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Saturday, March 05, 2005

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Ennis

You're moving away from the Bay Area? Why?

p.s. Ishbadiddle is back

liz

More cute 55+ year old guys in Hidaho (as Al used to call it)

Ennis

Cantcha lassooo them and drag them back to the Bay Area?

Chris

Hi Liz,

Hope your move (or prospective move) isn't difficult. I always have trouble making a big geographic change, but you're certainly looking at/moving to a beautiful part of the country, from what I've heard.

The WSJ article, while fleshing out a few interesting facts about the Air Ambulance business, doesn't tell the whole story. This industry is very safe, particularly on the number of injuries (not even deaths) per flight or miles flown basis - way more safe than ground ambulance transports.

The trouble is ground ambulance accidents, even those which unfortunately kill patients or crew or others, are nowhere near as sensational as an Air Ambulance accident. Its a tragedy when anyone loses their life in transit/transport, and every Air Ambulance organization I know works very, very hard to minimize and/or mitigate the attendant risks.

God forbid you ever need your local flight team; its never a good thing. And I feel for the families of crew and patients who have suffered the ultimate lost. But you and your fellow residents are very luck to have one, and I'm sure they're working hard for you even as I write this.

Chris

Hi Liz,

Hope your move (or prospective move) isn't difficult. I always have trouble making a big geographic change, but you're certainly looking at/moving to a beautiful part of the country, from what I've heard.

The WSJ article, while fleshing out a few interesting facts about the Air Ambulance business, doesn't tell the whole story. This industry is very safe, particularly on the number of injuries (not even deaths) per flight or miles flown basis - way more safe than ground ambulance transports.

The trouble is ground ambulance accidents, even those which unfortunately kill patients or crew or others, are nowhere near as sensational as an Air Ambulance accident. Its a tragedy when anyone loses their life in transit/transport, and every Air Ambulance organization I know works very, very hard to minimize and/or mitigate the attendant risks.

God forbid you ever need your local flight team; its never a good thing. And I feel for the families of crew and patients who have suffered the ultimate lost. But you and your fellow residents are very luck to have one, and I'm sure they're working hard for you even as I write this.

liz

Chris is correct, there is risk in transporting folks in a hurry.

And this issue is not as relevant to BC as it is elsewhere, as often the choice is chopper or death. BC has a great community hospital,but sometimes folks are sicker/more injured than the docs can fix. Most of BC is a long, narrow valley between serious mountains.


The point of the "Blaine County" is to stockpile items that intrigue me about that part of Idaho.

Ambulance Nurse

Even though I'm working for an Air Ambulance, I wish you never need it. Be safe and sound wherever you move, be it Idaho or Amazon Jungles)))

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