Saline County emergency call takes 20 minutes to respond. Feel safer now?Posted by Jack Howser on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 @ 3:58 pm.
As reported to Disclosure staff, a recent 911 call for a broken leg is the latest casualty of a predicted loss in quality and response time to residents of Saline County.
As reported recently here on Disclosure, the Saline County 911/Emergency Services board voted how 911 calls are handled in Saline County by awarding the contract for such calls to Rick Collier’s Saline County Ambulance Service, not a locally owned service. Thus, essentially reducing Saline County from two ambulance services to one for 911 calls.
A call was made to respond to a broken leg. Saline County Ambulance Service had all their trucks out of the county on other calls. Due to the new changes, instead of calling MedForce, a local Eldorado based ambulance service that was in the area and available, the call was given to Gallatin County Ambulance Service, another ambulance company also owned by Saline County Ambulance Service owner, Rick Collier.
As seen in the video grabbed from a MedForce employee’s YouTube account, a ready available ambulance was not being utilized, thus resulting in excessively long wait times for emergency victims. Instead of being blessed with TWO ambulance services in Saline County, we are now down to one. And what is appearing to be not a very good one at that.
Is this the way you want your 911 service run? You pay for it. No one shows up to the meetings. Maybe so. All Disclosure can say is, we hope WE never need to call an ambulance in Saline County because chances are, you might not make it through alive.
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