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Here is the issue with the current rescue squads. We have ALS units out in the county that have to go to every single call even if it is a nose bleed. But the BLS (Basic Life Support) trucks only run to the calls which are classified higher (Delta & Echo calls).
They do that because they have to make a certain percentage of their calls. So since no one shows up for the nonsense calls, they just don't run them. (You ask me, they should be dissolved and combined with fire if they want to behave that way.)
So the public is paying for the better qualified and trained staff of the ALS trucks to get tied up with calls that the BLS units could handle easily. Then all the rescue departments have to go on standby because the ALS trucks are out on calls.
This, if you ask me, is where we are wasting our tax dollars. Those BLS trucks should be going to and transporting these "broken toe" calls and leave the ALS trucks ready to run the more critical emergency calls. It makes me sick to know that the rescue squad that should respond to my residence is not effectively using the public funding which it gets.
For the record, I thought about my comment and asked that it be removed within only a couple minutes of posting it. Which they evidently didn't. Though I still say the community would be better off without his spewing non-sense on here. I take offence to about every post he makes. Yet have no way to voice opinions here without being the immediate target such as many others have been in the past.
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It's actually the job that most of them are not paid to do. We volunteer what little spare time we have to go and train and when the bell tones we run to help. It matters not who's house it is. I remember fighting the fire at Mr Caddell's house. There were fire trucks lined as far as the road would allow. (And that was the second fire many of those guys fought that night) But not long ago in Cameron in the middle of the night, we had just as many fire trucks lined up and down the road to save as much property as we could for a person who's name I'll never know. And if that time ever comes that our worst critics are in need. We'll be there for you. And don't worry, we'll block every road we need to in order to do our job safely. Until then, you'll go right on thinking were not needed. That's okay, we know better.
I can only assume Arestorer, that you think we should all drive around in Smart Cars or Minis. I'm sure I'd feel perfectly safe meeting large trucks carrying goods, the backbone of this nation, while driving around in a tiny car myself. (sarcastically stated)
But I see no reason to think that the average driver with ~16 years driving experience (33 years old) wouldn't be able to handle a mid-size SUV. So I disagree with your statement that there is something in the article that makes it seem as if she were an unqualified driver.
I'm sure it's been said all up there in this stream of bantering, but I think Melton got in on straight ticket voters. Perhaps most of my votes landed on one side, but for sure it wasn't a straight ticket.
One more thought, since someone had to bring Galloway into this. To my knowledge (i.e. I don't have time to go look up proof and fact checks) he retired from Southern Pines and had NOT installed Southern Software's software. I'm sure that it was pitched to him multiple times. So I wouldn't list him among the list of folks with ties to Southern.
ha... Notice I am a bad speller myself I used the incorrect "it's" syntax.
Oh I was just being light-hearted... it makes for a little laugh to an otherwise serious article.
How do you rob a story. By taking away it's plot or perhaps taking away any useful content in it. Is the Dollar General Story located inside the library somewhere? Perhaps they meant the Dollar General Store instead...
Ohh technology, it's good for spell-check, but a careful re-read of your own writing can sometimes save some heartache.
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