- New Albany needs trained emergency technicians to respond when we need help.
- New Albany needs local emergency medical technicians who know city streets.
- New Albany needs those employees who can pass the test.
Is it true that the Mayor wants to eliminate the testing process so he can hire his political buddies?
ATTN: City Council Members--New Albany needs trained Emergency Medical Technicians who can pass the test.
The Courier Journal said that Councilman Coffey wants to hire more firefighters with EMT training. And the New Albany Tribune said that Mayor Garner is working out a plan with Brain Gadd of the Firefighters Union. This is all well and good but the problem of financing still remains.
Perhaps manning the ambulances only with trained EMT's and an educated dispatcher could eliminate fire engines being sent to the scene in a non life threatening situation. When the call is about a child who fell off of a bicycle, a fire truck is a little overkill.
One thing for sure we absolutely cannot have another person having to wait 25 minutes for an ambulance.
Freedom of Speech believes that if there is a death due to slow response time by an ambulance driver, Mayor Garner and certain members of the City Council should serve as pall bearers.