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"Wow! What an insightful dialogue!
As a relatively new EMT instructor, I can agree with some comments...and as a seasoned provider with 14 years experience, I can agree with some comments. If I might, please allow me to interject my perceptions on…"
"I would rather have ALS be dispatched, arrive on the scene and be cancelled than just cancel them outright. Better to be safe than sorry!
Also, QRS units have NO responsibility cancelling an ALS unit, as they will never be the transporting unit.…"
"Hi All! I'm Robin, and I live about 25 miles north of the City of Pittsburgh. I'm an EMT and EMT/CPR instructor, and I've been involved in the wild, wacky, wonderful world of EMS for almost 14 years."
I agree with your analogy, but here's another problem I see...
How many different national organizations claim to represent the EMTs? How many of these same organizations have the political clout like the IAFF or the FOP? We have no…"
"When is that coming to the western side of the state? I have yet to hear of this from anyone here, and I'm an instructor. Are the EMTs trained in the indications/contraindications? I agree with Ken, this is NOT good."