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Injured on the job?

Commentary by: Jillian A. Cohen |

Over the past several months, the Concerned Citizen has received several emails from Rohan LawFederal and District workers who have been injured on the job and are concerned about their rights under the law, so we consulted with the professionals and were surprised at what we learned about government officials and their ineptness, which often results in lawsuits with very large payouts. If you are suffering from a work related injury or illness; you are entitled to benefits from your employer for lost wages, medical bills, job retraining and placement, permanent disability and more.

So click on the logo I’ve posted in this report and read about the Rohan Law Firm, then select the District of Columbia or Federal tab on the left to see a brief description of your rights.  Make The Call!

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Private ambulance company starts EMS services in DC tomorrow.

amr-ambulance-300x199In February 2016, American Medical Response (AMR) was asked to assist DCFEMS with the additional call load for EMS services in the city. As part of the agreement, the company will operate and maintain 29 private ambulances with up to 25 Available during high-call volume periods. The private units will be spread throughout the city and could be on the scene of an incident within 10 minutes after dispatch.

We think that its probably a good deal for citizens and visitors who need fast ems service, but it definitely points out how poor planning and bad management decisions by our elected and appointed city officials have hampered city services over the years.

What’s your take on this DC?

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Street Fighters…

Illustration of Donald Trump by Alexander HunterIn an article written by Monica Crowley of the Washington Times, Donald Trump is described as a street fighter for the GOP.

Well, some of our city officials seem to think a street car, that runs 2 miles in Northeast, is more important then fixing ongoing problems that have plagued our city for years like crime, housing, 911, and the Metro for example.

Maybe concerned citizens in DC need to get rid of, (vote out), some of the old dead weight we have sitting on the council and elect a few new, tough, no-nonsense Street Fighters to set priorities in order and make our city great again. If you agree, remember this during future local elections.

Trump illustration by… Alexander Hunter. 🙂

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5 Labor Laws your Agency may be violating:

Commentary by: Alison Green, US News and World Report

workplacebullyingDo you know what rights you have at work? You might assume that your Agency’s managers and supervisors understand Labor Law and always follow the rules, but in reality many employers regularly violate employment law, either knowingly or unknowingly.

Listed in this report are the most common ways that managers and supervisors break workplace labor laws, some of them being so common that most employees don’t even realize their rights are being violated. Take a look and see if you spot anything here that your Agency should be doing differently. (click here)

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Cost over Concern!

Commentary by: Jillian A. Cohen |

wagnerspic“It’s ten after ten on a Wednesday morning and a stabbing victim is in cardiac arrest. Where are all the ambulances?” This pic and statement, released by Paul Wagner on Twitter, exposes three deep rooted problems that have plagued this city for years, in my estimation.

Number 1: City official’s refusal to implement an ongoing media campaign focusing on public awareness with a concentration on the proper use of our 911 system.

Number 2: City official’s unwillingness to admit policy failures and reverse same. Such as; The DCFEMS’s Dual Role training program, which effectively forces firemen to become medical personnel. As a former paramedic, I believe this program is counter productive. Firefighting is a science, a hard enough craft to perfect in it’s own rite. Pre-med, which is what EMT’s and Paramedics practice on a daily basis, is like fire science in that the discipline is just as hard to learn and as challenging to get right, especially on the streets of DC in emergency situations.

Number 3: City official’s failure to act in a responsible manner to purchase enough ems units to cover a city of this size, (especially when citizens are allowed to call 911 and request an ambulance for finger rings that are to tight, or even a doctor’s appointment), and to hire and/or train enough personnel to man the units in order to keep the 2 aforementioned disciplines totally separate like they were years ago when the entire 911 system seemed to work better. In those days the 911 system itself operated as 2 separate disciplines, MPD and Fire.

Again, our elected officials chose the Cost over Concern for the safety of the citizens and visitors of the Nation’s Capital.

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