The county has a contract with Rural Metro for five years. Once that is completed, a second move would be to move the county fire department to a more central location in the county and run a second ambulance out of there.
These two departments, along with Galveston, would be the primary source of emergency runs. Emergency medical responders (formerly first responders) from all of the outer fire departments would be also dispatched so that they could give initial care until the primary ambulance arrived.
All of the EMT and paramedic firefighters that I worked with were excellent. And we as taxpayers are not paying double for the same care, as now we have both Rural Metro and the fire department responding.
The Emergency Medical Responders in the outer communities know the areas, are well trained, know the people and have a good working relationship with each other through mutual aid.
Look at other communities and learn from them. The fire departments are the EMS — and when you look at productivity — it only makes good sense.
Fed up withthe way things are
The Republican Party is the party of “Our Way or the Highway.” Republicans had no problem giving the Bush administration $11 trillion for an ill-conceived war.
The tax breaks that went to the wealthy was to create jobs, where are the jobs, they went overseas and the wealthy got wealthier from hoarding and selfishness.
Many years everyone has been angry over insurance companies and medical expenses.
It is not “ObamaCare,” just another lying plot from the most dishonest party in the history of out country, Republicans.
It is the “Affordable Health Care Act,” Insurance companies would have to pay for ordinary medical services even if it falls under your deductible. The doctors, hospitals, insurance companies and Republican parties are angry, they want all they can get with price guidelines, and Republicans and wealthy investors don’t want their dividends to get a little lower.