Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

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Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby crenom » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:48 am

This is a bad scenario waiting to get worse

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2013/03/16/volunteer-group-responding-to-emergency-calls
Mike Edgerton isn’t a police officer. He’s not a firefighter, nor is he a paramedic.

But he and his crew — the Samaritan First Response and Rescue Service — have been popping up and offering help at collisions around the city, and that’s got emergency officials concerned.

The Samaritan First Response and Rescue Service consists of eight responders in addition to a chief, Edgerton, and one deputy chief.

The 18-year-old said the organization, complete with its own website and insignia, is all about helping people out.

Edgerton said they secure scenes until emergency crews arrive, keeping people calm and applying first aid when and if needed.

“If they’re upset, we try to keep them calm. If they’re injured, we try to keep them still,” he said. “If it’s needed, we will get fire and police rolling to the scene.”

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Re: Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby scairns » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:04 am

He said he’s watched several training sessions with firefighters on how to properly move someone with a neck or spinal injury, though he’s never actually participated in the training.

“I was watching closely and if you watch something enough you pick up on it,” he said.


"I'm sorry your son is now parelyzed for life; but in my defence, I had watched firefighters practice spinal roles at least half a dozen times so I was sure I could totally do it..."

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Re: Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby Tinman » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:46 am

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Postby basketcase » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:54 am

Wayne.....you inspired somebody.
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Re: Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby Molson » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:33 am

scairns wrote:
He said he’s watched several training sessions with firefighters on how to properly move someone with a neck or spinal injury, though he’s never actually participated in the training.

“I was watching closely and if you watch something enough you pick up on it,” he said.


"I'm sorry your son is now parelyzed for life; but in my defence, I had watched firefighters practice spinal roles at least half a dozen times so I was sure I could totally do it..."


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Re: Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby ASGPS Sheriff » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:36 am

HAHAHA just watched a youtube video on them!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os9aBAVaDyE

The best part ....... the end with caption " WE ARE NOT PROFECINAL FIRST RESPONDERS WE ARE NOT FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OR E.M.T.'S"

All I can say is I would rather wait for the PROFECINALS to show up.

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Re: Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby Shawshank » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:48 am

But according the the article, they go overboard with training. Watching YouTube clips over and over does not mean you have gone over board. Unlike to watch technical jiu jitsu clips on YouTube, but I am far from a black belt and would not consider myself one.
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Re: Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby Buman » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:11 am

I want more of these guys...hopefully they inspire a national movement...
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Re: Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby RC45 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:06 pm

Tinman wrote:Image


OMG, I didn't realize this was really them.

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Re: Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby shootemup » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:53 pm

Is that an air cadet squadron toque the one kid is wearing?
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Re: Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby CrimeDoesntPay » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:02 pm

shootemup wrote:Is that an air cadet squadron toque the one kid is wearing?


Yep.

Looked at the website. Lots of them calling themselves "first responders" and "officers" and no one has a rank below Captain....

Attention seekers. Who are going to get themselves or a member of the public killed.
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Re: Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby Mr. Islander » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:32 pm

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Re: Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby gotchya » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:50 pm

The province (and possibly the Federal Government) funded volunteer rescue groups (Community Emergency Response Volunteers) to help respond to disasters. They were trained and assigned to do various tasks within the response framework. I emphasize, trained.

They can be quite useful, provided they're trained.
http://www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/Eme ... lcome.aspx

As for this endeavor, I'd hardly consider them trained. I admire their desire to help, but I wonder if they could potentially be doing more harm as others have alluded to.
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Re: Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby Buck911 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:14 pm

on the other hand, they could be out tagging stuff, stealing, doing B&E's etc ... hope they stay safe.
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Re: Volunteer group responding to emergency calls

Postby th » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:23 pm

Tinman wrote:Image

Jebus I thought that was a random google images picture not the actual idiots ...

How do these idiots find their "calls?" Aren't flashing amber and blue lights regulated in Ontario? 88)
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