Saturday, October 23, 2021

Letter to the Editor: I Prefer Sooner Over Later

Which scenario would you prefer?

You are experiencing crushing chest pain from a heart attack and can barely breathe.

Marco paramedics arrive in 4 minutes or less, give life saving meds as needed and transport you immediately to a hospital.


Marco paramedics arrive, do chest compressions, then stand around another five minutes waiting for Collier County paramedics to arrive.

Sure, Collier County tells us their response times meet the standard. That’s because Marco paramedics arrive first and that bolsters Collier’s response times.

If I am having a heart attack, I want faster response and transport times. I prefer sooner over later any day.  I am voting YES for the COPCN.

Ray Seward

Marco Island

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