So a father in Virginia called in an emergency call because his 18 month old daughter was having a seizure. Two volunteer firefighters were the first responders on the scene. The nearest medic was about 10 to 15 minutes away, so the firemen took the little girl in their fire truck to the hospital. She was put on oxygen in the truck and arrived at the hospital’s trauma room within 13 minutes of the call made by the dad.
The fire fighters have been suspended because their truck is not a licensed “transport” vehicle. County officials say this is a regulatory compliance issue.
I side with the fire fighters.