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Detroit EMS under fire for response to boy's jump

State rep: 'We are getting to a point where we're not providing emergency medical services to children who are dying in our streets'

By Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

DETROIT — A 9-year-old boy jumped or fell nine stories to his death Wednesday from the window of an apartment building near downtown, police said.

According to preliminary information from the police, the boy, whose name wasn't released Wednesday, had threatened to commit suicide in the past.

Full story: Detroit EMS under fire for response to boy's jump

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Mackle Mart Mackle Mart Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:31:46 PM They keep cutting funds from Detroit EMS. There are a couple of YouTube videos on it. I am sure through investigation though, they will somehow blame a paramedic crew and fire them instead of acknowledging the service is under funded
Erica Stoffregen Erica Stoffregen Friday, July 20, 2012 10:31:55 AM We haven't really had budget cuts here, but when we were bought out by another ambulance company they cut the amount of trucks in the area. We have less to no coverage in the upper half of the county, because they say we don't get as many runs. Does that mean we should have to give up our coverage.

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