Also clogging the bandwith at Chronicles of EMS.com
Not content with one party, Chronicles of EMS Co-Creator and Jedi Master Thaddeus Setla has organized a three city LIVE premiere event to raise awareness for our cause as well as the new film FIRESTORM.
From the website:
“Every minute in the United States, an ambulance gets turned away from an emergency room because hospitals are simply too full. In Los Angeles, where the wait time in some ERs is as long as 48 hours, the entire 911 system is being challenged in ways that are alarming.
FIRESTORM follows Los Angeles Fire Department Station 65, located in South Los Angeles, a neighborhood with a largely uninsured and undereducated population. The LAFD handles all emergency medical services for the city of Los Angeles, and currently 82% of the department’s work is medical, rather than fire-related. Eleven hospitals have closed in just five years in LA, and the challenge of delivering more than 500 patients per day to a shrinking number of hospitals is overwhelming to the LAFD. With resources strained, and 911 being used for everything from heart attacks to stomach aches, LAFD paramedics have become virtual ‘doctors in a box’.”
If you are on the west coast, your event is at the Gordon Biersch Brewery in San Francisco, CA, #2 Harrison Street on the Embarcadero. 6pm
If you are on the east coast, your event is at Fado’s Irish Pub 1500 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA. 8pm
Fret not midwest, the Fado in Chicago, IL 100 West Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 7pm is your location.
For more details and how you can participate in your own way, join the Chronicles of EMS community HERE and follow the facebook group for updates and additional cities when added.
If you want a party in your town, stop waiting and get out there and get proactive and make one.
And don’t forget that OTHER EMS show you can share during EMS week: