Ambulance Drivers, Unite!
SOCIAL MEDIA SITE FACEBOOK is rife with EMTs and paramedics who are continually bemoaning the indignity of being called "ambulance drivers." Outsiders have trouble understanding why because Engine Drivers and Truck Drivers seem to always be proud of what they do. But the dissing of the drivers continues and is now spreading to the various Amish and Mennonite communities where modern conveyances are shunned in favor of more traditional methods.
Popular emergency services website CallTheCops.net is reporting this week:
EMTs working in Belmont Pennsylvania are sick of being called a derogatory term, Buggy Driver. Belmont is a community made up of mostly Amish. Like many of their Amish brothers their primary means of transportation is horse and buggy.
Ishmael Yoder an EMT with Belmont EMS had this to say. "We might not have all the fancy electronic gizmos you non-Amish do. But we still do the same job, just with more manual labor."
EMT Yoder feels that by calling Amish EMS professionals Buggy Drivers their profession is being degraded. "We do more than act as a horse pulled taxi cab. In the back of that buggy I am applying leaches to infected tissue, using direct pressure on bleeding, and even sometime using CPR."
It doesn't look like the seat-assignment controversy is going to be settled anytime soon. If anything, it's expanding. Read the entire, fully researched and well-written article in CallTheCops HERE.
Firegeezer notes: Call The Cops is creeping up on The Onion for popularity among the satire afficionados.
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