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New EMT convicted in fatal prank

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by RussP, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Moderator

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    Sad for both sides...
     
  2. Victory

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    Moron should have known better. They don't tell you to "stand clear" during a defib because it would be funny or embarassing if you accidently got zapped. It's a device designed specifically to stop the heart and anyone with a CPR/AED cert should know this.

    This is exactly what a manslaughter charge is designed for. To put people in jail who are too stupid to live in society.
     

  3. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    The world is filling up with idiots faster than God can work his magic and thin the herd.

    :( :( :( :soap: :soap: :soap:
     
  4. Turk40SW

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    anyone with half the snap of an average human being would have known that what he was doing was extremely stupid.

    When i first heard the story I thought it was a joke. I didn't think anyone could be that dumb.
     
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    I have always said that mankind needs a predator to thin the herd.

    ARS
     
  7. lomfs24

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    Amen!:soap:
     
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    Beyond stupid..

    Of all the things to play with.
     
  9. podwich

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    Too bad he didn't know what he was doing-first, he wouldn't have been a dumbass and shocked her in the first place, and he could have had a chance of reviving her after her induced cardiac arrest.

    It doesn't often pay to be an idiot.

    Here's a question though: being as they had a defibrillator in the back, a) why didn't he hook her up to the AED function on it, b) if there was no AED function where was the paramedic, or c) if there was no medic on board why the hell was it in the rig?
     
  10. lomfs24

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    To answer your question(s) podwich, if he was stupid enough to not know what he was doing, he probably wasn't smart enough to figure out how to use the AED function. Our Lifepack 12 has both functions and if you don't know what you are doing with it you could accidentally use either function real easily.