In the EMS world, Kenneth Stokes, from now on, will be known for all kinds of stupidity pouring out of his mouth when he opens it.
He’s upset because an ambulance crew staged while the cops were delayed to a shooting during which someone was injured. Around here, a similar incident happened in which the cops were searching for the active shooter before allowing the EMS crews on the scene. Ignoramuses were pissed, of course.
“You can’t let citizens die or sit here wounded because you’re saying you’re not safe,” said Jackson Ward Three Councilman Kenneth Stokes.
Stokes has sparked outrage from the public and emergency medical professionals with his call for AMR to end its contract with the city if first responders don’t provide immediate care upon arriving at a scene.
Anyway, good luck to you, Councilman, on finding that EMS agency that explicitly allows its unarmed crews to wander into non-secured scenes without law enforcement.
In the meantime, we’re here to safely manage other people’s emergencies. Emergencies that we did not cause. I’m fairly certain we probably can’t manage anyone’s emergency effectively with a gun shot wound or two, contrary to what Hollywood says.
The idiot Stokes is standing firm.
More criticism directed at Stokes. So far he hasn’t even found one EMS manager who would not disagree with him, so once again, good luck to him on finding that agency who’s going to do what he wants.