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    Know what? That was a cheezy-as post to start with. Give me a break with the dramatics, if this dude gets so wrappped up in this call He's gonna have a short career. Enough post in that one to feed all of Africa.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fdmhbozz
    I fail to see the point of posting this article and saying it is about the effects of speed and teenagers.

    It isn't just teenagers that drive fast, drive fast cars, drive fast looking cars, or crash said cars.

    People of all ages are involved in motor vehicle crashes everyday, but when it is a teenager, everyone always points it out.

    Maybe I am biased in saying this, since I am a teen. As far as I can tell, every segment of the driving population is affected in the manner that this tale describes. Teenagers that just got their license, late teens, 20-somethings, 30-somethings, on up to those that are advanced in age.
    Bro. - You know me, and you know that I'm not a teen. I also know that you aren't the average teen yourself. That said, What us old people can't seem to adjust to is the sheer waste when someone young, with a whole life ahead of them, checks out. I go tomorrow, no biggie. I've done my time here, and I've done a bit of good for my fellow man, at least I hope God sees it that way. The young man, referred to above, never had the time to do much in life. Would he have been a Battalion Chief, a College Professor, a Stock Broker, a Pro Quarterback, or what? We'll never know. His parents will not see his triumphs and pratfalls, the good and the bad, because he's no longer here to do these things. And that's the shame of it all, A promise lost. May he rest in Peace.
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    One thing about this business is it tends to "harden"you to life's realities.However,as you gain in years you will take a different outlook on life and the preservation thereof.Like Harve says,this is a tragic loss.We'll never know what this young man was capable of achieving because his chance to prove himself has been snatched from him.It aslo serves as a reminder that despite the equipment and training we have available we cannot always provide a positive outcome.Be part of the solution,not the problem.And be proactive on safety issues,both in your agency and your community. T.C.

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    *****This reply is to the article posted below*****



    Speed was involved with that one? Who woulda thought?

    I mean, don't you usually speed up when you are passing someone, be it legally or illegally?
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    Here is another example of a local teen who caused an accident which killed 3 other people; the teen, however, survived the accident. This story does not mention, but the news stated, that those investigating the wreck say that speed was a factor.
    Quote Originally Posted by WSOCTV.COM
    Three Killed In Head-On Collision

    POSTED: 6:05 pm EDT July 20, 2006

    DAVIDSON, N.C. --
    Three people were killed late Wednesday in a head-on collision just east of Davidson in Cabarrus County.

    The accident happened on Shiloh Church Road close to midnight. Troopers said the crash was a chain reaction that started when 19-year-old Robert Morrison passed a motorcycle in a no-passing zone.

    Morrison's truck hit a Chevrolet Blazer in the oncoming lane, troopers said. Investigators said the motorcycle, carrying Jay and Carrie Thompson, then slammed into the back of the truck. The Mooresville couple died.

    The driver of the SUV, Shirley Jones, also died at the scene. Her husband was critically injured and her daughter was treated at the hospital and released.

    Morrison was airlifted to the Chapel Hill Burn Center with burns over almost half of his body.

    Because the scene was so gruesome, responding rescue crews met with a preacher and a psychologist on Thursday to help them work through the emotional trauma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdmhbozz
    *****This reply is to the article posted below*****



    Speed was involved with that one? Who woulda thought?

    I mean, don't you usually speed up when you are passing someone, be it legally or illegally?
    Yea, most people would be able to figure that out.. then again, most people would also be able to understand why teens are involved in more wrecks than any other age group. That is, most people...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdmhbozz
    *****This reply is to the article posted below*****



    Speed was involved with that one? Who woulda thought?

    I mean, don't you usually speed up when you are passing someone, be it legally or illegally?
    The accident happened on Shiloh Church Road close to midnight. Troopers said the crash was a chain reaction that started when 19-year-old Robert Morrison passed a motorcycle in a no-passing zone.

    Morrison's truck hit a Chevrolet Blazer in the oncoming lane, troopers said. Investigators said the motorcycle, carrying Jay and Carrie Thompson, then slammed into the back of the truck. The Mooresville couple died.

    The driver of the SUV, Shirley Jones, also died at the scene. Her husband was critically injured and her daughter was treated at the hospital and released.

    Morrison was airlifted to the Chapel Hill Burn Center with burns over almost half of his body.
    Had this "kid" used his head for something other than a hatrack, he would not have destroyed two families as well as his own.

    He deserves to be charged with intetional vehicular homicide.
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    I just assisted a guy my age (25ish) who had nailed a tree head on at 70+ mph.

    I don't think they should focus solely on teenagers... bad decisions cost lives. Speed is merely a deciding factor in how bad the result is going to be. Even if everyone was going the speed limit (say it was 45 or 55mph) that still would have been a horrible accident and the outcome may or may not have been the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a
    Let me tell you what jumped out at me in this article:

    "Rescue 37, Engine 37 respond on a 29 Delta - 4"
    We have that system too but a little modified. We don't care about the first number which is what card it is, and the second number is what questions was the "bad" question to make the determinate.

    We just say "EMS Delta response at......"
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    we need to start a new forum "Cellphones deadlly cellphones" I agree this is cheezy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a
    Let me tell you what jumped out at me in this article:

    "Rescue 37, Engine 37 respond on a 29 Delta - 4"

    Some other department has to suffer through this god-awful EMD system that has me out at all hours of the night on *** bleeds. Where will it stop???

    If you have it, you'll understand! lol
    Here is a god-awful EMD system.. http://legeros.com/scanner/ems.shtml Scroll down to the Medical Priority Codes..

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    we need to start a new forum "Cellphones deadlly cellphones" I agree this is cheezy.
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    That is the most rediculous list of codes ive ever seen!!! I thought we were supposed to be going away from code systems?

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