Civilian Warriors, Civilian Healers Jim Schrang

ISBN: 9780976250234

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Civilian Warriors, Civilian Healers  by  Jim Schrang

Civilian Warriors, Civilian Healers by Jim Schrang
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CIVILIAN WARRIORS, CIVILIAN HEALERS is an honest account of the destruction of the worlds busiest emergency response system. New York Citys 911 System takes more than one million calls a year, making it the most active EMS in the world, and JimMoreCIVILIAN WARRIORS, CIVILIAN HEALERS is an honest account of the destruction of the worlds busiest emergency response system. New York Citys 911 System takes more than one million calls a year, making it the most active EMS in the world, and Jim Schrang worked in it more than twenty years: on the streets as a paramedic, under the politics of the Chiefs, and as a sometimes whistleblower whose predictions of disaster rubbed the brass wrong, even when he turned out to be right.

This is his unique account of the disastrous changes that have taken place in NY EMS since FDNY took over. Chronicled here are the scandals we never hear about, from the turf battles that keep units underfunded to the sexual harassment suits filed by female employees, from the workers comp scams to the shameful treatment of EMS workers, one of whom dies.

Another lingers near death while still waiting for FDNY to acknowledge her claim for an illness caught on the job- even the doctor who first treated her denies any acknowledge of the case, her files disappear in a fire where nothing else seems to be touched, and she is left with no proof that her condition ever existed except the doctors name on a medication bottle. It is a story at times absurd and sometimes outrageous, but its consequences are deadly.

Starting from scenes of life on the streets, Schrang takes us through the long series of mis-steps EMS was sent through by the Giuliani administration, culminating in the total unpreparedness for 9/11 that inhibited NY emergency services in the words of someone who was there. ! It will make you wonder just who youre trusting with your familys safety.



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