Saturday, November 04, 2006

Bad Idea!

Someone is selling their old uniforms on Ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200042576233&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:11
and on craigslist
http://neworleans.craigslist.org/clt/226646418.html

I really don't think this is a good idea. For one thing, this is a uniform that's only worn by a few, those who earn it. More seriously, who the heck is buying these items and what are they going to do with them? This is just the thing that can pose a serious security risk for various events around the city. EMS basically has carte blanche as far as access into virtually any building or event in the city. Anybody wearing a uniform (with less than good intentions) would pretty much have the same access anywhere with no questions asked.
In addition, you know that there are those freaks out there who think of themselves as some sort of hero, the ones on scenes who say they're EMT's when in fact they've never had any kind of training at all. If such a person was to "treat" someone while wearing this uniform, how would it reflect on us, especially if there was some royal screw-up on their part? In addition, New Orleans EMS may hold some legal responsibility in such a situation.
Would you expect to see NOPD selling their uniforms to non-police? Of course not; you can imagine the havoc that the fallout would create. For the same reason, I'd encourage y'all to never give or sell your old uniforms to civilians, and if you know who is involved in this practice to please advise them to stop!

21 comments:

Sean said...

I've emailed the seller asking them to remove these items. Please, y'all do the same!

Anonymous said...

This is what I sent to the asshole...read away: "Whoever you are...I do not think that your selling this uniform is funny or appropriate. I suggest that you remove this posting from both this site and Ebay. Whether or not you believe it or not, if you worked with us for any length of time, you would know that there have been a number of people that have died wearing those patches. And for you to sell them online....is a slap in my face and the faces of those who you apparently used to work with. Think about what you are doing here....remove them from the sites!!!"

Nick

Anonymous said...

IT'S ALEX GOLDBERG...got a reply to my e-mail. All I can say is that he really does not know what he is doing, and I get no impression that it is going to be removed. Maybe we should see what can be done about it...any suggestions?

Nick

Sean said...

I emailed him back again and asked him to reconsider selling his stuff. I don't get the impression he he's going to either. While I don't think it'll be the end of the world, let's try and disncourage others from doing the same thing.
-Fitz

Anonymous said...

heard that guy was working over @ Jacques-Imo's. Hmmmmmmmm

melinda said...

Jacques-imo's? What the crap is that? I went looking on e-bay and unless I wasn't looking in the right spot, which is very possible, I did not see anything.....maybe he had a change of heart?

Anonymous said...

Just click on the links at the top of the post....

Melinda said...

I knew that.....just making sure you knew that.....haha! Thank you, I didn't even realizt that was up there.

EQUENSUEHOCHA said...

What a Douche! I may have to go eat at Jaquemo's this week. wink wink. thats not considered city property or at least the patches?

Anonymous said...

I guess he doesn't value very much the time he spent working at NOHD.

I'm not even going to bother being insulted by someone who obviously never deserved to wear the patch.

girlmedic said...

Melinda Jacques Imos is a restarant uptown suppose to be pretty good.....LOL Goldberg must really be desperate a hundred bucks for a shirt???Maybe we can all get together for dinner at that jacques place n have him as our waiter!!

resQscooter said...

Not sure how "illegal" his auctions are but someone should let Cliff know. As the diresctor he could contact ebay and possibly get them to pull the auctions. The other option is to just beat the fuck out of him!!!

T-MAN said...

As much as I agree with what is being said here, lets remember who we are talking about. He never showed any signs of caring about this service from the get go. Remember he's the one with the ever changing hair, and felt that he needed not to have to prove himself to earn anyones respect or trust. So F#%* him as far as I'm concearn. Yes Matt should contact Homeland Security who I'm sure can have these items removed from the E-Bay system.

resQscooter said...

Well I reported him to ebay and a search today shows that all of the "official" NOHD EMS items are no longer listed. I informed them that under the prohibited items section (government transport uniforms) these auctions could pose a security risk to all involved parties. I know I am no longer there physically but I will always be a New Orleans paramedic at heart and this just really made me angry. Miss you all,
Scooter

Melinda said...

You are still handlin' up on things....even from way the heck in BFE!!!!! You go boy! We miss you too.....

i'msofain said...

Thanks, Scooter!!!!!!!! GREAT JOB

girlmedic said...

Thanks Scott!! Glad to know you still got out backs!Miss ya lots...ya know we're hiring and just got a payraise right?!!! ;) Give Laura a Lick or two from vic and I....Love ya

EQUENSUEHOCHA said...

Fuckin Scooter Rocks!

T-MAN said...

Yes indeed he rocks, and if you need someone to by proxy return girlmedics request I'll handle it for you " down" this way for you Scooter!!!

Anonymous said...

отшлепанные школьницы видео онлайн http://free-3x.com/ училку на стол видео порно free-3x.com/ геи порно фото подростков [url=http://free-3x.com/]free-3x.com[/url]

Anonymous said...

[color=#336699]ВИА [url=http://dejavu-group.ru/index.php]Дежа вю[/url] - это коллектив виртуозных вокалистов и музыкантов на праздник.
[url=http://dejavu-group.ru/artist.php]Дежа вю[/url]- один из лидеров в области организации и проведения праздников, дней рождения, шоу-программ, копроративов, торжеств и дней рождения.
В репертуаре музыкантов на праздник Deja Vu около 3 тыс. произведений.
Только живое исполнение. Поп, хиты 70-80-90-х, диско, джаз, ретро, современная музыка, европейские хиты, фоновая музыка, шансон .
Музыканты Dejavu-group располагает мощной качественной музыкальной аппаратурой, которая позволяет заполнить плотным и приятным уху звуком как маленькое помещение (фуршет), так и большое помещение (корпоратив до 1000 человек).

Игорь +7 916 623 4047, Андрей +7 910 483 8294 [/color]