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Old 06-16-2019, 12:15 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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What is the time to your house for emergency help?

Silicon Valley: 15 minutes
Scottsdale: 5 minutes
Seriously?

How are you defining "emergency help"? Running to the casita for a first aid kit?
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Seriously?

How are you defining "emergency help"? Running to the casita for a first aid kit?

https://www.scottsdaleindependent.co...-at-5-minutes/
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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We have a fire station less than 5 minutes away, and neighborhood volunteer first responders are often on the scene in two or three minutes to do what they can until the FD or ambulance arrives. My next door neighbor, a police detective, is also on the volunteer fire department and frequently parks the EMS SUV in his driveway. I feel pretty safe anywhere in the neighborhood.

We were at an amusement place in Knoxville, about 5 miles from a major hospital, when a friend went into cardiac arrest. It took over 15 minutes for an ambulance to even arrive. We had a friend who was a retired nurse and she started CPR within just a couple minutes. The paramedics got a pulse back with defib, but he had been without sufficient oxygen too long, and he passed away in the hospital a few days later. Being close to a hospital did him absolutely no good.
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:43 AM
 
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How much faster than "several minutes" would you expect help to arrive? Not everyone can live next door to the paramedics.
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My point is that where you live, where you have chosen to locate yourself may someday be a factor in your living and dying.

I'm not ideally located (high floor in a high rise a mile from the fire department) but my next location will be better situated so I have a fighting chance at survival.
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:44 AM
 
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Seriously?

How are you defining "emergency help"? Running to the casita for a first aid kit?

Someone was having a heart attack. 911 was called.
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:49 AM
 
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We have a fire station less than 5 minutes away, and neighborhood volunteer first responders are often on the scene in two or three minutes to do what they can until the FD or ambulance arrives. My next door neighbor, a police detective, is also on the volunteer fire department and frequently parks the EMS SUV in his driveway. I feel pretty safe anywhere in the neighborhood.

We were at an amusement place in Knoxville, about 5 miles from a major hospital, when a friend went into cardiac arrest. It took over 15 minutes for an ambulance to even arrive. We had a friend who was a retired nurse and she started CPR within just a couple minutes. The paramedics got a pulse back with defib, but he had been without sufficient oxygen too long, and he passed away in the hospital a few days later. Being close to a hospital did him absolutely no good.

Sounds like you are well placed. This situation really opened my eyes. I've often dreamed about that mountain top house....now not so much.
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:08 AM
 
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For any of the places I have lived my entire life the answer would be "I don't know".
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Fire department is a mile away; hospital a 12 minute drive. Taco Bell is within walking distance.
(Subconscious?) priorities!
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:45 PM
 
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My point is that where you live, where you have chosen to locate yourself may someday be a factor in your living and dying.

I'm not ideally located (high floor in a high rise a mile from the fire department) but my next location will be better situated so I have a fighting chance at survival.
Also, in all fairness there is a point where nowhere you live will make a bit of difference because we're all going to die at some point. Some people have heart attacks in hospitals and don't survive. This is something of a reality some people don't like to face.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:15 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I think when itís your time to go, itís your time. I keep seeing posters here saying you need to live close to a world class hospital in retirement. I say live where you want and worry about what may never be needed.
Since our 'home' (travel trailer) may be anywhere we happen to be, I also subscribe to this philosophy of not letting risk dictate where and what you do. Mitigate risk, absolutely! But then don't let risk dictate the rest of your life.
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