Search and Categories

Here’s The Scoop…Firetrucks And Tourism…Welcome Beachgoers…To The Prettiest Little Town….Please Ignore The Sirens…

VIGILANTE’S FUN DAY….

Time to grow up…and stop playing the system…interpreting the LBTS-VFD contract wrong…to make everyday…Vigilante Fun Day…in LBTS….

How it the world can you have tourism…and hospitality…. when endless sirens are heard  day after day….with many saying …”we live in a war zone”…”I feel like I live in the inner city”…Enough!…

The latest excuse for following AMR’s 911 medical calls…the VFD “ridiculous”interpretation of the 2008 contract….

Article 7- Standards Of Service…

7.2 ‘A command vehicle, transporting the Fire Chief, the Deputy Chief, or a Battalion Chief shall respond within seven (7) minutes to a minimum of 90% of all emergency 911 calls in each month.  Response time shall be measured from the time of dispatch to the time the vehicle arrives on the scene.’

OOPS!…OOPS!….A BIG DOUBLE OOPS!…on 7.2….

1st- the 911 calls refer to 911 fire calls…not all 911 calls or the VFD would need to respond to the BSO police …if they use there “lame” reasoning for all the medical response they go out for…

The Dispatch only dispatches….I am told….to those it is told to…such as a medical call…would go to our EMS provider or AMR…Fire call to the VFD….

This writer has been told that the VFD must have told dispatch to put them on the “run card” to receive all the medical calls…therefore…be included on the calls….leaving the VFD to decide which to go on….

Also quite at odds for this latest assertion made to let the VFD  “run with AMR” on medical calls for such emergencies as a person fainting…feeling sick etc….is the absence of VFD responding to 911 medical calls in the overnight hours…a practice I am told they threw the towel in on…a few months back!…( For those medical 911 callers in the wee hours, you get a VFD “pass”)…

2nd- After hearing this 911 “excuse” was used to try to give credence to this ongoing action by the department…the 2nd sentence in 7.2 was an added bonus!…

Response time is measured fro time of “dispatch”…to the vehicle “arriving on scene”…also at odds with Chief Perkins/Deputy Chief McIntee’s assertions of response time for the working fire in the north end of town on 2/2/09…(previous post..VFD category)….

Come on …Wake up….Just to give one “2-Hats” Vigilante…a fun day here in LBTS……we constantly disturb our residents and tourists…with loud  blaring sirens…and red lights….fast driving fire engines…and a zooming in and out of traffic Deputy Chief …It’s an accident waiting to happen for a 911 call …..for a hangnail…What’s wrong with this picture-postcard?….

Welcome To Lauderdale- By- the -Sea For Sun, Surf and SIRENS!”…(a slogan for the Mc-Furth Times LBTS Town slogan contest)….

The jig is up……

more to come….

Tags: , ,

Post Division