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Friday, October 2, 2015

Roulette Ambulance Responding To Illness Call In Westfield

At 9:22 PM on Friday, Roulette Ambulance is responding to Wheaton's Personal Care Home in Westfield for a woman ill after nearly every ambulance company in Tioga & Potter County failed to respond to the call.

12 comments :

Unknown said...

You probly should do some research on the issues of why most companies are tired of running down there night after night and week after week...

Anonymous said...

Ahhh yes, the daily Westfield shuffle.... Yes, that would be a good investigative story for you to do Jim. It has been a long standing issue (several years now) that isn't getting any better, if anything it is getting worse. But with a declining population and people either (a) not wanting to volunteer or (b) being driven out of volunteering from within these organizations, don't look for it to improve anytime soon.

Unknown said...

That is so uncalled for I wonder how they would feel if it was one of there family members that needed one. All I can say is Thank You Roulette for your generous service...

Dan said...

So that's nice way to look at it.So what if it was you?Would you have the same attitude? Oh we went to your house last week so we not going to there again. Really !!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree. That was a litte harsh. I mean yeah, it sucks it had to come all the way from Roulette for a response, but the wording of the poet was just kind of rude :-/

Anonymous said...

Government oversight and regulations are killing the volunteer. We will al be paying more taxes soon when there are no more volunteer firefighters and EMT's.

Anonymous said...

I'm with this guy

Unknown said...

What makes this tragic is the fact that these calls are rotating through multie departments, for an extended period of time, before Roulette even gets toned out. Then, if they are able to get all the way there in time to be of assistance, they will only get paid for the miles to the hospital. They will not get paid for getting there or getting home, and this is not the first time they have gotten dispatched to this area recently. Why does the person that called have to suffer for this long before they get help, and why does this volunteer agency have to go so far to help someone on a regular basis? There has to be a correctable disconnect here.

Anonymous said...

Well one of the reasons people are leaving the fire depts. is because of the Pa Dept of Health and the Fire commissioner and their requirements of training. Now to keep your status as an EMT, you have to retest Making it harder for older people to keep on in the service. I for one have had enough. If it is to be Volunteer, then let it be or pay us.

Anonymous said...

I think you should all be compensated for what you do! I am sure they could get enough grant money to do that. They sure did get enough for that huge building on Denton Hill!! That would have payed a lot of wages!!

Anonymous said...

Well what needs to be realized here is everyone else is turning it over due to it being a call out for someone who has absolutely no need for medical attention and those not responding are choosing to not take an ambulance out of service for a taxi ride and reserving their time for an actual emergency

Anonymous said...

.... 24 hours on continuing education that you must complete in 3 YEARS! Not hard to do. You do NOT have to retest unless you fail to do 24 hours in three years. 1 hour once a month and you still would have a whole year left. And you have access to do all of these continuing education credits online for free at your own pace..... if you don't want to better train yourself to properly take care of people walk away now. As far as roulette responding to westfield, they are a dedicated group of people. Whose to say they are getting paid anything if it's a self pay... however when every other tioga/potter ambulance has gone to westfield for the same individual abusing the system (whose known for giving random addresses and fake identification to 911) nobody wants to go there anymore.......