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Gold Brick

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  1. They work very well together, like the volunteer fire companies and we will need them both! We can't let this happen. We have a lot of freekwent (not sure of spelling) flyers who tie up these very important services for people who need them. If you have a scanner you know exactly what I'm talking about. Also if you are in one building of the hospital and need transfered to another again they tie up ambulance for transport maybe for a ride across the street.

  2. PLEASE READ if you live in DuBois City or Sandy Twp

    This was copied and pasted from the “request for proposals for Emergency Medical Services for the city of DuBois and Sandy Twp.
    “The Municipalities require an EMS provider to provide emergency medical care and emergency ambulance service within the Municipalities. Such a provider would be granted the right to be the exclusive provider of such services in the Municipalities.”

    They are proposing to have only one service (not two) for our community! “They” are Herm Suplizio, Shawn Arbaugh, and anyone else on the EMS consolidation committee.

    This community is served by two services who struggle at times to meet the emergency needs of our community. There is a nationwide shortage of EMS professionals and believe me, there is a local shortage as well. Our local BLS services are struggling every day and rely on us to help them provide services for their communities. If you listen to your scanner, you will hear both services turning over calls to the other. It is only the combined efforts of both services that keep this community safe.
    “The outcome of this RFP will be the selection of a Proposer (Contractor) with whom the Municipalities will execute an exclusive, performance-based agreement (Agreement) for the provision of 1) a ground emergency medical transportation system at a “paramedic Advanced Life Support” (ALS) level of service; and 2) non-emergency interfacility paramedic ALS ambulance transports originating in the Municipalities."

    So, this one ambulance service is also required to do interfacility transports for Penn Highlands Hospital which takes an ambulance out of service for the duration of that transport.

    “The Contractor may be called upon to assist with fire stand-by calls, provide a supervisor for command posts when requested, and staff a dedicated ALS unit for community or special events within the Municipalities (such as fireworks, community events, athletic events, etc.). The special events will not be a separately billed item but may require additional staffing.”

    A staff dedicated means just that, they are there for that event only, and not able to respond to other emergency calls. Yes, this takes another ambulance out of service for other calls in our area.

    What they are proposing is decreasing ambulance service in our area. Will there be anyone to answer your call? Ask HERM!

    Any contact for additional information should be made to both Shawn Arbaugh and Herm Suplizio via email at sarbaugh@sandytownship.net and herm.suplizio@duboispa.gov

    Once this goes into effect, it will be too late. Don’t let anyone fool you, this is NOT GOOD for our community. I don’t know of any other local communities or municipalities that control their ambulance services. Get politics out of EMS! I don't care which service you prefer, we need both.

    Our city government should be helping EMS not cutting it!

    This is a crazy idea! Sometimes they don't have enough help to cover our area now. Remember all events that would take an ambulance and crew out of service (stand-by for school sports, fires, transports, etc.) One company will not be enough to cover. How many fire companies will remain to cover area after consolidation? We'll need more than one ambulance company to cover an area this size!

  3. 18 hours ago, Gator11 said:

    After some soul searching I was thinking the same thing. The lesser of two evils. A third party vote or even leaving it blank means a better chance for Fetterman. That thought just repulses me that he could win. So hopefully Oz will not disappoint but we will see.

    Was just saying our choices are for Fetterman or against Fetterman (vote for Oz) I'm not fond of either but especially not Fetterman, only choice left is a vote for Oz. Look what happened with the last presidential election, still don't understand, that many stupid people showed up to vote for Biden. He's destroying this country in record time!

  4. 4 hours ago, DLE1950 said:

    Consider every day the Lord lets you get up to celebrate another day of life a holiday. And you are still waking up in a free country for now.


    I do, how much longer will it be a free country with the idiots that are running it. They take God out of everything, how much longer do you think he will tolerate this. I'm thankful for every day......please forgive us Lord we know not what we do!

  5. So when there are seriously only two choices which one do you pick? Bad or worse? We are stuck between two bad choices, there really is no other option.

  6. That's what sucks, we have a choice of one or the other, if we don't vote for one someone else decides for us. If we do vote we have to pick from a choice if two people we didn't want in the first place. A write in vote again is probably also a wasted vote. It's a no win situation.

  7. Most holidays are everyone included. I'm not or ever will be president, never been a slave, (but then again how many living today have been) Martin Luther King day, (again nothing to do with a privileged white boy). New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas all inclusive, what holiday is there to celebrate that is just for us supposedly privileged white people? Not trying to start a fight just asking. That's all we hear anymore how we privileged whites have it so good. I guess the new America (Build Back Biden) is divid and conquer!

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