Saturday, January 31, 2009

Layoffs!

Now that I have your Attention, I have to say that FDNY cutting Ambulance tours in order to save a few bucks is Madness! Ambulances don't Cost money, they Save Money! Transporting the Ill and Injured makes insurance money for the city! and getting folks to where they can be helped gets them on their feet & back to work faster! AAARRRRGGGGHHH!

7 comments:

Le laquet said...

FDNY? Anyway ... ambulances do save lives and - that's just that. Anything that's stopping them is bad.

Le laquet said...

p.s. There was no one in front of me so I u-turned to mingle ;o)

Bev Sykes said...

People can be very short-sighted when it comes to cutting costs!

(Coming from Let's Mingle)

Helena said...

I am sure with the cuts of that service, it is able to pad the pocket a little more of some politition...they need to start cutting saleries of the big wigs and put that money into more services like ambulances, and health care services. Crap like that really ticks me off!

winelush said...

Bill, do you think you'll be safe from the layoffs? My husband's company laid a lot off in 2008, it was so stressful.

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Laane said...

We had to deal with it last year too, but they decided to cut costs in another way after loads of protests. It's about lives and more costs, because people either die or need more advanced and longer care when the ambulance isn't on time.

Now the paramedics sleep at the station, and are on call during those hours, but during sleep hours they are paid less.

I think that's not fair either.

We're living rather far away from the ambulance station, but relatively near a hospital.
We have arranged that one of the people in the neighbourhood who has a van will drive to the hospital when something happens.

Let's Mingle! :)

teuchter said...

One of our biggest problems in the UK is the inappropriate use of the emergency services.

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