Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thumping Thursday


 All sorts of first responders on scene Mullins Center: AFD, UMPD, Environmental Health/Safety

As I write this the "Tiesto" techno concert at the Mullins Center is still going on, minus at least 13 concert goers who have been taken by ambulance to the Cooley Dickinson Hospital for alcohol related emergencies.


Ambulances have descended on the UMass campus from Belchertown, Northampton, Westfield, and South Hadley to aid the Amherst Fire Department in handling the rash of calls.

With most of our on duty firefighters dealing with drunks at the Mullins Center, it would be a lousy time for a major structure fire to occur-- like the one that took a life at Rolling Green Apartments last
month.

 
Ambulances are coming and going at the Mullins Center, UMass Amherst

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know what else is amazing? The motherfucking base, rolling through the town, all through 12:30 in the morning, while working people are trying to get some rest.

Anonymous said...

Larry can you get data on how many other calls AFD had to respond on Thursday evening besides the 13 at the Mullins Center? It would be interesting to know.

Anonymous said...

Is this normal... the sheer number of alcohol related calls each week? Do all, or most similarly sized universities have bad student behavior as omnipresent as Amherst? Richard Marsh.

Anonymous said...

The total number of patients transported from the Mullins Center itself was 19. This does not include several who were transported from the surrounding area who had been at the concert or the several more who were transported from the UMASS Police station which were also related to the concert. Thankfully the call volume was otherwise low, however this could have easily not been the case as Thusdsday nights have traditionally been fairly busy.

Jeff Parr
Amherst Firefighters
IAFF Local 1764

Anonymous said...

per 22 news no umass students were taken to the hospital

Larry Kelley said...

Yeah, Chief Horvath confirmed for me this morning that no UMass students were transported to the hospital and UMPD made only one arrest.

Anonymous said...

The motherfucking bass was motherfucking base.

There's no "quiet time" in the 21st century. Been to a restaurant lately? Noise levels must be maintained at all times.

Life, liberty, and the right to generate as much sound as possible: these are inalienable rights.

If we had quiet, we might then have to listen to the sound of our own thoughts.

Anonymous said...

and god forbid it get quiet enough to hear your thoughts... because it might just turn out that you have none.

Anonymous said...

Apparently, they don't search for alcohol, yet my friend who has to take pills almost had her tiny water bottle taken away at a UMass. basketball game ...