This kind of stuff irritates me, and it happens all the time.
If you haven’t been following this story, you should. The North Naples Fire District had their ability to provide ALS on-scene care revoked by the local medical director because of poor performance and their training not meeting his standards. OK, maybe there is more to the story then what the media tells us, but this sounds pretty simple to me. It’s his license. Either provide care and train to his standards, or don’t provide care.
I would think that the department would have taken this message and headed straight for the classroom. Instead, they spent their time raising their voices and eventually found a way to provide ALS service by bypassing the local medical-control system. Nope, let’s not fix the problem, we’ll just find a medical director who will let us do what we want.
I would be interested to hear what the people of that community have to say.