October 26, 2009
VOTE TO REMOVE EMS DIRECTOR
voted Friday morning to reorganize so they could replace Ed Westbrook, the EMS
Director. It seemed that by doing so the
EMT’s that attended were more than just happy. TWG has
attended all the meetings concerning EMS and
listened to comments in the meetings and in the hallway during the
meetings. It is no secret that EMT’s
acted like they supported their director in public but their talk in the
hallway was much different.
Westbrook is not an EMT, and he’s not a Paramedic. Most everyone was saying he should have never
been over EMS because he wasn’t qualified to
know if what was going on was right or wrong.
hear what each Commissioner had to say at Friday’s meeting.
Commissioner Hill’s comments:
Commissioner Pennamon’s Comments:
Commissioner Patrick’s Comments:
Cox had very little to say and it is at the end of
Comm. Patrick’s comments on the same video.
He made the motion to change the leadership and let the EMS try to turn things around. The BOC comments indicated that EMS would have 6 months to do so or the BOC would again
The EMT’s and citizens attending seemed to be happy
with the BOC vote giving the EMS a chance to
fix itself. Question: How many of the EMT’s attending the meeting
were on duty? Both ambulances were
outside the courthouse and stayed at Station 3 into Friday afternoon. What would the response time been if there
had been a call from Turtle Cove?
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