From what I'm reading AMR LA lost a lot of people yesterday 10/1 and didn't have the staff for North LA county causing fire to transport in engines and deputies in their patrol cars.
Agreed. The GMR/AMR/Air Evac (insert whatever other services are under the umbrella) model of dropping a base or ambulance service wherever possible is a bubble that will eventually burst. One way or another.Oh...and as far as AMR, they have the resources to prevent this or fix this. Time to be held accountable and come off that multi-billion dollar profit and reinvest back into the staff and equipment.
Funnily enough a bunch of my coworkers and I were having this exact convo earlier today because they’re really trying to put a decahedron into a triangular hole here. My office or whatever you want to call it is going to blow up in corporates face because they’re so inflexible. It’s not going to be pretty. We got the contract for the Linc and our office isn’t seeing a dime from it. They also have a problem with HR, only one person for our entire northeast region so the poor woman has to deal with easily hundreds of applicants to go through.Oh...and as far as AMR, they have the resources to prevent this or fix this. Time to be held accountable and come off that multi-billion dollar profit and reinvest back into the staff and equipment.
From what I am seeing, this is surprisingly difficult to do in California, with its patchwork county by county system. I.E, I am accredited in County A, but County B has a bunch of shifts open. I cannot just hop on a truck in County B because I do not have accreditation in County B and have not paid their fees, done their protocol test, had my minimum of "5 ALS contacts," etc etc. If the company wanted me to be able to do that, it has to go all the way up through Cal OES or something and has to be requested via them.where AMR corporate should be sending additional units and/or staff from other projects to assist.
They called all the neighboring companies and no one had shorter ETAs than AMR.There’s no alternative ambulance company they can utilize in cases like this?
I was thinking more along the lines of the theme song from the Benny Hill Show, but I guess they’re about one in the same.Does anyone else hear "Entrance of the Gladiators" when reading any thread about California EMS, particularly LA?
this is accurate. On multiple occasions recently I've gone to get something and went "Oh yeah, that's back in Texas."I was thinking more along the lines of the theme song from the Benny Hill Show, but I guess they’re about one in the same.
low key LE gig
I remember my brief stint in critical care how many MICU runs we'd get that would turn into ALS or even BLS runs before we got there. There was one hospital (2 hours from base) that was notorious for hanging blood and calling for a MICU for transfer (there was a time when medics couldn't transport when blood was hanging). Of course by the time we got there the blood was done, then it was 2 hours back to the receiving hospital, 1 hour to back in service.this is accurate. On multiple occasions recently I've gone to get something and went "Oh yeah, that's back in Texas."
I still enjoy going to work. I feel like an AEMT with some midazolam on most shifts. Our "ALS transfers" are basically "they're on a cardiac monitor only." Easy work, I guess.
It's also making me think about what I want to be when I grow up. Have any of you gone into law enforcement at 47 years old? I've been half pondering getting my POST certification and finding a low key LE gig somewhere. Although I guess truck driving schools are looking for people too.