Monday, February 13, 2012
Mullins Center Hogs AFD ambulances
This folks is unacceptable, completely unacceptable: All five AFD ambulances and ten of 11 firefighters--including all the extras brought in--were occupied carting drunks and druggies from the Mullins Center Rusko concert to the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton on Friday night, meaning the entire town and our hilltown neighbors had EMT protection from another, more distant, department and Amherst had one crew of student volunteers for fire protection.
Besides the eight incapacitated folks transported to CDH, our EMTs also observed and then released another five patients (all alcohol related).
What more can I say? UNACCEPTABLE!
AFD weekend runs
Note almost all ETOH (alcohol) cases occur during time period University Health Services used to be open but is now closed.
Full Week Emergency Dispatch report (note times student force covered and mutual aid)
Springfield Republican covers UMass Health Services cutback Note spokesperson final quote about increasing demand on AFD ambulances, "It's too soon to tell." Not anymore Mr. Blaguszewski!