I used to work for Cleveland EMS, and trust me, there are not days that go by, that I wish I could be back working with them. I remember working in squads they had from the 1970’s on some days when I worked there from 1997-2002.
I have friends that still work there, and I know they have worked in squads that have been falling apart for years, held together by duct tape sometimes. I am sure this occurs in other cities as well, but I think a city the size of Cleveland, deserves to have ambulances that can be counted on, to service its citizens.
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The union had a study performed to determine how Cleveland EMS ambulances stack up against other ambulances in eight cities of similar or larger size.
They’re breaking down. Our fleet is done. They’re crippled,” said Daniel Nemeth, president of the Cleveland Association Rescue Employees.
How important do you think it is to have a fleet of ambulances be in working order? Yes, getting help to citizens by SUV is great, but if you can’t transport them, that can become an issue. So what are your thoughts? ~Tom