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   I think we're safe, I mean, how often does stuff happen after 1:00 am that calls for medical attention

13 Nov 2012 11:16 AM   |   7537 clicks   |   My Fox DC
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Smeggy Smurf     
Don't give medical aid to the drunks. Help the victims but not the drunks. You'll find that problem solves itself quickly

13 Nov 2012 11:18 AM
Ivo Shandor    [TotalFark]  
Not often enough to justify the previous staffing levels, according to the year's worth of data mentioned in the article.

13 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
Kanemano     
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.

13 Nov 2012 11:24 AM
Too Pretty For Prison     
What's the big deal? Have everyone scheduled their heart attacks during normal business hours. If you want Obamacare to work, you have to work at it.

13 Nov 2012 11:25 AM
Honest Bender    [TotalFark]  

Smeggy Smurf: Don't give medical aid to the drunks. Help the victims but not the drunks. You'll find that problem solves itself quickly


You expect people who perform dangerous acts despite the possible consequences to be deterred by negative consequences?

An education is an investment.

13 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
GranoblasticMan     

Ivo Shandor: Not often enough to justify the previous staffing levels, according to the year's worth of data mentioned in the article.


Yeah... I had a mini-outrage brewing when I read the headline, then I read the article. From what it sounds like, they're adjusting staffing levels to meet the demand, not getting rid of graveyard shifts (that term sounds so wrong in this context) altogether.

Slow news day?

13 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
Smeggy Smurf     

Honest Bender: Smeggy Smurf: Don't give medical aid to the drunks. Help the victims but not the drunks. You'll find that problem solves itself quickly

You expect people who perform dangerous acts despite the possible consequences to be deterred by negative consequences?

An education is an investment.


No, I expect them to die. Problem solved.

13 Nov 2012 11:33 AM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
If anyone calls me after 1:00 am someone better have a medical emergency

13 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
simusid     
Its a no-brainer. We get VERY few calls between midnight and 6 AM. But right on the dot at 6 we can count on getting "552 dispatching an ambulance... respond to 123 Fake St. for an 82 year old femal with chest pain" and off we go to find a woman in distress since 1 AM who "didn't want to bother you boys"

Call volume per hour is not remotely uniform. It peaks at 2 PM right during "Paramedic Nap Time"

13 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
WelldeadLink     
Maybe in that town the bars close at 9 PM.

13 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
Krumet     
Limited resources are limited.

The USA and many other countries in the First World have never learned this.
That is why we are over our heads in debt to the point that there is no solution but default.

13 Nov 2012 11:48 AM
HartRend     
D.C. can't afford to keep emergency medical response running, I'm sure everything will work out just fine with Obamacare though...

13 Nov 2012 11:53 AM
offmymeds     

GranoblasticMan: Slow news day?


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13 Nov 2012 12:11 PM
SoupJohnB     
"Local Man Shot in Fracas"

/in the what?

//film at 11

13 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
a_room_with_a_moose     
How often? Almost never... I mean always.

/mom always said nothing good happens after midnight
// she was so wrong...

13 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
Syphilis_Smile     

simusid: Its a no-brainer. We get VERY few calls between midnight and 6 AM. But right on the dot at 6 we can count on getting "552 dispatching an ambulance... respond to 123 Fake St. for an 82 year old femal with chest pain" and off we go to find a woman in distress since 1 AM who "didn't want to bother you boys"

Call volume per hour is not remotely uniform. It peaks at 2 PM right during "Paramedic Nap Time"


I can vouch for this. The busiest times are in the morning right when I have to prepare for work, and in the evenings until a point which strangely coincides with the time I finish eating my dinner. Most of the ones you get after the dinner hour are the old people who've collapsed before they could get to bed to try to sleep it off. At least there's always the combative mental patients.

13 Nov 2012 04:38 PM
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