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Old 06-20-2016, 09:24 AM
 
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I also think the suspension was the right call because of procedures and follow up investigation. I'm willing to bet that the suspension was with pay and full benefits. Police go through the same process when an officer shoots a suspect even when the entire world knows it was justified.


I think the press is trying to fluff up the story by saying they "saved her life" considering from the article, they transferred the child to another hospital and was then discharged. If the child's life was truly in danger, I think she would still be in the hospital being monitored.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:33 AM
 
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Gee, what has happened to humanity?
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:06 AM
 
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There's normally a reason for the procedures, if she had been more critical things could have been very bad. It says it took them 13 minutes to get to the hospital which is quite a long time. If the girl had died on the way or had any permanent problems, their opening the city up to massive litigation.
The volunteer fire department in my current town once responded to a fire outside the assigned fire district- nice right? No, someone else's house in the district burned down and they couldn't respond in time. They got sued....

A little hard to believe. House fires are extremely rare these days. The vast number of fire department calls are auto accidents.
Now if you had said they went to the house out of town and watched it burn down, that is a more likely scenario...
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:24 AM
 
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The girl was put on oxygen in the fire engine and was in the trauma room within 13 minutes of the time the call came in, Fox 5 DC reported.
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It says it took them 13 minutes to get to the hospital which is quite a long time.


It did not take the firefighters 13 minutes to get the girl to the hospital. It took 13 minutes from the time the call came in, to get the girl to the hospital. In other words, it only took a few minutes by firetruck to get her to the hospital.
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:25 PM
 
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They opened the city up for a massive lawsuit. Period. It's a miracle things didn't go the other way. The taxpayer would pay through the nose for years to come.
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:35 PM
 
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There's normally a reason for the procedures, if she had been more critical things could have been very bad. It says it took them 13 minutes to get to the hospital which is quite a long time.
Maybe in your world, in other parts of reality 13 minutes is a very quick ride to the hospital.
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:37 PM
 
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I dont get it... why would they be suspended? Did saving a life break some kind of firefighter's code or rule or something?
I agree a suspension is WAY crazy and I don't get it at all.
But saying they saved her life is a little over the top.
Actually it's miles away from factual.

But who asks the media for facts these days?
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:21 PM
 
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Sad...... THEY PUT THE CHILDS WELFARE FIRST AND GOT SCREWED FOR IT

Whats happend to this country??
Transporting the girl was the job of the paramedic who could have administered treatment on the way to the hospital.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:34 PM
 
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Sad...... THEY PUT THE CHILDS WELFARE FIRST AND GOT SCREWED FOR IT

Whats happend to this country??
It's not a matter of getting screwed. It's a decision outside of policy. Granted it was the right decision (or it turned out to be) but like anything outside of policy needs investigating. If they took the kid and she dies I guarantee a lawsuit will emerge because they broke policy
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:47 PM
 
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It's not a matter of getting screwed. It's a decision outside of policy. Granted it was the right decision (or it turned out to be) but like anything outside of policy needs investigating. If they took the kid and she dies I guarantee a lawsuit will emerge because they broke policy
And would have a strong case as they are firefighters not trained medics.
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