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Augusta Commissioners Continue To Target Gold Cross EMS



The EMS Ambulance Performance Standards Subcommittee met on Thursday to discuss the efficiency of Gold Cross EMS, and it became very clear that Commissioners want to make dramatic changes to the 911 Department and the current Gold Crosses Memorandum Of Understanding.

The committee, chaired by Di...

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  1. Why spend money on middleware that won’t give you the information you need? Why hold a committee meeting without listening to the advice of those whose job it is to know. I hope this committee meeting was recorded because it would be like an episode of The Keystone Cops. As funny as that would be, this is no laughing matter. Like our dysfunctional fire department and our “transparent” sheriff’s department, these are safety issues and should have the utmost of thought and intention.

  2. During a recent incident in which a family member fell, we could not safely place the victim into a vehicle for transport to an emergency room. We called 911. One hour and 5 minutes elapsed between the 911 call and the victim recovering sufficiently move with assistance to a private vehicle. The lady in the 911 center seemed relieved when we called and canceled the no-show ambulance. Interim Fire Chief Shaw Williams may be the only person who is looking for the root cause of the poor ambulance responses. Was the any discussion of a recommended ambulance per capita standard and whether Augusta-Richmond County meets that standard?

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