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    Default 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????

    http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/19...-man-a-blanket


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    Oh for fcuks sake. I'm gonna UPS this ******nozzle a blankey or two.
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    Such is the case today where we promote managers not leaders.

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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.

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    I say we send the mayor blankets. Flood him with them. All to his home address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    I say we send the mayor blankets. Flood him with them. All to his home address.
    I was thinking the same thing but the article said it was the EMS division chief that got butt hurt over this fiasco. Perhaps sending blankets to HQ in Chief James name signed by "A brother FF somewhere in America that cares more for the citizens of your city than you do", would send a message.
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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.
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    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
    All the deck guns in the state of Micihgan couldn't clear out the incompetence and stupidity of the upper level brass in the Detroit FD,

    This should go absolutely viral!
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    I am willing to send a blanket or two. Facebook group anyone?
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    I could probably come up with a blanket or two...I'm in.

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiremanLyman View Post
    Chief Jerald James
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    Regulation-spouting moron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    Disgusting. Some people have just completely lost sight of what our job is. Just disgusting, manager James needs a blanket party.
    It appears that this... "Chief"... is one of those who thinks that the citizens of Detroit and the firefighters of his department exist for one purpose: to serve him.
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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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    This is a total load of crap. .
    I agree.

    I'd love to know what the "real" story behind all of this is. I am not defending either side but I'd wager that there is alot more going on here than what is being said (or, not said).
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    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)

    ood Morning,
    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.


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