Re: Re: and would ANYONE want people like this to provide National Health Care?

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Posted by Jerry on March 17, 2009 at 08:36:59:

In Reply to: Re: and would ANYONE want people like this to provide National Health Care? posted by James on March 17, 2009 at 01:44:20:

Elaine is right, we don't know all the facts. One of the problems here may be that Baywatch on the mainland in general doesn't have Paramedics on their boats, they have EMT's. Baywatch at Catalina have Paramedics on their vessels and are well versed on diving accident protocol, they also are the only ones to respond in the area. The assessment that took place in this accident should have taken aprox. 5 min max. and then transport to the nearest AVAILABLE Hyperbaric chamber facility by the Fastest means possible.

Maybe we need to get some of the mainland Fire Chief's, Battalion Chief's and EMS Captains to attend Chamber Day. It is widely agreed that more training protocol needs to be in place for County and City Fire departments on the Mainland near coastal areas. You also need to realize Baywatch Catalina sees many diving related incidents every year while Baywatch on the mainland may see one every few years.

Capt. Jerry

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