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8402089720412de21b60a563fca92824?d=mm Mike Dieffenbach

Proposed Dec. 3, 2017

In a medical emergency, seconds count. In clogged Los Angeles traffic a large ambulance will almost always take longer to reach the scene than a motorcycle. In the event of a cardiac arrest or drug overdose, a paramedic on a motorcycle can mean the difference between life and death. Fire Departments all over the world use motorcycle paramedics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_ambulance The LAFD implemented a successful pilot program of motorcycles in 2012: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/sep/23/local/la-me-lafd-motorcycles-20120924 LAFD abandoned the program because of outmoded thinking and bureaucratic intransigence. Concerns of reduced staffing and therefore a smaller budget likely also contributed to blocking expansion of the program. It's time the citizens of Los Angeles were valued more highly than fire department politics.


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Mark Graves (02/01/2018)
I am afraid the paramedics will be splattered all over the roads. People now do not pay attention to huge fire engines and school buses. What chance does a ? fast small bike have? None. On the up side I would say it is worth looking further into. You can't drag someone off on a litter behind the bike (not me anyway) but perhaps you could get the treatment to them faster (if you arrive alive that is). Hummm. Sounds like AU too.





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