Saturday, March 10, 2018

Councilman Terry Nall states that AMR Ambulance has delayed service in Dunwoody & DeKalb. @AMR_Social @GaDPH

http://www.cbs46.com/story/37684994/ambulance-service-accused-of-taking-too-long

When you call 911 for a medical emergency, you expect paramedics to rush to save your life. In Dunwoody, city councilman Terry Nall says some crews are taking their sweet time.

“It’s very concerning, the first five minutes of any medical emergency. That is significant...the difference between life and death,” said Nall. Nall has been tracking American Medical response times since they first signed a contract with DeKalb County in 2013, making them the only ambulance service in the county. He says the agreement guarantees the national standard, which is eight minutes, 59 seconds on 90 percent of the calls. Nall says AMR has violated that contract, showing up 14 minutes, 8 seconds for most calls in Dunwoody. And throughout DeKalb County, it takes them almost 15 minutes to get to a scene.

4 comments:

Dot said...

We need to do something about It! This not acceptable!

MoKi said...

Ditto. Not acceptable.

GaryRayBetz said...

Guess it's all relative, cuz I've never have had an issue with DeKalb County ambulance service not prior to AMR taking over or after, and trust me, my Dunwoody home has been a hot spot destination for emergency medical services the past 25 years.

John Cannon said...

Mr. Nall, I'm a former cardiac therapist and I can shed a lot more light on AMR. You truly have no idea what goes on when calling AMR for emergency help in Dekalb and Dunwoody nursing homes. Yes widespread coverups are involved. I can help inform you. Thanks for your concern.