Even though Call the Cops – “America’s 27th Most Trusted Source for Public Safety News” – is The Onion of emergency services, this piece is nonetheless an absolutely accurate description of spineless, gutless EMS management:
Once in the office EMS director Richard Goinu told Muldowney he had gotten a complaint about her driving. According to the complaint a citizen said he ambulance was traveling well over 95MPH down highway 15.
“I was in shock. I told him that the ambulances govern out at 70MPH. There was not way I could have been going as fast as the citizen says. He then tells me that the citizen is a local business owner so the citizen is more trustworthy than I am.”
Director Goinu was not able to comment on this story citing HR department policy about employee privacy.
For those of you who are aspiring EMS managers, grow a pair, figure out who your good employees are, and tell civilians to bugger off when they call you with frivolous complaints.