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Here’s The Scoop…How Many Men Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?…

HOW MANY LBTS VFD/AMR MEMBERS DOES IT TAKE TO ANSWER A 911 CALL?….

Tonight…

at this writer’s condominium….

For one 911 call…

the answer is…..2 AMR ambulances…1 VFD truck …and VICE MAYOR MCINTEE’S CADILLAC!…YIKES!…

Here’s the lowdown…

This writer and hubby went to 101 to eat dinner…as we approached we saw AMR truck M 12…parked across from the Village Grille where the BSO used to park….as we got closer…the 2nd AMR truck pulled up and parked behind it….

The 2nd truck is in town while awaiting the “pad” at Holy Cross Hospital…I have been told…….

The AMR employees walked past us on Commercial walking west…we figured for a bite to eat…

Upon finishing our meal…they walked back to their respective vehicles….and then…

we saw AMR M 12 take the roundabout in the center of town square surprisingly fast…heading down to the Aruba turnaround…. as it doubled back with lights and siren…heading north up El Mar Drive…

shortly afterwards the second AMR truck came up Commercial…with its lights and sirens on….

WOW..we thought 2 calls…what was going on?….

We walked home to find….it was at our building…5000 N Ocean Blvd….. both AMR trucks …the VFD fire truck…and McIntee’s Cadillac parked right in front of the building…. and quickly crossed the road to see what was going on that demanded such a response?……

Our thoughts of a real disaster calmed down though with a look at the VFD fire truck…for standing behind it…around 6 VFD members and the Vice Mayor standing with his arms crossed…REALLY!…

I could not believe he followed them in his car…and was standing there like that…INCREDIBLE!…

So I took a picture with my phone…because I found this most disturbing….as a booming voice came across the front drive…”There’s Barb taking a picture …..”….I just smiled….

I went inside to check what was what… with the security guards at the front desk…. they responded that a woman in the building had either fainted or was not feeling well…her husband called 911….and then the “caravan” showed up to answer the call!……

This writer was told early on…the following….when following up on a question I had been asked….who was going to be the 1st responders on the fire trucks when answering a 911 medical emergency call in order to follow the ambulance?…

I was told that this BSO protocol would not be required…due to the fact that AMR would have 2 EMT and 1 Paramedic on their truck to respond….and the only reason ….according to this well informed member…..that BSO followed this protocol was because they only had 2 EMT and the firetruck provided the 3rd EMT or Paramedic……

So it was a surprising assertion by the Vice Mayor after this information was given to me…that a VFD fire truck would indeed be following every 911 call for AMR….as we witnessed tonight….

It begs the question …why?….

Is it a temporary situation …more on- the- job training in the infancy of their return to service the town?….

If not….why two such different responses…and which one is correct…as they move forward as the LBTS fire saftey provider?….

Final note…from what I saw tonight…it looked like the VFD leadership role is de-facto….with the man in the Cadillac in charge….who stood there with arms crossed…like he owned the town and the VFD….

I guess this writer’s 2nd request for public information won’t be showing up anytime soon….after tonight’s yell across the way…

more to come…on Thursday when they return to this building to train….

UPDATE…Comments are welcome…see the 2 below…the 1st…is from AMR……check them out…add your own…

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