II-Private Ambulance Investigation: "Sadism Rides an Ambulance" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune

II-Private Ambulance Investigation: "Sadism Rides an Ambulance" - William Jones - Chicago Tribune

by: William Jones | publication date: June 8, 1970 | Publication: The Chicago Tribune | pages: 1-2

"The ambulance siren gave a final growl as we arrived in front of the blighted south side buliding.  I leaped from the vehicle, my heart pounding. It was my first day on the job as an ambulance attendant and my first emergency call.  I had good reason to be nervous.  Reporting for work less than an hour before, I was immediately assigned to an ambulance.  Now, with no training in the handling of a stretcher or the use of oxygen, I was to be confronted with a reported heart attack victim who could be fighting for her life.  The city code requires only first aid training to be liscened as an attendant. . ."

A Tribune reporter's second report based on two months of undercover work as a Chicago ambulance driver.

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