Thursday, June 05, 2008

Shift Change

OK, I can kinda understand why they started this policy "no units at Calliope till your relief is 10-8." And for the most part, units are doing a good job of coming up a little early in order to get the previous shift off on time. Special gratz to Mr. Frank Petta in that department!

Everyone please keep up the good work! Those of you who who are minutemen, please try harder! I will too. Even though I don't recognize half the staff most days with all the FNG's, y'all are the best bunch of people I've ever worked with.

Dispatchers, you need to get on the streets! Before you rearrange every truck in the city because a call came out, give just a minute or so to see how it will play out. It may not be necessary to move me from the the beautiful and enchanting Elysian Fields and Miro. Just a reminder.

2 comments:

melinda said...

Fitz,
No, its not that the people in dispatch need to get on the streets. If you remember correctly, a lot of us have been on the streets and at least one of us (that would be me) has had the career on the streets yanked due to on the job injury. You should know, especially because you have been up here....we have certain rules that we have to follow, and one of those rules is the posting locations of all units. We try our best to accomodate you guys, and we hate to see anybody get off late. We hate to see one truck run more calls than another, but sometimes, that is the way it falls. Hell, when I was on the streets, there was rarely a day that I got off on time. And being moved from post to post is the most strategic way that has been developed to cover the city.
It would be nice to know that you considered those of us in comm ctr part of your team, because we are. Its not fair of anyone to make the street crews and dispatch two seperate entities becuase we aren't. We all have to work together as a team, not against each other as opponents would. I have been knowing you for 5 years now, and just because I am now in communications does not make me any less of a paramedic than I was when we were fighting the raging winds and waters of Katrina, TOGETHER.
--Melinda

Sean said...

Oh heck I know that, love. I just wish the fng's in dispatch had more street experience! Y'all do a great job. Like I said, this is the best buncha people I've ever worked with! Love ya all!