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THE NOT VERY CANNY FOLK AT THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace on the 12th March 2019 at 11:59 - Posted in Police Blogs

The financial acumen of the people who service the Ministry of Justice has never been a pre - requisite for employment.  Indeed government in general of whatever department has been infamous for selling off assets at giveaway prices the most scandalous of all being Gordon Brown`s selling our gold at a time when the market was at its lowest for years. In 2010 the MOJ began the great court sell off.  Buildings deemed superfluous to need were closed and most but not all were sold to a first
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Written by RSS Poster Medic Scribe on the 12th March 2019 at 9:43 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

I’m on scene of an overdose. A fifty year old man in an unkempt apartment went unresponsive after sniffing two bags of heroin. His neighbor found him, giving him 4 mgs of Naloxone IN, and then called us. The man is alert and oriented by our arrival and does not wish to go to the hospital. The neighbor says he will watch the man. He still has another Naloxone in case the man goes out again. He says he gets his Naloxone from the local harm reduction agency. The cop on scene shakes his head and says,
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How We Feel Versus What Dispatch Hears

Written by RSS Poster Medic Scribe on the 09th March 2019 at 12:01 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

It has been busy at work lately and the crews have been getting pounded.  An EMT posted this video (found on the internet) on our employee Facebook page.  I laugh every time I think of it.  If you have never worked commercial EMS in a high volume system, you might not appreciate it.  I can only say, over thirty years, I have witnessed similar scenes hundreds of times with scores of partners. Accurate?🤣#soundon #emshumor #emt #paramedic #dispatchproblemsvideo: @summerofrudes
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Wallowing In It

Written by RSS Poster StorytellERdoc on the 08th March 2019 at 18:11 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

"Sometimes shit just happens."Just a few days ago, I finished yet another string of four hectic shifts in the ER of our incredibly busy trauma center. After saying my goodbyes to my coworkers and transferring the care of my remaining patients to my partner, I left the building through our ambulance doors, avoiding the main pedestrian entranceway where the hectic waiting room sat. It was a safe choice to leave this way, as it was 3 a.m. and both the ER and the waiting room were still swarming
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Wallowing In It

Written by RSS Poster StorytellERdoc on the 08th March 2019 at 17:17 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

"Sometimes shit just happens."Just a few days ago, I finished yet another string of four hectic shifts in the ER of our incredibly busy trauma center. After saying my goodbyes to my coworkers and transferring the care of my remaining patients to my partner, I left the building through our ambulance doors, avoiding the main pedestrian entranceway where the hectic waiting room sat. It was a safe choice to leave this way, as it was 3 a.m. and both the ER and the waiting room were still swarming
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Connecticut Overdose Deaths 2018

Written by RSS Poster Medic Scribe on the 08th March 2019 at 15:55 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

The official death numbers for 2018 are out from the Connecticut Medical Examiner’s office. Connecticut Accidental Drug Intoxication Deaths 1017 people died in Connecticut of accidental overdoses, down 21 from 2017.  This is the first decline (albeit minor) after six years of escalation. 746 people died in Connecticut due to the presence of Fentanyl, up 71 from 2017. Still  much work to go before we can rest. *** Here’s a town by town breakdowns of deaths by residence and
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From stop and search to stop and talk and stop and think

Written by RSS Poster CC Dave Thompson on the 08th March 2019 at 14:45 - Posted in Police Blogs

Last week I called the murder of three teenage boys in Birmingham a local emergency. This week murders in London and Manchester made this a national crisis. On Wednesday I joined other Chiefs at a meeting with the Home Secretary to discuss our response which was a very positive, energised meeting. Meanwhile you have been working incredibly hard. From the staff investigating these crimes to officers carrying out searches in often difficult circumstances. I commend you all for stepping up to the challenge
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18 IS TOO YOUNG TO BE A MAGISTRATE

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace on the 07th March 2019 at 14:39 - Posted in Police Blogs

In 2012 the minimum age for magistrates was reduced from 27 to 18. I considered that a gross error at the time and still do.  The current minimum age for voting is also 18. The Representation of the People Act 1969 lowered the voting age from 21 to 18, with effect from 1970 and remained in force until the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013 which allowed 16 year olds to vote for the first time but only in Scotland and only in that particular referendum. Soldiers cannot be sent into combat
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Naming Names

Written by RSS Poster policecommander on the 06th March 2019 at 10:45 - Posted in Police Blogs

Earlier this week, using a set of very carefully chosen words, Theresa May appeared to suggest that there was no connection between falling police numbers and rising violent crime. She was wrong.  Of course the rise in violence is not only about police numbers (there are a hugely complex combination of factors in play), but implying that there is no connection at all between those two things defies both common sense and the professional experience of thousands of police officers, my own included.  And
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THE COST OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AT M.O.J.

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace on the 05th March 2019 at 11:27 - Posted in Police Blogs

From time to time I have commented, often disparagingly, on the press/public relations department of the Ministry of Justice.  Latest figures on that department are that currently there are 31 employees at a cost of..........comprising employee salary along with employer pension and National Insurance contributions........£2,354,000. This represents 0.03% of the MOJ budget.I don`t know how this compares with other central government departments but on the surface this F.O.I. answer appears
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Knife Crime – A Five Point Plan

Written by RSS Poster policecommander on the 04th March 2019 at 15:41 - Posted in Police Blogs

My phone has been ringing consistently in the last 24 hours – a succession of calls from journalists wanting to talk about Knife Crime, or to arrange radio and TV interviews to talk about Knife Crime. Prior commitments have meant that I’ve had to turn almost all of those requests down, but this is what I would have said given the chance: (1) A Long Term Plan We need a long term plan for dealing with knife crime – at least ten years, preferably twenty. We need to understand that,
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FAILING GRAYLING IS POLITICS TODAY

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace on the 01st March 2019 at 13:43 - Posted in Police Blogs

Over the last five years I have not been alone in castigating the "improvements" brought about by the former Justice Secretary Chris Grayling. Indeed quick use of the search box will indicate just what a catastrophe this incompetent man has been.  Reinforcing the fact that it was not a departmental failing of one sort or another today brings news of his ramshackle approach in his current job as Transport Secretary which has once more cost the taxpayers of the UK £millions.  The fact that
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Fleece Pajama Bottoms 2019

Written by RSS Poster StorytellERdoc on the 01st March 2019 at 13:00 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

People will stare. Make it worth their while. Can someone please tell me the exact moment when fleece pajama bottoms became the fashion sensibility of America?I can't pinpoint the moment exactly, but several years ago I began to notice that many of our ER patients were presenting for treatment wearing nice fluffy fleece bottoms. Men. Women. Old. Young. These fleece bottoms seemed to be enjoyed by a variety of the population. Most of these earlier bottoms for the younger patients were of superheroes
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Cameras in Ambulances

Written by RSS Poster Medic Scribe on the 28th February 2019 at 2:21 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

They have installed cameras in our ambulance just behind the rear view mirror. The camera records both the traffic in front of the ambulance and inside the front cab of the ambulance. It does not record the passenger compartment, and it (supposedly) is only a video recording.  Audio would be illegal in our state. The camera is programmed to record in the case of an accident or sudden deceleration or swerve. It can also turn on if the driver or front seat passenger hit a button on the device.
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Fire & Rescue Authority approves Chief Fire Officer’s bold plans to fight austerity

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News on the 28th February 2019 at 0:00 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Fire & Rescue Authority approves Chief Fire Officer’s bold plans to fight austerity

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