Thursday, November 12, 2015
Drunk Is Stupid
Still way too many drunk runs sucking up the valuable time of AFD on weekends.
Seven of the eight UMass ETOH responses required transport to Cooley Dickinson Hospital as did one of the two Amherst College ETOH calls, which ties up an ambulance for least an hour.
In all 60% of "emergency runs' to UMass and 50% to Amherst College were alcohol related
And when they come in clusters all five Amherst ambulances can end up spoken for (in slurred words), meaning no other town ambulances are then available for a unanticipated emergency like a heart attack, auto crash or major structure fire.