The entire procedure of c-spining is an exercise in CYA. There is no, nor was there ever, scientific evidence the procedure actually does anything. Remember when everyone got their tonsils out? Or how about when we used to do blood letting? It's the story of medicine.People who c-spine just to CYA is one of my biggest pet pives, we are supposed to be pt advocates and do whats best for our pt's and strapping someone on an uncomfortable board when they don't need it is horrible practice.
Word, rumor, is that DFD is trying to get out of EMS, and has approached a certain green ambulance company about doing so.
I'm not familiar with how the DFD runs EMS. Could somebody give me a run down on it?
What is the proposal to remove EMS from the Dept.? Isn't EMS a financial crutch(or shoring!) for most FD's? This seems counter-intuitive to me.
I never said it was profitable. EMS within a Fire Dept. brings in more funding and a larger budget for the Dept.
I'm just wondering why DFD wants OUT? The rest of the country FD's seem to want to take over EMS.
What is funny is....... We have Chiefs from Larger Fire Depts that ran EMS getting jobs around here as Chiefs at smaller Depts (4-5-7 station depts) that when asked if they want to takeover EMS reply with "It is a headache, a not profitable headache....."
It brings in a bigger budget, but the guys on the Floor want nothing to do with it....... In my experience
Nothing has changed...
One of the reasons the guys want nothing to do with it is because fire and EMS attract entirely different and distinct personalities.