Thursday, July 11, 2013

More Evidence on the Myth of the Efficent Government Organized First Responders

I have already written about the myth of efficent government organized first responders. They are afterall part of bureaucratic government agencies. You do not get efficient service from such bureaucracies.

The just released tapes of emergency calls after the crash of Asina flight 212 provides an object lesson about my point. From LaTi (my bold)
As critically injured passengers lay on the tarmac near the wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, other passengers pleaded with emergency dispatchers to send ambulances to help the victims, according to 911 tapes released Wednesday.[...]

"There are no ambulances here. We've been on the ground 20 minutes," one woman said on the tape, which was obtained by NBC Bay Area.

"There are people laying on the tarmac with critical injuries, head injuries," the woman continued. "We're almost losing a woman here. We're trying to keep her alive."

Another female passenger told a dispatcher that there were not enough medics to treat the injured.

"There are a bunch of people who need help, " the woman said, adding that one victim had severe burn injures. "She's really burned. She will probably die soon if she doesn't get help."

Be careful of government officials such as Nancy Pelosi, who will spread propaganda about government operators (my bold):

 Our city is immeasurably grateful for the swift response of the flight crew who quickly evacuated passengers; for the air traffic controllers who effectively diverted traffic; for the brave first responders and the hospital staff who are ensuring the swift recovery of the injured.  Their actions are a testament to the strength, courage, and selflessness that defines the Bay Area.  


  1. I'm sure they will schedule a commendation ceremony soon for posterity.

  2. At their best, cops, paramedics and firefighters are great, but let's stop calling them 'first responders' - they are really second responders, at least when major disasters happen. That's what NPR said...

    See here.