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Official Injured At Football Game Draws Questions Over Ambulance Attendance

October 1st, 2018 by WCBC Radio

At Friday night’s Allegany vs. Silver Oak football game the head official of the game was struck by two players during the course of play. Reportedly following the collision the official was not breathing and did not have a pulse. WCBC’s Rock Cioni describes the scene…

Several people on the field with medical training responded. However, it took approximately 15 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at the scene prompting questions of why an ambulance is not present during high school football games…

One Response to “Official Injured At Football Game Draws Questions Over Ambulance Attendance”

  1. October 01, 2018 at 7:46 pm, Kenneth D McKenzie said:

    The ambulance no longer stands by at football games because the City has dropped staffing of the on duty personnel from 13 – 11 and call volume over the same period has increased by 1000 calls. The on duty staff is stretched so thin there is no one available to commit to standby for the football game. It would need to be covered by and overtime crew to be committed to stay at the stadium. The School board budgets for overtime for City Police to be on site for each football game at Greenway but they do not budget for an ambulance crew o stand by.
    Ken McKenzie
    President
    IAFF Local 1715
    Cumberland MD

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