Originally Posted by Bobcat06
Do you ever feel like an ambulance is a glorified taxi service to the front of the E.R. line? I know a lot of the paramedics i've been around think so.
Sometimes I do feel like people don't respect what 911 is for. I understand when the elderly call because they have no one else. I understand people in pain, or who are scarred, or who made a mistake and their house burned down. But what I don't understand are people who say things like "I know it's just a twisted ankle and I can drive him but he'll get in faster if you take him." NO he won't.... it's a sprained ankle. "Yeah but take him anyways." So what you're saying is that the person having a heart attack, fire, car accident, or seizure now has to wait for a farther away rescue to respond???
There are a lot of people that don't use their common sense, in fact a lot of times I feel like common sense doesn't exist anymore.