This coming Monday we can all enjoy the Memorial Day Parade. Near the front of the parade will be Post 53. After the parade, Post will host the Fraud Fair at Tilly Pond. The Fraud Fair is to raise money for Post, the organization which has fought having Paramedics based in Darien. You would think that Post would have led the fight for Paramedics so Darien would have the very best EMS system and lives could be saved. Even now, Post will not open its stuffed coffers to pay for Darien based Paramedics until a contract for Paramedics is finalized.
I have often wondered what a day in the life of Post might be like. Let me just think what last Saturday 5/21/16 might have been like.
At about 2PM, did a call from CMED dispatch Post on a mutual aid call to Norwalk to assist an injured police officer near I-95 after a high speed chase? Did a Postie ask CMED if this was a priority call requiring lights and sirens? Wouldn’t any call involving a Cop Down require lights and sirens? Did the Posties have to ask directions four times?
Did a second call for mutual aid to Norwalk come from CMED? Did it take some time for Post to decide that they would respond? If so, why?
If Norwalk asks for mutual aid from Darien, it means that Norwalk’s Paramedics are busy. Calling for Post’s EMTs is better than nothing. It also means that Norwalk has no Paramedics to respond to Darien. Of course, Darien has no Paramedics.
At about 2:30PM, did Post have to respond to a rollover on Middlesex Road without a supervisor? Did an off duty AEMT Post supervisor have to respond?
Was this one day in the life of Post 53?
Enjoy the Fraud Fair.