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8.29.2005

If You Are Missing an EMT . . .

. . . he/she was up at the courthouse this morning attending the Commissioner's Court. (Or it just looked like everyone of them was up there). That Careflight issue is a hot button.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm somewhat confused. Is this a mock injury?

As far the whole EMS/Careflight issue it appears to be a no brainer.

If a company can come in and provide the same service and still make a profit (which the county doesn't worry about), they are either:

1) Lying
2) Going to increase fees and collection thus improving revenue.
3) Run the department more efficiently thus reducing cost.

If we want to keep the EMS ran by the county then we need to do #2 and/or #3 or prove that careflight is lying.

Anonymous said...

i want to know why fort worth, grand prairie, irving and many other BIG cities have cut their ties with the careflight service. if they cant handle those cities, why should we trust them to handle ours?

Anonymous said...

The whole thing is silly. Rankin wants to privatize because the EMS guys got a big screen and recliners? First, the commissioners approved it so throw them out, not the EMS. Second, these people may have to come save my life at a moments notice. I don't really mind if they are comfortable and rested before they have to come rescue me.

boredatwork said...

What about our current EMS employees? They are told that they will have a job with Careflight if this happens. Well, please do not be misled! They will have a job but it will be in Dallas and all new "Careflight employees" will be sent here. They won't know anything about the County or the people here, much less will they care?

Just remember that and support your county EMS!!!

Anonymous said...

I understand why Rankin wants to save the county money, and yes it probably has something to do with the TV and chairs. Yes its not the fault of the EMS for the chairs and the TV and in the whole grand scheme of things it’s small potatoes compared to the money that was spent remodeling the @#$% thing.
Deal with the real problem(s) and don't create new ones by switching services. If the head of the EMS is a poor leader then get a new one. If they are wasting money then stop it.

Anonymous said...

is poor lil rankin mad cuz he dont had a recliner in front of a big screen TV? oh, let me wipe the tear from my face.

i guess he thinks the EMS shood sit on the floor and stare at the wall waiting to come safe his life.

Anonymous said...

IF YOU HAVENT NOTICED CHARLES DILLARD HAS BEEN RUNNING THE EMS FOR SOMETIME. NOT LONG AGO THE COMMISSIONERS WERE PRAISING HIS SERVICES. NOW THEY ARE IN A UP ROAR OVER THE FACT THAT HE IS ALSO A FULL TIME FIREMAN ( THEY GET A LOT OF DAYS OFF). THE FACT IS THEY KNEW THIS ALSO. THE MAN DOES THE JOB THEY HIRED HIM FOR. I KNOW MANY COUNTY EMPLOYEES & THEY HAVE OTHER JOBS ON THE SIDE. COULD YOU MAKE IT ON LESS THAN 28,000 A YEAR ? BACK TO CHARLES. SURE SEEMS LIKE OLD RANKIN IS ON A WITCH HUNT. ANYTHING TO DISCREDIT THE JOB CHARLES HAS BEEN DOING. SURE GLAD TO SAY I DIDNT VOTE FOR RANKIN. I BET IF THEY DO AWAY WITH OUR EMS & GO PRIVATE IT WILL NOT LAST. THEN WE THE TAX PAYERS WILL BE PAYING FOR ALL NEW AMBULANCES, ANOTHER ROSE STREET NIGHTMARE OR TWO & STARTING ALL OVER LOOKING FOR EMT FOR THEY AMBULANCES. THE ONLY POCKETS THE COMMISSIONERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ARE THEIR OWN, OR DID YOU MISS THAT THEY GAVE THEM SELF & THERE SUPERVISORS RAISES LAST WEEK ?

boredatwork said...

Don't fix what isn't broken!!!

There is no reason to do away our County EMS. Rankin says so that we can save money... hmm.. it is kind-of hard to do that when you give yourself a healthy little raise.. isn't it Mr. Rankin. I hope that you enjoy it while you have it because you take our EMS away and you will never get re-elected!! Just remember that!

Anonymous said...

he lost my vote just for his stupidty

i wont make the same mistake twice

Anonymous said...

So if Robert Rankin and the other commissioners are so ticked off about Dillard's other job, which they absolutely have known about all along, then why don't they take a close look at each other...last time I checked, the Wise County Commissioner's job is a FULL TIME one, and everybody on the west side of Wise County knows that Commissioner Terry Ross cuts meat every Friday at a convenience store...wonder if they thought about that when they voted themselves that big ole pay increase? What a deal! Charles Dillard is a good man who has done a good job. This is a witch hunt over a 52" TV the commissioners approved the purchase of.

Anonymous said...

SO WHO WANTS TO RUN FOR THE OTHER COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINTS WHEN THEY ARE UP FOR RE-ELECTION, PRENCINT 2 IS MINE!! WHY WOULD I LET A COMMISSIONER THAT CANT KEEP THE COUNTY ROADS UP MAKE A LIFE SAVING DECISION FOR ME??? I AM THINKING THAT ALL OF THEM NEED TO START WORKING ON THEIR RESUMES.

Anonymous said...

WONDER IF WE CAN REPLACE OUR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH SOME CHEAPER BIDDERS??? AND MAYBE ACTUALLY GET SOME ROAD WORK DONE IN THESE PARTS.