Call For Service
What did/do you guys call them out there?
We assisted them in five point restraining this person to the bed then watched as they put him in a k-hole.
A clue is when the ambulance arrives and they address the patient on a first name basis.
Solid reminder of the human factor, something I tend to forget when I read stories of people being attacked or businesses being broken into, by 'those homeless addicts'...I wish someone had been there to find my brother in law in time when he overdosed in Vancouver at the age of 23.
He wasn’t a write off. He had fallen hard but was making some progress, and the family was trying to reconcile some long and ugly stuff. His descent into drug use came in the wake of circumstances anyone would struggle to make it through.
Let’s not forget there are real people at the centre of this. Sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers… they leave real people behind and hurting when they die.
Where do we, as a society, draw the line?")
I'm suggesting that given some individuals' apparent quest to OD (who OD on a regular basis) we should not have EMS resources unavailable for people who need real help periodically, but who aren't OD'ing on a daily or weekly basis.
I’m tired of funding a system that prioritizes care to addicts and those who decide to live disconnected from society. There isn’t enough money and socialism in the country to help them.Everyone is worth saving, but some people are worth saving more than others. The "system" doesn't work without funding, and some people are much greater producers than others. Keeping them healthy keeps the "system" healthy.
Sorry... I like that movie a little too much.
I’m tired of funding a system that prioritizes care to addicts and those who decide to live disconnected from society.
The inquest had previously been told that the 911 dispatcher who took the initial call had reported to the paramedic crew that xxxxx “had been drinking,” when the caller actually said he’d fallen over and “it looks like he might be drunk.”
Sauve qui Peut!!
Victoria businesses consider moving amid spiralling random violence
Many store owners and staffs are used to almost daily incidents. Some have pepper spray for protection.
Ryan Burghardt, owner of Budget Brake and Muffler, shows where a fence around his yard had been cut. Ryan Burghardt was recently charged by a man brandishing scissors and a handful of his own feces.
It wasn’t the first time the owner of Budget Brake and Muffler, at Douglas and Bay streets, has had to ward off attacks and threats or absorb the costs of ongoing thefts and vandalism by an unsheltered population in the downtown core, many of them suffering from drug addiction and severe mental-health issues. And it isn’t going to be the last, Burghardt said.
“It happens all the time around here,” he said.
Vehicles have been damaged, staff have been put in danger and items have been stolen, including a cellphone off the front counter.
“You just wonder if it’s ever going to end,” Burghardt said. “Moving my business out of the downtown core is a weekly thought. Langford is an option, but it’s pretty hard to uproot a 40-year-old business. I already commute from Mill Bay because I’ve moved my family to a safer place to live.”
Burghardt’s nine staff are used to the almost daily incidents. Some have pepper spray for protection.
A block away on Government Street, David Screech of Gregg’s Furniture is considering moving his business; it has been there for 55 years.