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Will there be a medical doctor to oversee a discussion between fire management and commissioners about medical protocol and certification requirements? Florida has a national reputation as a great place for doctor shopping for prescription drugs. I hope this is not the beginning of commissioners and fire districts to do the same by seeking there own medical directors for certification.
Because in my world I like medical protocols and certification requirements under the direction of a medical director not a fire chief, or for that matter county commissioners. And adding more medical directors for municipalities does not offer an efficient means to administer emergency resources. It will lead to additional costs with no incremental change to care.
Unless, you like your diagnosis under the review of commissioners rather than trained physicians. To further erode the doctor patient relationship by now including fire personnel, with the added expense of fire district territorial wars.
And folks, remember, firefighters' job responsibility if first and foremost as a firefighter. And EMS as on-site medical treatment. Do not confuse responsibilities, because it could be life-threatening.
Remember not all fire personnel sent to a scene are equally certified, and there is a reason for that: they have not met the level of responsibility as dictated by certification and job description. Unless, you like your medical care under complete supervision of a fire chief.
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