In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a tremendous debate taking place at Life Under the Lights page. The debate centers around whether fire departments should assist private ambulance services.
Why did this debate come up? It’s a response to an incident from Springfield, IL where the FD refused to give assistance to a private ambulance service bringing home a 700-lb patient from the hospital. As you can imagine, the topic has started quite the comment storm. Check out the full blog post here, and definitely don’t forget to read through the comments.
I desperately want to throw in my two cents. I however am struggling internally with where I fall on the issue. A big part of me finds it heinous that a fire department would refuse service to one of its taxpayers. Several of the commenters though have good arguments on why the private ambulance should have planned the trip rather then relying on a publicly funded service.
Join the discussion and let the world know your thoughts.