years ago I could greet most anyone that pulled in with a handshake and a hello and be comfortable. Things are different now. The sheriff, a nearby neighbor, tells me that any given night we are about 15-20 minutes away from a police response.
    I've found a few transients living in the woods, they usually move on when they realize that your watching them. They live off the grid, so to speak and follow the interstates. It was explained to me that they're part of a sub culture consisting of the mentally ill, the drug addicted and law evading individuals.
    I'll mention that I also have three granddaughters under the age of fourteen living on the farm. Just looked it up and we have approximately 125 registered sex offenders living in the county now.
    A few weeks ago my son discovered a man and woman setting up camp in a barn when he was locking up, told them to move on. Next day he found where someone tried to burn the barn down.
    It makes me sad that the days of welcoming a stranger are gone but my world simply won't allow it anymore.
     
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