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“911 Abuse,” Deteriorating Fleet Adding to Scarcity of Offered Ambulances: Officials

The death of a 5-month-old kid Thursday afternoon in D.C. brought attention to a growing issue in the region. Officials say “& ldquo; 911 abuse & rdquo; adds to a lack of offered ambulances. The child was participated of the way to the medical facility by fire truck since the closest ambulance was seven miles away. (There’& rsquo; s no sign that the transportation of the child was a consider his death.) The head of the D.C. firefighters union and city officials state 911 abuse– individuals calling for an ambulance when they don’& rsquo; t actually require one– is getting out of hand. People call 911 for things as simple as stubbed toes, headaches or toothaches, stated Ed Smith, of the union. “& ldquo; At the end of the day if they wish to go to the healthcare facility, we need to provide that service to them,” & rdquo; he said. The variety of low-priority, non-life-threatening calls so far this year is more than 56,000, according to information from Mayor Muriel Bowser’& rsquo; s workplace. That & rsquo; s compared to about 1,300 require the most important emergencies, like heart attacks. City authorities have said the number of 911 require medical emergency situations is at an all-time high, which is a problem on the fire department. Those calls likewise are ending up being a concern for surrounding jurisdictions. When D.C. finds itself shorthanded, the city asks neighboring jurisdictions to send help. But 911 abuse is not the only problem. D.C. still isn’& rsquo; t fully deploying its ambulances. 6 months ago, the mayor promised 49 ambulances on task during the power shifts, but on Thursday and Friday there were about 10 less ambulances in service. “& ldquo; We’re investing millions of dollars to purchase and fix those rigs as rapidly as possible so we can consistently be at 49 devices,” & rdquo; City Administrator Rashad Young stated. …
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Profits and turnover rise at TOM Vehicle Rental

Airdrie based TOM specialises in providing industrial automobiles for sale or rental, fleet management, maintenance and repair services. It has a fleet of practically 9,000 cars and has plans to broaden that to 16,000 by 2018 then to 18,000 by the end of the following year. Yearly accounts which are being filed at Business Residence will certainly reveal pre-tax profit in the most recent financial year was up 56 per-cent from ₤ 1.6 m to ₤ 2.5 m. Writing in the accounts the directors said the company had taken advantage of a strategy which was designed “to adjust to the challenges of the present market.” TOM sealed the 2 English acquisitions in November last year and followed them up by purchasing Citroen automobile and van dealer Alistair Fleming in the early weeks of this year. The latter deal included websites in Ayr, Kilmarnock and Dundee to the group’s burgeoning profile. Robert Stewart, group managing director stated he would be eager to add a rental offer at those websites in the future. He suggested the business is still looking at methods to grow even more which includes extending its geographic protection. Mr Stewart said: “Our intention is to additional boost our fleet and national infrastructure. “Throughout the next 12 months we will remain to reinforce our business to prepare for additional development with our Yorkshire depot opening in Castleford [just recently] and an expectation of opening in London extremely soon. “We believe our service proposal is industry-leading and we intend to make it offered nationally.” The accounts stated around ₤ 99m was committed to fleet renewal in the fiscal year. There was likewise more than ₤ 3m invested in brand-new websites, IT facilities and property improvements. Average staff member numbers increased from 374 to 491 however those are now thought to be higher than 530. The accounts keep in mind staff expenses enhanced from ₤ 10.2 m to ₤ 13.9 m. Business was founded by Jim Rafferty with his kid James also a director in business. Caledonian Alloys co-founder Hugh Stewart came on board as an inve …
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