10-11-2012, 10:11 AM #1
Medic gives fire victim blanket-charges pending
People may wonder why Detroit is so screwed up. It couldn't possibly be inept administrators could it????
10-11-2012, 10:28 AM #2
Oh for fcuks sake. I'm gonna UPS this ******nozzle a blankey or two.IAFF
10-11-2012, 10:53 AM #3
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Such is the case today where we promote managers not leaders.
10-11-2012, 11:38 AM #4
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The state of Michigan just needs to take over Detroit. Bartertown in "Beyond Thunderdome" had a better run government. Get rid of every administrator.
10-11-2012, 12:43 PM #5
I say we send the mayor blankets. Flood him with them. All to his home address.
10-11-2012, 01:35 PM #6IAFF
10-11-2012, 01:51 PM #7
Chief Jerald James
c/o Detroit Fire Department
250 W. Larned
Detroit, MI 48226~Drew
USAR TF Rescue Specialist
10-11-2012, 04:18 PM #8
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Do you think good useable blankets ,or maybe bedbug blankets? I would be willing to send a new blanket if he would "see the light" and actually hand them out. But im guessing you cant fix a jerk, and he will toss em.?
10-11-2012, 04:35 PM #9
Chalrlie Leduff said...
So let's review. We're going to let old cripple guys shiver to death. We're going to take much needed paramedics off the street. I think what the fire department should do is point those hoses right at headquarters and clean the whole joint out
This should go absolutely viral!"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY
10-11-2012, 09:23 PM #10
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10-11-2012, 09:37 PM #12
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I could probably come up with a blanket or two...I'm in.
10-11-2012, 11:22 PM #13
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Disgusting. Some people have just completely lost sight of what our job is. Just disgusting, manager James needs a blanket party.
10-12-2012, 05:00 PM #14
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10-12-2012, 05:28 PM #16
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This is a bunch of horse****.
Next they will be reusing IVs. Oh wait Mr. Chief Idiot, did you take that pen home because it cost the city more than that F'in blanket. Didn't you also give someone a pen last week?!?!?
My blanket is on the way and with a stiff letter to those morons. I have also posted this with some comments to 60 Minutes, The Today Show, The Morning Show, The CBS Sunday Morning Show, 48 Hours, MSNBC, CNN and NBC Nightly News.
I am not for the state stepping in and taking city stuff over but I think in this case it is needed.
Detroit Administration are idiots. Mr. Mayor you need to fire this idiot Chief!
10-12-2012, 05:43 PM #17
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- Rural Wisconsin, Retired from the burbs of Milwaukee
Unfortunately, I see this type of boss becoming the norm as we move more towards "management" instead of leadership. There is no loyalty or responsibility to the line personnel by these types of boss and you can read story after story after story about them all over the country and many of you work for others that stay just enough under the radar that their nonsense never makes the news.
Pathetic and sad that this even becomes an issue, let alone a public one. This is all Detroit needs, with the rampant corruption, mismanagement, and lawlessness, a blanket given to a half naked, cold, old man is such an issue that departmental charges are being filed against the FF/ems worker.
Nice work Detroit! You have your priorities right this time!Crazy, but that's how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe it's not too late
To learn how to love, and forget how to hate
10-12-2012, 10:34 PM #18
What the H@LL. So by this asinine crap if I'm bleeding out the medic is required to get authorization to use a bandage.
This is a total load of crap. I'll send blankets if this bullcrap is fixed otherwise they will just sit in the box and won't get used.
10-13-2012, 12:55 AM #19
10-13-2012, 10:00 AM #20
Sent to the Fire Department of Detroit's Community Relations email this morning. ( For the Grammar Nazi's please excuse if there is misspelling or grammatical error)
To whomever reads this I hope that this email finds you well.
That being said I shall get right down to business... It has come to my attention that a Detroit Fire Department Paramedic has come under scrutiny for giving a displaced fire victim a blanket and letting him keep it.
This is appalling, sickening, and for lack of a better word inhumane. Our job as fire-EMS is to serve the public, Has Detroit lost all of its common sense? I have heard that it is against department policy to hand out department property without asking permission.. Does this mean all of your Medic units have to ask permission before treating wounds or intubation? Do You not have leaders in your department but only blow hard managers that micromanage every single movment? Have we really come to this in society where everybody can be replaced? If that was your relative or grandmother or grandfather would you want he or she to be given a blanket if cold?
I ask as a Brother Firefighter that the Detroit Fire Department not punish this Medic for giving a poor citizen a blanket to keep him warm. Instead reward him with a medal for going the extra mile for someone.
There is no excuse for this kind of behavior and it should not be tolerated among Fire Department Leadership.
Take into this man's dedication to his community and the fact that He was only helping his fellow man and doing something any reasonable and decent human being would do in a similar situation.
Thank you for your time in reading this and please do the right thing by Your men and women.
Firefighter/EMT Bobby J, King
Madison County Fire Department
Waco District Engine 14
Central Kentucky F.O.O.L.S.
Richmond, KentuckyDo not let the ghosts of our fallen brothers gaze upon you and ask " What have you done to my profession?" FTB DTRT EGH
10-13-2012, 10:03 AM #21Do not let the ghosts of our fallen brothers gaze upon you and ask " What have you done to my profession?" FTB DTRT EGH
10-13-2012, 10:37 AM #22
10-13-2012, 11:58 AM #23
Chief James Email if you want to contact Him directlyDo not let the ghosts of our fallen brothers gaze upon you and ask " What have you done to my profession?" FTB DTRT EGH
10-13-2012, 12:05 PM #24
Same email sent to " Chief " James
10-13-2012, 12:48 PM #25
I could not address Mr. James as "Chief"...
I recently saw the media exposure regarding the potential pending disciplinary action against one of your paramedics. Although most departments prevent someone in your position from commenting on potential litigation, I thought you might appreciate a perspective on this incident from way down south in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
This story aired on one of the local TV station's "Most Ridiculous News of the Day" segments. If any aspect of this story is true, you, and the Detroit Fire Department have been portrayed nationwide as not only idiots, but as incompetent bosses as well. I realize there is likely alot more to this story but the issue for you is now one of "damage-control" as the other side got their story out first. Charlie LeDuff has been a vocal critic of your organization and the actions (and inactions) of you (as portrayed by the media) as a representative of the Detroit Fire Department do nothing but underscore the stigma of ineptness on behalf of your organization's "leadership" (and I use that term VERY loosely). You and your department's inability to embrace the very reason we exist, i.e. to serve, are absolutely embarrassing to anyone associated with fire and emergency services.
If any aspect of this story is true, the very actions your paramedic took, i.e. providing for the very basic needs of your customer (the citizen), ought to be expected - not punished.
A true "leader" would have never permitted this incident to spin out of control and discredit your organization to the level you and your department's actions have done. A "man" would realize he has made an error in his judgment and would issue a public apology to the personnel involved. I expect neither will occur as neither appear to exist in the command staff of your organization.
As a fellow firefighter/paramedic, I am glad to see that "business" is being handled "on the streets" of Detroit even though it appears lunacy is running rampant at the highest levels of your organization's "leadership". Don't associate your firefighters and paramedics handling business with any of your command staff's involvement. It is apparent that they are trying to apply "common-sense logic" on an everyday basis in spite of having absolutely no support from the Chief (and/or his designees) of the Detroit Fire Department. Said another way, the "worker bees" are professionally and competently handling things in spite of you and your organization's incompetence to handle even the most basic of issues.
You have given fire and emergency services a "black eye" at a national (and likely an international) level. You should be very ashamed of your actions and inability to be leader or, worse yet, a manager.
"There's no such thing as a free lunch."
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