I think it happened sometime between 3:00 and 3:30 today
WCEMS is in the wrong they should not tell anyone any patient information. That is a HIPPA violation and they can get in HUGE trouble. but then again that is WCEMS they do no wrong. I hope they get racked over the coals for talking. I'm sorry for the family and I hope ever things works for them.
any more info
Saw it here first
OMG whos your neighbor??......here it goes Barry how many people are going to say it does NOT matter and it NONE of my business.. everyone on here is so predictable.. but back to the question at hand WHO and WHY???
Really, and your first thought is to put it on the blog. I am praying for the family right now as we speak. I hope they don't read it here first. I also pray for you that as your interact with your neighbors family that he will give you the words to say...God Bless
4:51 Considering its their neighbor maybe the husband heard the shot and went to check it out and called 911 and was on the scene when they got there...DONT FREAK OUT!!
MORE DRAMA IN BRIDGEPORT!! Whats going to happen next week any guesses..??
I'm with 4:57! She is just being a nosy neighbor and should mind her own business! She has no idea what really happened, just speculation only and I hope I never have a neighbor like that! It doesn't matter what took place, let's keep the family in our thoughts! A tragedy has happened.
4:51 You are judging WCEMS and you have no facts, only hearsay information. It is a-holes like you that the WCEMS will be saving someday, so please criticize if you have facts, but if not DO NOT begin to crap on the very people who are underpaid to save our lives.BTW- I don't work there or have any family that works there!
Firts let me start by saying the following comment is for entertainment purposes only and do not take it seriously but...Maybe bports new logo should include a casket in the stagecoach!HATE ON ME ALL YOU WANT TO!!
Well Wise County what is the latest info?
5:31 U need to get your facts straight before you start any crap 1. WCEMS is one of the highest paid EMS in the state 2. They will never work on me or my family and that huge joke lifestar 4 will never touch anyone I know or care about. 3. WCEMS is one of the best equipped EMS services in the state. And half of there employees don't know how to use. 4 Rescue 1 is a HUGE waste of tax payer money I'm HUGE. I don't work for them never will. And just so u know I'm a paramedic/firefighter for a large city in the metroplex so get your facts straight before you try to start something. And by the way WCEMS KILLS more people than they save ask anyone who works with them
do you really think that if you live in wise county and get hurt that wcems will not be who works on you.and far as anyone telling anyone that the person that was shot would not make it is wrong just as the other person wrote there are hippa laws.so get over it and think of that persons family.
6:13How do you know so much about WCEMS? You seem to think that you know all the facts. Are you saying that if your family is injured or hurt, that you would delay pt care because you don't want WCEMS to touch your family or anyone you know. That to me does not seem like a wise choice on your part. If Lifestar 4 is such a joke, what facts do you have to back your statements? Any P/FF that would delay pt care do to a personal conflict with any service, in my opinion, IS NOT a Paramedic that is worthy of his/her red patch! Do you even know why Wise County has Rescue 1? What facts do you have that WCEMS kills more pt than they save? Have you conducted a study on this? It's OK to have your opinion, but I would make sure to have my facts straight before I told someone else they should get there's straight!
6:13 Since you have so much experience why don't you come fix the WCEMS if it needs it. Instead you go to the big city to get paid more and then act like a snob to those who are willing to work & take care of us for the measly amount this community can afford to pay them. Get over yourself and do something to make the situation better if need be. I sense that you have a "chip on your shoulder" about this. Maybe you worked for them before and had conflicts of some kind?
People that don't like Wise County emergency medical services should simply make arrangements to have someone else come rescue them when they need it. Or, just don't call them when you need them. Or, just refuse help when they show up to stop you or a loved one from bleeding to death.
What is WCEMS? My dog got sick today....
DONT BLAME ME I WAS AT BONO'S
When my son was involved in a car accident they were wonderful not only with his treatment but they also showed genuine concern.I don't know if they are paid enough but It has always been my thought that you pay them and our Sheriffs like your life depends on it. Because it does !
...and the Wise County gene pool gets a little deeper this evening...
What caliber weapon was used? Which manufacturer's masterpiece functioned as advertised? Is it possible to get off two rounds when you shoot yourself in the head?Enquiring minds want to know.
First off, the post that was copied and pasted from somewhere else. That is just wrong to do that. How would you like if someone did that to you. Not only was it copied and pasted, but there was some information that was added to it. Write something of your own.Next, I want to say hats off to the Wise County EMS. They have had to run on 4 of my family members. They are truly amazing people. They have to put the family and their own feeling on the back burner. They sacrafice so much to save your a$$. I think that the men and women in EMS is not given enough credit. I trust them will all of my family. If you don't like the EMS or Lifestar 4 (which is also amazing and very needed)...then move out of Wise County. Or better yet go and get certified yourself and let's see what you are made of. You should go and try out some of the other counties EMS crews and see if they can do a better job. They are all trained professionals and are very dedicated to their jobs. Why don't you try to spend numerous days/nights away from your family with little or no sleep. Way to go EMS and Lifestar you are all amazing people and heroes in my eyes.
6:13 Congratulation on your victory in the I'M THE BIGGEST DIPSHIT IN THE WORLD competition! I feel sorry for the professional firefighter/paramedics that work in your large city in the metroplex....notice I said professional, a category which you do not fit into! Perhaps you should stop by a WCEMS station sometime and share your comments with the employees, I'm sure they would love to hear them!
5:31 is a good example of one's mouth started working when his brain had a day off.Hope he keeps working for a BIG city in the metroplex.DAGO
Hey Mr. Big City FF/P, your an Idiot! And you've probably only been a Paramedic for a couple or years. See ya in the funny papers! DORK!
9:06You sick bastard
well for those who wonder about the care given by wcems i have the utmost faith and would rest peacefuly knowing that they would come out to save my life and as far as the comment on life star 4 they came here when no other company would based here to help the country folk out unlike careflite and lifestar 4 parent company air evaclifeteam offer a membership so that for no more than 60$ a year for a family you can fly for free if you need to fly for medical reason and there membership covers any air evac or lifestar helicopter flight at over 80 bases through out the the midwest area.
anon 6:13 you call lifestar 4 a joke i guess all the lives they have saved is a joke to you or prehaps there quick response time is a joke to you. you say you work in the big city well if you dont like it out here then leave 380 goes east and west and 287 goes north and south take your pic and leave. and heres a real fact careflight has never cared about wise county nor anyone for that matter they care about money and supplying their hospitals with patients and there response time to wise county is really a joke a friend of mine had a relative die waiting for them to get to rohme to get her so like i said if you dont like it hear GET OUT THANKS WISE EMS LIFE STAR 4 AND ALL WISE COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS
Dear 531 I Think if you think you are so great at what you do that you can criticize WCEMS. Why have you not gone to your commissioners to voice what a waste the EMS and Rescue 1 are. Wait, is maybe because they will reveal what a fool you are? Another thing, if the medical treatment is so bad in wise county, what are you doing living in the area? Any person that fears for their family's lives surely would move out of fear of being killed by WCEMS. I tell you what you should do. I heard that there is a city that would like to start their own ambulance (you know what I'm talking about). Maybe you guys should take over the county EMS and save us all. Last, Why all the hate on WCEMS? Are you holding a grudge against them or something? You talk like you maybe worked for them and left under some bad terms and maybe burned some bridges along the way.Oh well, idiots will be idiots.oh and BTW, I don't work for WCEMS either, but I do know someone that does. WCEMS, you are the best in my eyes.
I have a feeling that 6:13 was a former employee of WCEMS who works in the big city and volunteers his time a a fire dept in the southern part of Wise County, this same subject has his head up his A** and couldnt save a peanut from its shell. so he goes on and on about how much better he could do things and how this certain city needs its own ambulance. I bet the city council would not ever consider an ambulance once they find out what a money pit it will be since they pay nothing for an ambulance service now.
This sounds like a job for Johnny Lanier..fer sure..
6:13, a.k.a. BIG city Firefighter man, I'm an employee, come ask me if we kill more than we save.You're an idiot. I have never killed anyone while working here. In fact, there are people walking around now because of all that equipment I "don't know how to use." Guess what else? I work for a metroplex fire department too. Guess where I got payed more? Not Wise County. That's why I have to work 2 jobs. Near comparable pay does not equal near top paid in the state.You will NOT find the caliber of paramedics in the metroplex you find in Wise County. Just because you couldn't get hired in Wise County you shouldn't spew hate.
And so, back to the post....... WHO SHOT HERSELF?
Call in the top dog T** and his B**** and we will get to the bottom of this.
I personally have had nothing but great things to say about wc ems. One of my friends recently was involved in a wreck though and some "new young skinny" kid was very unproffesional, lacking in training, and vulgar. She called to file a complaint to basically be told get over it. She is not the type to complain about anything either. Shame on you young skinny kid! Kudos to the work the rest of you do!
I do not work with WCEMS, but as a first responder work closely with them. I spent 5 years in EMS in California. I have found the Medics in Wise county professioanl in most instances. The reason for Rescue 1 is the fact most communities in Wise county rely on volunteer firefighters. If they are unable to respond the Rescue is equipped with things like the JAWS of Life in order to allow immediate care. In addition in cases where additional staff is needed the rescue can respond and keep other ambulances in service. In the "Big CITY" you have paid firefighters that are EMT's or Paramedics which fulfill this same duty as the rescue. Wise county ems folks are good people with good hearts. If you listen to the radio, they earn thier pay. EMS calls are dispatched hourly. If you want to bitch about Lifestar 4, just thank god you dont live in Montague or Clay county, where citizens wait long periods for a helicopter to respond out of the metroplex. I agree with the majority of the readers. Negative comments about the Wise county ems are unfounded for the most part.
Were Drugs or Alcohol involved?
What city in the county is trying to start their own ambulance? I live in Rhome and I hope it isn't our city, especially if it is run by the current fire department! If so, please let me know so I can put the "for sale" sign in the yard!
Can someone tell me why EMS and other county/city employees using work computers to gab on here? Am I, as a taxpayer, paying for that?
This EMS employee is at home on his own computer that, yes, your taxes paid for:)No, your taxes are going for when you call 911, a well prepared someone shows up in a well prepared emergency vehicle. And do you not think that for all the trauma and emotional situations EMS providers go through they should not be allowed a reprieve? Man, you are hard core.
WCEMS has some of the most experienced and professional employees in the industry. Just look at how many former employees proceed on to bigger city departments and immediately rise to the top. Most of them either continue to work for WCEMS part time or at least stay involved. You sir " Mr. Big City FF" are a complete D-Bag and probably got fired from WCEMS. I will say I am not so fond of lifestar but it doesn't hurt to have a helicopter stationed close. It seems to me like some injuries that have been flown out of here aren't serious in nature and they are just getting air lifted b/c somebody promised a certain number of transfers. To back up my opinion I have a friend whose father was flown for an elbow injury that wasn't operated on until the following day. And yes they are getting paid by us to gab on the computer. Probably just the same as your boss is paying you to do the same thing.
I love the original post, where the write talks about how she is in "utter shock, and "trembling." Just not enough shock or trembling, or for that matter not enough caring about the subject or his/her family, to fire off a quick gossip email to local gossip king.....If it bleeds it leads right?
I have been a nurse for over 30 years, and I have NEVER worked with a better or more competent team that those with Lifestar. They have saved countless lives, including my own,and I would trust them and Wise Co. EMS with any loved one any time. They are all excellent medics.
I'm in utter shock and trembling. That means you care a lot about your neighbor. I hope you are alright. How about your neighbor what is her status? That's comforting to know that a neighbor cares enough about another neighbor that it upsets them to hear such tragic news. I think you are a deeply caring person and just wanted to share your grief. Don't listen to all the ugly things that people post on this blog. The majority of those who post on this blog are crude, rude and sociably unacceptable folks. I know who you are and you are a very special loving person.May God Bless You.
Jerry Clower wants to know if the bullet is in her yet?
Ahhhhwwww....Just tell Jerry to meet ask Marcel Ledbetter.
Well it obvious that WCEMS has no physical fitness program. And why does the county pay a man for a full time job when he only works part time for EMS. And I'm not. on any fire department. In the county never have never will. And yes Rescue 1 is a big waste of money. If WCEMS is so great why do they need Rescue to come help them? I may be wrong but I believe all but 5 of the county fire departments have JAWS. I have even heard WCEMS employee say they there time in this county is limited. And no I do not live in the south part of the county
9:15 you may want to go to your city council and ask them why their F.D. is wanting to waste you money on their own ambulance which will have to be staffed 24 hrs with a EMT and Paramedic.
12:43 you might want to consider a class in grammar and punctuation before you post any more comments on here. Secondly: if the EMS's "time is limited", what do you mean by that quote and who would render emergent care for you if they were not here? I thank God that we have such dedicated and well-trained individuals in this county.
So far, much ado about nothing---I hope it ends up this way.
Were drugs or alcohol involved?
I would like to add the Our men and women who help protect, and those who are always theres in any hour of need.... You all are the GREATEST!!!! Thank you for all you do, give up, and all you share with this community....
12:43I bet you live in Paradise. Why will you not answer my questions? I wrote the 7:34 comment. Why would rescue 1 be a waste of money if there are 5 departments in this county without rescue tools. I believe if the rescue truck extricated one person from a vehicle in that fire district, it's well worth the money. Also, Mr. Big City, does your fire department not have vehicles for your fire chiefs? Rescue 1 is also a supervisors vehicle. How is that any different from your big city fire department? If you are from paradise, next time I hope they leave you where they find you. Only you will know what this means!
3:58 do you mean IN Paradise, OUTSIDE of Paradise or BETWEEN Paradise and Bridgeport? Does the last name begin with a C??
I don't live in rhome paradise. I live in decatur and I work for grapevine. And yes WCEMS needs to be shut down ASAP....I Can not wait till DFD puts in there own ambulance. That will be the best day ever.
4:21 news flash dumb a##. There are several WCEMS employees on DFD. Boy you sound like a genius now! Why won't you answer any of the questions?
12:43"well it obviouS you a dumarse!"Learn to type you pin-head.
4:19No, the last name does not start with a C. That person, the one who's last name starts with a C, is one of the many talented paramedics that have been employed at WCEMS.
former wcems employee, currently a fireman1. This topic got way too heated off of speculation2. The real value of rescue 1 is definantly questionable3. Most of the paramedics and emt's are great, a few are not so great4. I still like wcems, but i hope i dont't ever have to call them, getting hurt sucks
Well Big City! You sure do whine a lot! How old are you? You sound like a little girl! Poor Poor Big City! Everyone, leave Big City alone, she's Cranky!
When DFD takes over the ems it will be ran right and the man in charge will not put up with or allow the crap that WCEMS does. Yes I know that wcems people work at DFD but there is only 1 medic that works full time for DFD and WCEMS and he can handle what ever is thrown at him. As for the rest of you slackers I feel sorry for you and your patients. And yes the county comm have been contacted and I have spoke to the county judge.
WCEMS has some very good people that are very good at what they do and they have a few that need to be fired asap. The ones that need to fired ??? The man that always makes it snow!!! Mr copy that. And Mr fabulous that would make a lot of people.
Was this whole thing about someone shooting themself true? I have heard absolutly nothing about it around town...If so, why wont anyone just say the name, and let us know how they are doing.....
5:14You have yet to answer any of my questions. Refer to 7:34 and 3:58 comments. Your whole reason for posting a message was to tell someone they should not comment unless they know the facts. You have yet to back any of your so called facts. I do not disagree about the P/FF on DFD, but, there are also several that were employed by WCEMS that are on DFD, P/FF and EMT-B/FF. How well do you know the WCEMS personnel? You say they are slackers, how do you know?
Hope I never get anything stuck in my foot WCEMS will just set fire to my foot. And you making all the comments about rhome we all know who you are. Mr.C R Rhome fire is ran very well and they have good people and I hope the do get a ambulance. I'm not associated them in anyway. Mr. Snow!!!!
613 is not that far off. I have seen many people die because of WCEMS egos. There are some good quality medics and emts here but most try to be supermedic and hurt more than they help. I have been around here for 10 years working with WCEMS and its sad but true. As far as Lifestar goes, I would never wish them on anyone, big Careflite fan here. 423 you said it perfectly and it will be great.
Once again 6:47 you do not have your facts straight. I have yet to comment on Rhome FD. I have simply asked you questions to back your statements. I have given you the times that I have commented so you can answer. So far you are unable to do so. I truly hope that your medic skills are far better than your grammar and spelling.
8:00, he hasn't answered you questions because he has nothing to back up what he says. Just an idiot who wants to run his bitter pie hole.
anon 656 as a patient of careflites air ambulance i will say this i was flown by them unecessarly overcharged and then did not get a bill until the collections agency hired ny them called me. i know of at least one death caused by careflite in this area due to not arriving in their eta as a matter of fact it was more than 20 min after the orignal eta when they arrived. you trash talk LifeStar 4 in decatur but they based here when your precious overpriced wannabe gods known as careflite would not. this means that lifestar flys loaded to the hospital and empty back to base instead of flying here empty and then flying back to the hospital full as careflite does since they wish to be where they can make more money. life star is a big part of the community here and do what they can to help make it better and are a group of peopole that are a patient first attidude not money first as is careflite. if you dont like the service here then you should get out of this area because the majority of us like it here and really dont like you bitching about the way things are here. and i doubt you have worked with the ems when they are saving a life or where an ego medic they did away with so call someone other than 911 to save your stupid ass when you do somthing stupid
I live in Paradise and do volunteer my time and skills to the local Fire Dept. that being said I have several friends who work and have worked fro the EMS, they are a good group of guy and gals some do have their faults.as for all the other Fire Depts mentioned in the post I also have friends who volunteer and work for them as well. I just do not understand how all of you bash the men and women who are here to help us in our time of need from the VFD'S,Medics,Sheriff's Deputies, and Local Police Officers. These same people are the first to call us when they need help it's kinda like a good ole' Southern Baptist, they will drink with you all week and preach to you an sunday about how bad it is to drink.I want to personally thank all of my friends at the DFD, Rhome VFD, and WCEMSJeff DoughtyFire Chief Paradise VFD
I doubt seriously if 4:21 works for Grapevine Fire. i know a lot of those guys and they all know how to spell.
PHI is the best. Service in this area hands down way much better than. Life star 4.
I know every detail about the young lady who shot herself on Tuesday. And I mean every detail but I'm not divulging any information about it, to this blog. The people on this blog are heartless, cold and mean and frankly I don't care to listen to the hatefulness. But yes it is true a woman did shoot herself on Tuesday in the vicinity between Bridgeport and Decatur. The family is keeping this matter very hushed, that is the reason not many know of this happening. There will not be an article in the newspaper or in the update, or in the B'port Index. So forget about all of this, because you will not hear anyone talking about this because the only people that know are friends and family and we are not talking because we have been asked to keep all information to ourselves, out of respect for the yound lady and the family involved.
"big Careflite fan here" odd statement since air ambulance services in this country (in urban settings) are one of the biggest lawyer driven swindles in the history of medicine. Studies show that between 80 and 90 percent of air ambulance flights are unnecessary. Then you add the cramped in-flight environment and the problems caused by each, they lose people every day. Then, what are they getting these days 7500 dollars an hour (probably more). If you don't die enroute you'll surely fall over of a heart attack when you get that bill. Very strange statement.
8:39OH YES, we will find out, its wise county and NOBODY can keep anything hush hushFor example you couldnt just keep your mouth shut and NOT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!! NOTE suicides(even attempted) are NEVER published in newspapers
Did she survive or die thats what we really want to know
I have worked closely with both Careflite (in the past) and Lifestar at WRHS. Far and above, Lifestar are the best. They are more professional, more compassionate, and more willing to be a member of the team. Careflite is all about the $$$$. Lifestar is about the lives.
9:12It was posted on this blog idiot, I was just confirming yes indeed it did happen. I did not give any pertinent information away. Nevermind you're an fn idiot why am I explaining myself to a moron. Go fu** yourself.9:14 Of course you want to know if she is alive or dead, and that was the point of my comment at 8:39 that I would not be divulging any information other than confirm someone had shot themself. When will you people learn? I don't think it's just Wise County that has all the idiots, I think we are surrounded by them everywhere in this nation and this world we live in. Scary. I'm not saying a word to anyone, so forget about it, you will not hear it from me or anyone else for that matter.
WHO CARES????? not most of us.
9:46 You sound like you are starving for attention, and gloating about knowing anything about this. If you in fact really do? WHO CARES! You are abousively a fan if this site, You seem to read it you are commenting. If infact you do know this family and the person this has happened too You have already disrespected their wishes. You had to open you mouth and post on here after being asked to remain silent. Shame on you! Theres a difference in people wanting to know. And a person being asked out of friendship to keep silent then goes on the internet and says anything at all. What a friend!!
WCEMS is just plain terrible end of story. Just hope that they call careflite or PHI
keep hoping, they'll call the closest.
Richland Hills FD is hardly a BIG metroplex department
It's amazing how bored the people of Wise County are. Along with the need to be in the middle of everything/anything. What happened to the good ol' days when people minded their own business?P.S. Hate away if you wish, I will not comment on you back. Arguing over the internet is like racing in the special olympics...even if you win you're still retarded.
Richland Hills FD may not be BIG busy metroples department. Although the volume of calls allows you to get action and have a break. You wont get burned out as easy as all yall BIG metroplex "badass" FF that will be on a retirement FD running, one call a month if you're lucky, when you're 35.
Oh please!! DFD getting an ambulance? Are you serious? Thats not even in the best interest of that city. The one Medic/FF that works at WCEMS Part Time, and DFD full time is a good Medic, just not the only one. You people sit at home, your desk at work, or wherever it may be, and do nothing but bitch and complain. If those of you don't like the service provided by WCEMS, or Lifestar then take your own a$$es to the hospital! If you think you can do better, then by all means go for it. Good luck with that! Why don't you make a trip one day to one of the WCEMS stations and learn about some of the equipment your tax dollars have paid for? No one has ever said you can't do that. Let the EMS crews explain how and why such equipment is needed. You " Haters " hate us when you are not in the need of their care, yet love us when your dying or injured. I call that a hypocrite. Do you people think that EMS care providers are not allowed to be human? Everyone makes mistakes, has bad days, and under stressful situations might just become a little bit short with someone. I would say most of those commenting on here have never dealt with half the things Public Servants have to. For those that are Public Servants, and still whine about the services of this county, you're a pitiful excuse for a Public Servant. You will never find better pre-hospital care than you have here in Wise County. PERIOD! Thank you and good night!
You Go 4:28 !!! My hat is off to all you Wise County Public Servants !!! You is the Best!!!!
There has been alot of speculation in this matter!! The truth is that the paramedics did not say a word about this incident!! They are not allowed to!!! And as for the bad mouthing of our WCEMS employees sounds like jealousy to me!! probably because the ones doing the mouthing were either fired from WCEMS or not hired due to being of high enough medical standards to be an employee of WCEMS. The employees of WCEMS are very highly trained. I would be willing to place any of the Paramedics at WCEMS against any "Big City" paramedic. Thus due to the fact of pure protocols and expieriance of Big City EMS. It's a different world from rural medical care to urban medical care. In most cases in the so called "Big City" your transport time is what 5 to 10 minutes whereas in this county in most cases takes 20 to 30 minutes depending on where the incident occurs. Last time i checked WCEMS was the first to place sonogram units on their units. Gee MR. Big City do you have the training to use those? NO just as i thought, why? probably because you work for a "Big City" in which the medical director doesn't even know your name. Imagine having your Medical liscence placed on the line for this moron who wants to condemn WCEMS for trying to exel in EMS. In my opinion you need to shut your mouth before it bites you in the A## !!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree 2:27 Thanks for all the positive things said about EMS, and Public Servants.
I just saw a used, unmarked ambulance next to the school.
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