Scott James Deering | Chicago Reader

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Re: “The firefighters' union puts its faith in—gulp—Mayor Rahm

You'd all be keyboard warriors until your 300lb ass is stuck on the second story of your home after you have a heart attack or stroke. Then I hope in the back of your mind you remember that you'll actually receive adequate help because of the current system and stand a pretty good chance of survival.

Now, do us all a favor and move your spankarea to the first floor so we can help others who attempt to better themselves and fight their diseases instead of keyboard warrioring with a can of Mt. Dew and your blood pressure medication.

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Posted by Scott James Deering on 01/23/2015 at 4:52 AM

Re: “The firefighters' union puts its faith in—gulp—Mayor Rahm

For all you why doesnt the ambulance only show up people...

Chicago has combined services. Every FF is a Paramedic and every Paramedic is a FF. An ambulance may already be out on a call, and the truck's parked right around the corner that can fit 6 paramedics with the same or more advanced ALS gear than the ambo.

Ever tried taking a unconscious 200lb pt down stairs in a building? Two guys can do it, sure. But you lose the critical aspect of time during that.

The quicker responders can assess, start initial treatment, get in/out and get that pt move-on to further care at a hospital, the better their odds of survival are.

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Posted by Scott James Deering on 01/23/2015 at 4:49 AM

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