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Here’s The Scoop……AMR-EMT/Driver is VFD…

AMR….EMT….VFD…

It was quite something at the 9/25/08 Commission meeting when the Manager made it abundantly clear that the contract between the Town and AMR does not allow for the AMR fire fighter in the ambulance to assist the VFD at the scene…at any time…

No wonder Commissioner Silverstone and Chief Perkins assumed it would be allowed….after reading the BTSTimes article in the 9/26/08 edition…by Rev Jim Pollock….FEATURES…pg 12 & 14…”Rest Assured with AMR’s Emergency Medical Services”…which states that the firefighter EMT/Drivers will be VFD members including Rev. Jim…….

Never do I remember them saying with all the talk of AMR providing more than BSO by way of 2 paramedics and 1 EMT on board the in-town ambulance…that it would be a VFD- EMT member…

This writer along with countless others assumed it was AMR personnel who possessed their FF1 or 2 status…

This still needs to be answered… why if they are VFD members on board….they would not be allowed to assist…and why we were not informed that the 3rd person on the truck…would be a VFD- EMT Driver…

very confusing…

more to come….

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  1. Ms. Cole,

    I don’t know how AMR’s workman’s comp provider will handle this situation. Kind of hard to explain how an employee who is suppose to be providing emergency medical care on an ambulance gets hurt while extinguishing a fire or other non-patient care related scene.

    Comment by SCFFEMT-P — September 29, 2008 @ 11:27 pm

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