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Gold Cross EMS struggles with funding, non-emergency calls

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Gold Cross EMS has found itself to be one of the hottest political potatoes of the past year, but officials say that despite the challenges, they are prepared for a potentially busy holiday season.

“The holidays themselves are usually quiet, which is good since hospitals have less staff. It is t...

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  1. The MAJORITY of the ARC Commissioners are a worthless lot. And let’s not forget the thankfully outgoing, mayor. Together, they spend millions of dollars to hire a consultant company to provide life-support for a Department Director, but will not provide a million dollars to provide TRUE Life-Support for its citizens. In addition, the 911 Center needs to do a better job of triaging the calls, AND documenting the non-emergent calls. Gold Cross needs to alert the 911 Center of a false medical call, and have that address flagged as suspicious. The next time that address calls the 911 Center, a Deputy is dispatched, instead of an ambulance. If a TRUE medical emergency, then dispatch. If they complain about the response, remind them of past transgressions. Now that three of the more worthless and negative of the bunch are off the stage, let’s see how fast the new Commission and new Mayor, can get this debacle fixed — BY THE SECOND COMMISSION MEETING IN JANUARY !!!!!!

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