Say "NO" to Pinellas Fire Transport
  • Petitioned The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners

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The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners

Say "NO" to Pinellas Fire Transport

    1. Jessica Kessel
    2. Petition by

      Jessica Kessel

      Palm Harbor, FL

The budget for Pinellas faces a deficit. Sadly, Emergency Medical Services has become the target. One of the proposed "solutions" hands the single entity of transport over to 18 different county fire departments, thus eliminating over 500 jobs the private, not-for-profit ambulance company (Parented by ETMC) provides. These people are spouses, parents, care givers, friends, neighbors, and tax payers. This is proposed to be done just to supposedly initially save roughly $13 a year per tax paying citizen, which given the delicate economy will be impossible maintain. This "solution" however does not address where the monies for acquiring new units and their upkeep will come from, where the monies for new equipment will come from, let alone how to pay the staff to run them, the cost of a transport and whether or not a tax paying Pinellas County citizen will be billed for one, how the new system will be managed, as well as several other issues. A better solution can and must be found. Support a fiscally sound and morally strong solution that not only is right for the patients and citizens of Pinellas County, but all that treat them as well. Say "NO" to Pinellas Fire Transport.

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    Reasons for signing

    • James Walker SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am signing because It's ridiculous for fire to think they could even handle doing all of the transports we do at Sunstar they don't have the man power nor does the county have the money. What happens when the call volume is up and alot of stations are putting out fires who is going to give patient care. Don't fix what isn't broken.

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    • Lisabeth Bandl HOLIDAY, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am signing this because I worked very hard to be where I am at and just because I don't put on Bunker Gear or drive in a big red truck does not mean I am not as important!! I love doing patient care and being in the front lines of health care.

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    • Pamela Aquino LARGO, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      We would be compromising patient care if FD did transport. Right now Pinellas county FL has one of the highest survival rates in the country when it comes to cardiac arrests.

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    • Frank Dietrich QUINCY, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      My son works at Sunstar HE saves lifes!!!!

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    • Mandeville Powell CLEARWATER, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      When you look at the FD proposal and the subsequent County report, there is no question of which is the more logical path. The math is as plain as day.

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