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Old 11-04-2012, 14:56   #147
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Originally Posted by certifiedfunds View Post
Willing to take that risk. Served us fine for 50 yrs. Been here for 41. Haven't yet heard of anyone dying because the first responders were incompetent.

What else ya got other than scare tactics?

Btw, we also have private emt/paramedic/ambulance services here.
That's not scare tactics, that's just the reality of the situation. And just because you think it served you fine for 50 years doesn't mean it actually did and again, just because you haven't heard of someone dying due to incompetence doesn't mean it doesn't happen all the time.

Besides that, take off your blinders for a minute and think about it. Who do you want working on you, someone with more training and experience that does the job constantly or someone that goes to an hour long training meeting once a week? And yes, most volunteers don't have the training and experience of guys that work in paid departments. If volunteer departments were "just as good as" every city in America would be using volunteers but they aren't and there is a reason for that.
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