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Pathetic EMS Responders

Last night there was an employee accident at my workplace in the Mayfield area.

EMS was called & when they showed up it was 2 very young women, one blonde & one brunette with glasses. Both looked to be in their early 20’s . I was just so shocked at how casual & slowly they strolled in as if they had all the time in the world . Not only was this noted by other bystanders , but then I learned that these same EMS girls were called last week as well & they responded in the exact same way.

I guess I’m just hoping they or someone that knows them sees this & if so could you please give them the message to “GET THE LEAD OUTTA YOUR ASS !!!!” You were called for an EMERGENCY , don’t be so damn rude !! At least ACT like you care !

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  1. I would think there is a more effective platform for your complaint than here. AHS has an ombudsmen that will investigate when necessary, put your money where your mouth is if you’re so worried and lodge a complaint through the proper channels. This shouldn’t go ignored.

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  2. Lynn Walker Lynn Walker says:

    If you really care about getting your message to people that can make a change, call EMS directly. I hate that Shoutout Edmonton even allows these shaming posts. Calmness in the face of chaos is essential!

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    • Adam Dee Adam Dee says:

      Not only that, but EMS workers have the duty to protect themselves. As much as they want to run into things guns blazing, they come in calm for a reason. You have no idea if potential dangers still exist. And if your EMS worker needs an ambulance now, then you’ve really complicated things haven’t you? I wish people wouldn’t be so judgmental. There is a reason people do things the way they do it.

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    • Agreed! Complaining to Shoutout followers does nothing. If there really was a situation to complain about the OP should contact Alberta Health Services.

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  3. Adam Dee Adam Dee says:

    The reason that most EMS workers don’t always “hustle” as fast as you think they should is because they don’t wanna expose themselves to the potentially the same hazard that a worker just faced. If the worker slips and falls and the EMS worker RUNS on scene and slips and falls for the same reason, then they’re no good to anyone and they need an ambulance too.

    So how about instead of being judgmental, you actually thank them for doing a thankless job. And maybe just let them do the job that they have that WAY more training and experience doing than you do.

    (Like you wanna complain about EMS workers being slowed up in emergencies, let’s discuss how nobody in this city knows what to do when an ambulance is behind them…)

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  4. I just went through a complaint with them for a different issue. While it took some time as they had to speak with everyone involved, they took it seriously and did apologize for all of their wrong doing. If the higher ups aren’t contacted, they don’t know that there is anything going wrong, so I would suggest you file a complaint.

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  5. Tannis Fong Tannis Fong says:

    Age also has nothing to do with training and dedication. First reposnders walk for many reasons. Scene assessment – scanning for more dangers, hazards and method of injury is all part of “walking in”. If you rush, particularly into a workplace injury call, you risk missing things like live electrical wires, tripping hazards and more. Not to mention, running is proven to increase adrenalin flow, which has negative benefits on thought process….

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  6. JR Madaras JR Madaras says:

    I find the majority of people who whine and moan about emergency services do not understand, even the slightest bit, what it’s like to do their job. Just because they didn’t act exactly how you felt they should doesn’t mean they don’t care. Instead of telling them to “get the lead outta their ass” how about you get your head outta your ass and don’t complain about things you don’t understand. Emergency personnel are over worked and understaffed, be thankful when they show up to save someone’s life. Personally, I am extremely grateful to all the EMT’s, Firefighters and Police Officers for the wonderful work they do in keeping our city safe.

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  7. Mandoid Ray Mandoid Ray says:

    How about you put yourself in their shoes. Start there. Think about the education they have which is probably significantly higher in their field than you have. What was this accident? Was it from a hazard ? Maybe a chemical or something heavy? Why should someone whose supposed to be helping someone risk their life? Rescuer safety. Which is first aid 101 never mind anything higher than basic first aid. You called for help that’s what they were there for – if they get hurt then who helps ? Just going to tie up multiple units because you think you deserve more than someone who stays calm ?
    Give your head a shake.

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  8. Wow this shoutout is dum because when ever i see an Ambulance there are alot of ppl that wont get out of their way when lights are flashing and the siren is blaring. What are you Deaf and Blind that you dont notice an emergency vehicle coming up behind you. That was two EMS ppl and yet there are hundreds if not thousands of ppl in each city that think they have more of a right to be on the road than EMS so before they take care of the EMS ladies maybe we should start thinking of taking away ppls licenses that wont move out of the way of Emergency Vehicles.

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  9. Cari Sware Cari Sware says:

    This is the real world, not television. There’s an actual method by which responders approach scenes based on the information that was provided to the calltaker when you called for an ambulance. Not to mention, have you been outside lately and noticed how many areas are like skating rinks? I personally would like to thank EMS for all their hard work especially during this time of year and in an increasingly challenging time with the ongoing opioid crisis. You’re during great work!

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  10. Marc Cornies Marc Cornies says:

    Apparently the OP watches Grey’s Anatomy too much. They REALLY hustle on that show. Smh

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  11. Cody Ryan Cody Ryan says:

    Would you rather emergency services not respond? The sad fact is if something happens to you these same responders may have to come and save your ungrateful ass. Because while you bitch and complain, they still have to do their job.

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  12. Laura Hunt Laura Hunt says:

    Hmm…this poster has obviously never worked as a front line responder of any type…running in like your ass is on fire is going to get you hurt and make you stupidly ineffective. Also…it is best to keep a calm and unemotional stance.

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  13. So you’re ripping on the responders for acting in a calm, cool manner and doing their job? But because they weren’t freaking out at the scene, you see that as a problem? Are you for real?? Congrats- You win the stupidest post On S.O.E. for 2017.

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  14. A woman past puberty should never be called “girls”. It’s demeaning.

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  15. Kathleen Rae Kathleen Rae says:

    Walk a mile in their shoes first before you complain.

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  16. It doesn’t matter if they run or walk….someone will always bitch about it

    Some people just need a reason to whin

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  17. Kaela Soldan Kaela Soldan says:

    Probably basing his judgement off of tv/movies. Lol

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  18. Really?! Are you kidding me?! Lets RUSH into a chaotic scene… adding MORE victims to a scene… lets RUSH in to a chaotic scene creating MORE chaos… ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!
    Lets run and scoop and not talk to anyone and get called rude and ignorant and no feelings to the bystanders to find out what happened…

    Seriously?!

    How about you go and talk to your local EMS station members when they arent rushing to a call and see exactly why they do it the way they do… instead of being judgemental…

    TO ALL EMS, EPS, FIRE, RCMP PERSONAL … THANK YOU!!

    When everyone else is RUNNING OUT … They are the ONLY ones GOING IN!

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  19. Oops. Didn’t mean to post ❤️.

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  20. Sooo….you’d rather them rush in, risk injury, cause panic? Smh just because it’s an emergency to you, doesn’t mean they need to panic. It’s better to be detached & remain emotionless.

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  21. Marie says:

    Really OP … really now.
    How about showing some gratitude rather than attitude –

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  22. There’s people you can report that too other than spewing on Facebook, feel better?

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  23. Sounds like two chicks that asked me to bud the line so they could go sit in their vehicle… this after I stood behind them in the slurpee line listening to them debate which colour straw they preferred.
    “No worries ladies, I’m sure the firemen will be there first, anyway… they’re trained, too”.

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  24. Lisa Fedirko Lisa Fedirko says:

    First responders are not supposed to rush, hurry etc. Because when you rush and hurry you are not calm. You are taught to be calm during an emergency. If not you forget your training which leads to a worse emergency.
    Take some training or shhhhhhhh.

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  25. Here is excacly what is wrong with society,we go from one end (walking) to the other end running) no middle ground. They dont need to run just maybe ealk a little faster.My mom lived in a seniors apartment/lodge and i have witnessed many Emergency calls.Right from falls to broken bones to strokes to heart attacks.To me when emergencey personal show up its all at the same speed.Never seem to hurry get what equipment they need and get to the patient.But yet they keep telling us every secound counts.hmm!

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  26. Why is their hair color, age, and appearance important? They might have looked to be strolling to you but they are trained to be calm. Must not have been a true emergency. If it was they would have been hauling ass.

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  27. Julie Ulmer Julie Ulmer says:

    What does their hair color have to do with the point of your shoutout?

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  28. It’s called assessing the situation…
    or another way to say it situational awareness.. safety first.. you never ever go guns a blazing into an unknown situation…
    Safety first..
    if they get hurt they are no good for anyone..

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  29. Candice Ball Candice Ball says:

    I’m sorry what exactly are you mad about? That they walked in? Instead of ran? How dare they stay cool and calm instead of panicking.. OP you are dumb

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  30. There’s a thing called “scene survey”, and remaining calm.

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  31. It’s like in the hospital. We’re not to actually run to a code blue. Don’t want responders hurt in the process.

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  32. Rhon Magyar Rhon Magyar says:

    So they behaved calmly and got the job done instead of acting like Jack rabbits on steroids to entertain the crowds. How unprofessional of them.

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  33. Rhon Magyar Rhon Magyar says:

    I would rather have a pair of calm, well trained 20 something’s attend to me than the idiot who posted this any day lol

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  34. What exactly does “act like you care” mean?

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  35. I have had an issue with EMS almost 5 years ago. They did rush in and as I later found out, both were just starting out with barely completed training. I had one broken bone which would have been fine. But because they rushed in and made a haste decision to quickly pick me up, I was thrown down an entire flight of stairs. I have now had 3 surgeries on my foot as that fall resulted in 54 more broken bones. I was bed ridden for over 2 years before I was in a wheelchair. Those bones will be broken permanently. It was my doctor who complained to EMS in writing and I received an apology with a brief explanation that they rushed in, did not have enough training and made a quick decision.

    Trust me, you want someone that thinks twice and assesses the situation.
    When my daughter started to come out early, the first responders came slowly and carefully. Once all the facts were in, then everything was fast and smooth. She was born very preemie but I believe their actions are the reason she did come out alive and well.

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  36. Ann Shilka Ann Shilka says:

    I disregarded this post as soon as I read young 20 something and one blonde, one brunette. Sexist. Would that person had said that if two young men had arrived on scene?

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  37. As well as all the things mentioned above, that equipment is damn heavy and damn expensive. Rushing while carrying that stuff is a disaster waiting to happen. Without knowing what the emergency is then I can’t comment on whether their reaction is appropriate. People call EMS for all kinds of non-emergency things. And by that I mean non-life threatening. Broken leg? Painful but not going to kill you. Head injury with seizures? That’s an actual emergency.

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  38. Seems to me that if I had a serious beef about a somebody responding to an emergency.. I wouldn’t post it here… I would talk to somebody in charge.. But I also note that if they rushed around like idiots it wouldn’t necessarily help.. they could make mistakes and make the injured person panic..

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