I was amused by Charlie LeDuff’s attempted interview with the “interim” Fire Commissioner after an ambulance caught fire on a call with a patient in the back.
You know, what confuses me about Detroit, and the ambulance service in general, is that they haven’t been shown up by any sort of competition. You figure that a private company (and there are at least a dozen in the Detroit metro area) would swoop in and take the place of the fire department ambulances.
I mean come on, the fire department is providing service at a fraction of it’s necessary level, a private should be able to step in and get the people of Detroit to call them instead, or at least as a companion to get some help out there. I know that if the department here had a 30 minute response to 911 calls, non emergencies and life threatening emergencies alike, we’d be buried in lawsuits.
Maybe some entrepreneur or politician in Detroit will step up.