Tuesday, June 27, 2006

City Business article "Code Red"

Click this link to read a recent article in City Business about the current EMS situation in NOLA. WDSU covered this story its noon news today, interviewing someone from the magazine about this article. I was glad to see this topic covered on the local news, but it would have been nice if the station had directly involved one of our people instead of secondhand from a features writer. But that will be what our P.R. SOD person will be for, I guess.

Anyway, it's a relatively short and interesting article despite involving Acadian (the "backup" provider for Orleans Parish, according to this piece). Look for quotes from Chris Cruthirds about OT availability due to staffing shortages.

In the "WTF?!" department, my favorite quote was this one:

The agreement New Orleans EMS has with the Morial Convention Center requires it to find new accommodations by Friday. But another extension is likely. Reis said several possible locations have been scouted and EMS hopes to have a permanent home within a month.

White House, we hardly knew ye??

Monday, June 26, 2006

Press photos from Nola.com

20-I with Engine 25 at Carrollton/Walmsley, 2/11/2006

34-S at Fourth/Annunciation, 6/25/06

All photos copyright The Times Picayune