2013-06-22 / Editorials & Letters

‘Hebron was worth the wait’

Editor:

Trustee Rick Black made a report at the 6/17 Union Township meeting regarding my 911 call on behalf of my 88-year-old mother who lives with me in Buckeye Lake. Really?

Seems like Black could find something more relevant to discuss during his township meeting! Apparently, he got his information from his new buddy, Buckeye Lake Village Council member Clay Carroll.

On June 10, I requested that 911 dispatch Hebron EMS to my residence. Knowing that they must dispatch whatever department is within our jurisdiction, I asked 911 to dispatch Hebron at the same time as Buckeye Lake. I was told by BLFD Captain Toby Miller, who was on duty at 911, that they didn’t have the authority to do that. He stated that the responding unit (Buckeye Lake) would have to make that request upon arrival at the scene.

I was waiting on the front porch and didn’t allow Buckeye Lake EMS through my front door. As soon as they arrived, I requested that they call for Hebron. They radioed 911 that Buckeye Lake was refused and Hebron was requested. Buckeye Lake personnel told me it would be probably be a six minute wait. I signed a form refusing treatment and they left.

Within a few minutes, Hebron’s crew arrived. Hebron was worth the wait. They did an awesome job with my mother. To me, it was a no brainer. The first rule in medicine is “Do no harm.” I know too much about recent mishandling of patients in Buckeye Lake to allow them through my front door.

As I’ve always said, Buckeye Lake does have a VERY few professional individuals. However, it’s a crap shoot whether or not those specific individuals will be on duty when you need them.

If you have questions or want to talk about your EMS experience, call or leave a message at 928-1820.

Peggy Wells
Buckeye Lake

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