Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Ambulance Shortage?

  • Minutes count when you are having a heart attack, but it took the Chicago Fire Department more than 40 minutes to get a 56-year-old man to a hospital for help earlier this month. As CBS 2 investigator Pam [NewsTroll] reports, it was mostly because once again there were no ambulances available nearby.

    It’s the kind of call that the fire department gets every day.

    Caller: “My Dad’s having a heart attack and I need an ambulance right now.”

    That call was received at 2:09 p.m. on July 3rd.

    Dispatcher: “Is he currently awake?”
    Caller: “Daddy are you awake. Yes he’s awake but he’s laying down on the ground.”
    Dispatcher: “…they should be there soon.”

    State standards require fire departments to provide advance life support assistance within six minutes. A fire engine arrived nine minutes after it was dispatched with a paramedic on board, but by that time…

    “I found him in this chair, he was slumped over to the side and had started vomiting,” said Christine Marnul, the wife of the patient. “He was in and out of consciousness, was mumbling words and just holding his chest, having extreme pain.” Because a fire engine can’t transport a patient to the hospital, the family waited helplessly. “The firemen were saying there was a delay because there were just no ambulances available,” said Marnul.
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57 Comments:

Blogger Vox Populi Vox Dei said...

If I got paid 10 dollars for every police squad I see on the Northside, I would go bankrupt very soon.
I am asking where are everybody? Oh I forgot. On the Southside.
Seriously. This summer I maybe saw 5 so far. And am driving everyday.
Now the ambulance.
The conclusion is: We are left alone.
Time to show up at Alderman's.

7/31/2018 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chicken shit weasel rahms fault but im sure he will blame cfd. hillz was posed to be prezident in 2008. the master plan was 9.5 s turn would be in 2016. can you just imagine? but weasels just adapt and overcome like the chickenshit weasels they are. he just satisfys himself with destroying the serfs in chicagoville instead of being a destroyer of worlds. all hail bathouse rahm!

7/31/2018 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more Rahm coverup. He had new ambulances sitting on blocks for months because the medics supported Chuy. Asshole.

7/31/2018 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I need to go all caps on this rant... THERE ARE NO AMBULANCES AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY ARE CONSTANTLY RESPONDING TO SHOOTINGS. Good honest people receive Third World response times because mother fuckers just cannot help but shoot each other.

7/31/2018 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ambulances going to cut fingers. Or piss bums passed out contribute to this. City needs less trucks more ambulances. World class city my ass

7/31/2018 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely unacceptable, but CFD has always called their own shots with impunity. Nothing new here.

7/31/2018 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’ll tell you where all the ambulances are! Every fuckin arrested claims they’re suicidal or needs meds. It’s pathetic, every criminal has some sort of ailment that requires priority treatment.

7/31/2018 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone really surprised? There isn’t enough police either. They should report about people are calling and there are no police available to send. Response times are way up.

7/31/2018 12:49:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

Somebody needs to FOIA ALL CFD ambulance calls, and which were life threatening. Only then could we have a clear picture. Sending the fire truck is a cheap trick to avoid confronting reality. The fire truck is not only unable to transport, but the responding firefighters are EMT certified, they are NOT paramedics. If you are sick enough to call an ambulance; you should receive an ambulance. But in Da Hood, many use the CFD ambulances like an Uber, when the situation is not in fact life threatening. Oh, and don't forget, if you are not on welfare, the CFD will actually send you a bill for almost over $900.00 to take you to the hospital! But remember, if you are on welfare, the ride is FREE! Baby "G"

7/31/2018 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We’re there when you need us. Maybe it’s time to update?

7/31/2018 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To call for help or to help oneself.

And the quandry this poses to those who fear making the wrong call.

The "if only's" or "should have's" will fuck you every time.

No one ever dies before their time. Not one.

Unless the human definition of God is flawed, this must be true.

All regrets are chosen and, thus, are defined by the chooser.

To wait for help or to help yourself.

Aka, to accept your response ability or to impose said ability, by depending on it, upon another.

A uniquely modern civilized dilemma.

7/31/2018 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask some of the fire people about other stupid shit that takes up resources from true people in need. Like people who call every day twice a day to be carried in/out of their abodes. They say it's for medical appointments, etc. Methinks there's abuse afoot. Not many doctors offices open at midnight.

7/31/2018 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm time to recall a few amblances from the shit side of town— the citizens who are footing the tax bill for them are starting to notice— and by the way, send a few squads while you are at it— there have gotta be a few volunteers in 007 or 004 who are willing to go up north. What are they doing in shitholes when the alleged victims do not want to cooperate which an investigation, might as well send these squads to the area where it just might result in a few votes—cemeteries don’t count guys

7/31/2018 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things like this happen. Ambulances and their trained crews are expensive. The City can only afford so many.

7/31/2018 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another shitcago shortcoming....imagine that ! They still don't get the fact that Police and Fire are the backbone of the city.

7/31/2018 02:01:00 AM  
Blogger Over By Dere said...

They’re busy doing taxi service on the Westside for folks (and People) with tummy aches and too much ingested stimulants.

7/31/2018 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the elephant in the room as to why we have such long response times broached? As usual the areas that contribute the least consume the most services.

7/31/2018 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the family sues the City and gets a multi million dollar payment. Rahm likes to give away money like that to scumbags that were shot by the police. And four years ago the City was going to get some ambulances and we are still waiting? They have pissed away tons of money since then. Absolutely disgraceful.

7/31/2018 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not surprising since we have a shit load of calls due to yuppies feeling sorry for the homeless drunk sleeping in the grass or passed out in the alley. CFD wastes valuable time and resources on these drunks and now an overload of mental transports....gee maybe if the residents really see the type of calls these ambulances are responding to, oh wait my prisoner all of a sudden has chest pains..again lets waste ambulance and hospital time...and why not? its your dime!

7/31/2018 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We’re there when you need us. Maybe it’s time to update?

7/31/2018 12:56:00 AM

That there is exactly the problem....

I don't need you to be THERE when I need you...I need you to be HERE when I need you!!!

and you can't be "here" if you're always "there"

7/31/2018 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They all on the west side giving Narcan to "helpless" patients

7/31/2018 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard on the radio few days ago.
A car in 016 transported a baby turning blue because they could not hear the ambulance coming. Baby lived.

7/31/2018 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All BS calls for service in the ghettos..


7/31/2018 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, every shitbird knows the game. As soon as they hear the cell door slam shut it's...I got chest pain, I'm pregnant and bleeding, and the ever popular... I need my meds.
These trigger phrases and others leave the officer no choice from a liability standpoint. Off to the comforts of the hospital they go.
There's only so many ambulances to go around and between their violence end bullshit games the welfare crowd is putting the taxpayers at risk.

7/31/2018 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

West side has Heroin overdoses constantly. Waste of resources .

7/31/2018 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For fucks sake. Enough of the democratic move to the left. When will the people rise up and do something about all of this. Shit like this stresses me out, hopefully not too much because the ambulance won’t come in time. Meanwhile these assholes blast away and are now marching up north to complain. What a joke. We pay all the $$

7/31/2018 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the family will still get billed nearly a grand for this...just disgusting.

7/31/2018 07:20:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

It is shameful. The city panders to the Great Unwashed Democrat welfare voters, while people paying the freight get screwed.

7/31/2018 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Several years back the Washington DC Fire Department was experiencing a shortage of Ambulances/Paramedic Units (and this still may be a problem). During a news conference, the union representative for the firefighters/paramedics literally said a certain segment of the population was using the city's paramedics as a concierge medical service. If they had a cold, cut their finger or stubbed their toe, they dialed 911 instead of going to a hospital emergency room under their own power. Because of this people were dying of serious medical events in DC while paramedics were busy putting a band aid on a cut finger. The union rep pleaded with people to stop doing this. I don't know if it worked or not. Could this be happening in Chicago?

7/31/2018 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess transporting gun shot victims to the hospital so they can not pay for ANY services is way more important because they all have the the Revrunds to speak for them

7/31/2018 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If CPD had full strength then maybe an early or late wagon would be the means of transporting prisoners for their bullshit incarceritus. Also, if mayor fuckface didn’t pay out every beef the police wouldn’t call for an ambulance for every piss bum passed out on the street.

7/31/2018 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone “in the community” probably had an ambulance tied up because they had a stomach ache.
Once again the tax paying areas get shorted of valuable city resources.

7/31/2018 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are taxi service for the do nothing gimmie gimmie shitheads in the ghetto.

7/31/2018 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happened in 016???? No police/fire service to areas that support first responders.....or their families. Rham caused this..........

7/31/2018 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Rahm gave Mexico City a fully equips ambulance about a year or two ago.
Maybe he should get it back.


7/31/2018 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Warning ⚠️
CFD: Don't read the following, it will just piss you off.

20 years ago I said the city could double the number of ambulances and it still would not be enough.
ChiRaq does not need all the trucks, ladders, snorkels, etc.
Almost all CFD calls are for medical attention.
ChiRaq does not have the big fires like in the 60s & 70s.

When a big fire does happen how often is there another big fire somewhere else?

Yes, Mr FF, someday there be a serial terrorist arsonists setting fires all over the city and I'll be sorry.
In the meantime, taxpayers are dying of heart attacks, TA, falls, shootings, stabbings, etc.






7/31/2018 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are also "folks" on the southside and westside that like to hurl bricks through ambulance windows thereby putting that ambulance out of service. They should then bear the burden of slower response time, not those of us who pay our taxes and have the utmost respect for CFD and CPD.

7/31/2018 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahmy Rahmicide Emanuel promised 5 new ambulances 4 years ago....got none.....maybe still looking for 1,000 more police on the street.lol

7/31/2018 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LeBron bashing President Trump .. no more watching NBA jackasses ..kneeling jerk NFL players

7/31/2018 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if city took away a lot of the free shot they give the community they could afford basic civic needs. Hope the next time you call for help it takes forever then we'll see what your attitude is.

7/31/2018 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahim has his pen ready, it is an election year and your check will be on the mail soon.

7/31/2018 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Work, Live and Die in the City of SHIT-cago".

Not me.

7/31/2018 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With my free Link card, I made a history of good food choices for my family. Soda pop for breakfast (instead of yucky milk), bags of salty chips instead of cereal, candy bars for dinner. Now we all got heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes! We demand free ambulance rides and health care. Great-now Lil’ Shorty needs some of that free Narcan!

7/31/2018 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

State standards do not apply to the State of Chicago absent a court order or twelve.

A paramedic engine company can't transport, yet the State allowed and allows Chicago to operate a supposedly Advanced Life Support-rated Emergency Medical System like it's a rural agency that has issues even getting EMT-Basic certified medics, let alone EMT-Paramedics.

Nobody thought to tell the family to call a private ambulance service once CFD knew there would be a delay?? Is there a CFD policy saying not to do this?

7/31/2018 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing all 5 of these ambulances are going to the inner-city. Now the real taxpayers still have to wait for an ambulance in Their neighborhood.

7/31/2018 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Experienced Shoplifter's claim they have chest pains, So they sit on a hospital bed and later eat turkey sandwiches.

7/31/2018 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was listening to the dispatch for abulances the other day and I heard the ambulance that is quatered at 132nd and Doty road sent to a run in the South loop. How long do you think it takes to drive that far? Do you want the ambulance sent to help you or a loved one having to come from that far away when minutes count?

7/31/2018 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But then the mayor fines millions and millions more dollars and announces today as a matter of fact five more brand of ambulances will be on the streets of Chicago which we definitely need. We definitely don’t need moreFirefighters due to the fact there’s not as many fires anymore we definitely do need more ham which is especially for cases like this or people innocently gone down with the corruption going on in the city what they’re doing to the Chicago police officers it’s no surprise this girl got shot and killed;
Woman shot in the back while fleeing attackers: 'They just killed my baby'

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-gresham-homicide-20180731-story.html

No marches know how to rage by the people against the alderman any elected the people that have caused all the bloodshed Mayhem it is all the fault of the Democrats that are elected that Have done this!

7/31/2018 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of cfd ALS ambo runs are probably BLS in nature,waste of resources but job security for the department.

7/31/2018 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From personal experience: where are the ambulances?
Well, people (snowflakes) call 911 when they have a headache, stub a toe, get a nosebleed, have a "sore throat" or a fever. I even know of one where they called because the guy had a sliver in his hand.
This is the kind of world that the Dems and King Obama have created - "its not my fault", "I didn't know", "you should help me", etc etc.
UGH.....

7/31/2018 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep them ignorant of mind & body, keep them poor of morals & prosperity, keep them angry & intolerant of their Brother, & thee shall rule over them for 1000yrs! The Democratic Mantra & The Chicago Way

7/31/2018 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL I had a grabber while driving and was able to pull up to a fire Station thinking all is good right? It turns out the bambulance was gone and they had to get one from 1/2 a city away. At least 20 mins, maybe more. Since I lived I never bothered checking.

At least I had a cute firewoman to hold my hand.

If I had to schedule a grabber I'd go to Homan and Madison. Probably a 2 min wait at most tho you'll probably see one driving by before that.

7/31/2018 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep them ignorant of mind & body, keep them poor of morals & prosperity, keep them angry & intolerant of their Brother, & thee shall rule over them for 1000yrs! The Democratic Mantra & The Chicago Way

7/31/2018 04:19:00 PM

Breeding.

Feeding.

Needing.

Greeding.

Bleeding.

Registered to vote.

Absent thought, full of throat.

The sheep, the rat, the goat.

(Apologizes to all within the animal kingdom for any implied disparagements.)

Dem. Oh. Crats.

7/31/2018 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm gave Mexico City a fully equips ambulance about a year or two ago.
Maybe he should get it back.



7/31/2018 11:25:00 AM


Hope it was stuffed with illegals returning home.......

8/01/2018 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Third World Shithole -- we're there.

8/01/2018 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't gubmint public transportation just peachy?

Yeah, I will stick with having my own truck, so I can like make it to a hospital if I need to.

Sheesh.

8/01/2018 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made Drudgereport national news now!

8/01/2018 08:36:00 PM  

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