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February 28, 2014

Medic reports department to TV news station

He provided internal documents showing the county does not have enough medics, saying he's worried about the people he serves

ABC11 I-Team

OXFORD, N.C. — Mike D'Haene has spent 33 years working in emergency medical services, first in the Navy, and now as a North Carolina paramedic. He says he contacted the I-Team because he's worried about the people in Granville County he serves.

"It's not a good situation. I think the taxpayers need to be pretty upset about how their money is being spent," he offered.

D'Haene is a captain at Granville County EMS. He gave us internal documents showing us the county does not have enough paramedics to keep all EMS stations open around the clock. The documents reveal that last year EMS Station 6 in Wilton was shut down 22 full days and 52 half days. Station 7 in Oxford was shut down 75 days.

Read full storyABC11 I-Team investigates lack of emergency services in Granville County

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Alan Yates Alan Yates Friday, February 28, 2014 1:38:49 PM I believe there is a time when the mission is more important than the personal interest but it is never easy to put your job on the line like this man has. I hope his community stands behind him because he will need them.
John Arnoldussen John Arnoldussen Friday, February 28, 2014 2:37:28 PM Mike, I stand with you. EMS in every State is suffering due to State's inability to recognize that we provide a service that should be funded as the Local Fire Departments are. Independent EMS, Non-for-profit EMS, and Hospital based Ambulance services should be funded so we can provide the coverage needed in the areas not covered. NOT TO MEANS ION, Paramedics should be compensated for the work we do. It's ridiculous what Medics make across the country and we do it anyways.... When will people understand that EMT's work for peanuts, yet are held at a high standard when it comes to the care we provide 24/7, not to mention the continuing education and community service we endure every year. I feel for the residence who pay taxes to their communities and have a false sense of medical coverage by EMS. You can't blame EMS Services 100% of the time. It's tough to offer coverage when we provide services and are not compensated. It's a trickle down affect that usually comes out of the pockets of our Pre-hospital EMS providers.
Brendan Bass Brendan Bass Friday, February 28, 2014 11:29:00 PM Show me the money I'll come work
Jason Bryant Jason Bryant Saturday, March 01, 2014 12:52:09 PM LOL...that's the problem. I live one county over and the money isn't in Granville County!
Melinda Teaster Williams Melinda Teaster Williams Sunday, March 02, 2014 7:59:38 AM this is a sad sitiuation Mike I bet I could just about 1 up you though in how money is wasted instead of adding adequate personal. 2 thumbs up to you I sure wish our commissioners knew where our money was being spent and how it was being used.

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