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Ambulances race to Robert Byrd's home
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Posted on 09/22/2009 7:57:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Ambulances race to Byrd's home By: Manu Raju September 22, 2009 10:16 AM EST

Ambulances and fire trucks were dispatched to the Northern Virginia home of Sen. Robert Byrd Tuesday morning.

A neighbor of the 91-year-old West Virginia Democrat said several ambulances were outside his residence in McLean, Va., and a Byrd spokesman said the senator suffered a fall in his home. An officer at the McLean Fire Department said that a unit was dispatched at 9:10 to the address where Byrd lives, but he declined to comment on the substance of the response.

Byrd – the longest-serving senator in the nation’s history – has been absent from the Senate for much of the year and has been in and out of the hospital battling various ailments.

“Byrd apparently stood up too fast this morning in his home and fell down,” said Jesse Jacobs, a spokesman for the senator. “To err on the side of caution his caregiver called an ambulance. He was taken to the hospital where he is currently being checked out. At this point in time there is no indication that he will be admitted.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 111th; ambulance; barbaric; byrd; corpse; cultureocorruption; kkkbyrd; klansman; robertbyrd; senatorbyrd; termlimits; vampire
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1 posted on 09/22/2009 7:57:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Did he injure himself putting on his Grand Kleagle outfit?


2 posted on 09/22/2009 7:58:07 AM PDT by Lance Romance
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To: Sub-Driver

They always send fire trucks along with ambulances even if there’s no report of fire. Seems like a waste of resources.


3 posted on 09/22/2009 7:58:22 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Sub-Driver
“Byrd apparently stood up too fast this morning in his home and fell down,”

Tripped over his sheet.

4 posted on 09/22/2009 7:59:00 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Sub-Driver

Just as they trot out Dukakas to replace the Kennedy vote. Whoops.


5 posted on 09/22/2009 7:59:29 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Lance Romance
"Did he injure himself putting on his Grand Kleagle outfit?"

He probably got his walker caught in the sheet.

6 posted on 09/22/2009 7:59:29 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Borges

I wonder if they’ll give him the red pill or the blue pill?


7 posted on 09/22/2009 7:59:31 AM PDT by theyreallthesame
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To: Borges

Volunteer fire department.


8 posted on 09/22/2009 7:59:31 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Borges

‘They always send fire trucks along with ambulances even if there’s no report of fire. Seems like a waste of resources.’

I think the firefighters are there to break down the doors in case entrance to the facility proves difficult. Not sure about that, but it sounds good...


9 posted on 09/22/2009 7:59:50 AM PDT by joejm65
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To: Sub-Driver

He ought to resign from the Senate and let the citizens of WV have a senator who is able to function as such. Although I admit he is one of the few Dems with the fortitude to stand up for the Constitution against Obama, and there would be a loss in that area.


10 posted on 09/22/2009 8:00:36 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Borges
They always send fire trucks along with ambulances even if there’s no report of fire. Seems like a waste of resources.

They're sent for manpower assistance. There are many times when I ran rescue in Virginia that we needed the assistance of firefighters to carry a person up or down stairs, etc.

11 posted on 09/22/2009 8:01:07 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
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To: Sub-Driver

As we speak the RATS are looking into a recourse to keep the seat safe for their dirty evil destroy America scheme! Ala Kennedy!


12 posted on 09/22/2009 8:01:34 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Sub-Driver
May he rest in peace and sing with the angels.

Soon.

13 posted on 09/22/2009 8:02:02 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Keep your powder dry, and your iron hidden.)
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To: Borges

In certain cities the ambulances are much busier than the fire trucks so they send them first to assist.


14 posted on 09/22/2009 8:02:06 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: theyreallthesame

You can bet on some pill since he opposes cap & trade.


15 posted on 09/22/2009 8:02:09 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Sub-Driver

In Obamacare world, he would arrive at the hospital for some end of life counseling..


16 posted on 09/22/2009 8:02:24 AM PDT by IamConservative (I'll keep my money. You keep the change.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If he’s broke his hip, the drs. will probably just recommend bed rest and painkillers.
Oh, wait Obamacare isn’t in place yet, is it?
Oh wait again, he wouldn’t apply to him anyway...silly me!


17 posted on 09/22/2009 8:02:25 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Ignore us at your peril.)
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To: GreyFriar

Republican or Democrat Governor in that state?


18 posted on 09/22/2009 8:02:37 AM PDT by 50sDad (The Left cannot understand life is not in a test tube. Raise taxes, & jobs go away.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lucky his plan ISN’T Obamacare.


19 posted on 09/22/2009 8:02:40 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: GreyFriar

Senators like Thurmond, Kennedy, and Byrd are just props. Their staff write and run everything.


20 posted on 09/22/2009 8:03:46 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: Borges

“Seems like a waste of resources.”

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It IS, in the vast majority of cases.

But, prepare for incoming.....


21 posted on 09/22/2009 8:03:53 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: kabar

OMG!!I am laughing so hard..Thanks!

That said why the heck don’t these old farts retire..I am all for the elderly working they are the most intelligent people around,but when it gets to the point of Byrd spending more time in bed at home than in Washington then it is time he is gone...Do they take this man to Washington to vote and then take him home in Air Force One ever day..


22 posted on 09/22/2009 8:05:24 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Sub-Driver
and a Byrd spokesman said the senator suffered a fall in his home.

He should have made sure the eye-holes in the hood were properly aligned before trying to navigate through the living room to get his torch and rope.

23 posted on 09/22/2009 8:05:47 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: screaminsunshine

Just as they trot out Dukakas to replace the Kennedy vote.

Sheets, the next to go.


24 posted on 09/22/2009 8:05:51 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: kabar
The fire departments are volunter in WV. My home town back there has yard sales,they put on dinners to raise money. I sent them a donation check each year. My cousin has been fire chief for years. What ever they are doing when call comes in they run for the fire house or drive their self to the fire or accident location. Its country & many accidents more then fires. MH CA
25 posted on 09/22/2009 8:06:10 AM PDT by mendedheart
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To: Borges

It’s so that if the guy/girl/man/women as a fatso they can get him/her/it out and into the meat wagon.


26 posted on 09/22/2009 8:06:19 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: EyeGuy

In DC they send both EMT and Fire Trucks for every drunk found on the street. I always thought that this was a massive waste of funds. DC was also against privatizing EMT services. Look for the union label.


27 posted on 09/22/2009 8:06:26 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Lance Romance

It’s not often that the white sheet they use to cover the body can also be used as funeral garb.


28 posted on 09/22/2009 8:06:41 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: GreyFriar
Although I admit he is one of the few Dems with the fortitude to stand up for the Constitution against Obama, and there would be a loss in that area.

I've found myself with a strange affection for Byrd ever since I realized that. I also think that he's the ONLY Democrat with the gravitas to be their Howard Baker to Obama's Nixon.

29 posted on 09/22/2009 8:06:53 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: RoseofTexas

I am going to risk FReeper damnation and possibly banning.

I am not at all sympathetic to his plight. I could not give a single half-hearted excuse of a damn for the sorrows of his family.

If that man had died many years ago our Republic would have been much better for it.

If he stays alive, such is the will of God. Don’t bother to ask ME what I think.


30 posted on 09/22/2009 8:07:18 AM PDT by Ronin (Nemo me impune lacesset)
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To: nufsed

Throw Lautenberg into that mix as well.


31 posted on 09/22/2009 8:07:19 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The governor of WV is a Democrat. What happens if there is a vacancy—gubernatorial appointment or special election?


32 posted on 09/22/2009 8:07:58 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: 50sDad

West Virginia? Democrat of course.


33 posted on 09/22/2009 8:08:13 AM PDT by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: Borges
They always send fire trucks along with ambulances even if there’s no report of fire. Seems like a waste of resources.

Maybe he used too much kerosene and burlap on the Cross last night.

34 posted on 09/22/2009 8:09:05 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (Roark, Architect.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Even though the armed forces were then segregated, Byrd was a World War II draft dodger:
“I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”


35 posted on 09/22/2009 8:09:07 AM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: Ronin

It’s beginning to be like “Weekend at Roberts”. He’s in the hospital all the time.


36 posted on 09/22/2009 8:09:55 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: CPT Clay

Term limits and this wouldn’t be an issue.


37 posted on 09/22/2009 8:10:00 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ambulances race to Byrd's home

And the winner is?

38 posted on 09/22/2009 8:10:04 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Borges
Seems like a waste of resources

Sometimes it is, but if you need equipment on the engine to extricate someone, remove a fixed object impaling them so they can be transported with the object in place until medical personnel can remove it in the hospital, etc, you want the equipment there right away. The delay can be the difference between life and death.

People who call 9-1-1 aren't always completely accurate nor comprehensive in their description of the situation.

39 posted on 09/22/2009 8:10:22 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Borges

There are several reasons for sending fire units.

First, many paramedic units are staffed at BLS levels and require a driver from a different unit if they need to make an Advanced Life Support transport.

Second, fire department resources may be closer, so they can get first responders on scene more quickly. Most fire departments require all firefighter to be at least EMTs, and many departments are all paramedic.

I don’t know the protocol in the area, but in Milwaukee, the fire department is dispatched to provide EMS care, then a private ambulance is called for transport unless the patient needs advanced life support transport. This is a common protocol in larger cities.

Finally, in many cases (not this one), when a person has fallen, the fire department will be needed to force entry into the house.


40 posted on 09/22/2009 8:10:36 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Sub-Driver
I just hope he is alright, I can't waste any energy on hate or sarcasm.
41 posted on 09/22/2009 8:10:44 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: CPT Clay

What is he doing, staying invisible. Don’t hear his name much.


42 posted on 09/22/2009 8:10:53 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
There are many times when I ran rescue in Virginia that we needed the assistance of firefighters to carry a person up or down stairs, etc.

Think Nadler...think second alarm...

43 posted on 09/22/2009 8:11:38 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: GreyFriar

I have my political differences with Byrd, but I sincerely wish him a speedy recovery. He is one of the few RATs who actually has some knowledge and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution.


44 posted on 09/22/2009 8:11:41 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: nufsed
Senators like Thurmond, Kennedy, and Byrd are just props. Their staff write and run everything. Sen Quentin Burdik (sp?), D-ND, was so old and feeble it was found is staff was voting for him whenever possible. Not sure how that happens but either way not an eyebrow was raised. Since he was a Dim it didn't matter; if it was a Pubby the Dims would have had a conniption fit.
45 posted on 09/22/2009 8:11:52 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: relee

OMG, They just covered him with a white sheet..... ooops, nevermind, he was getting dressed.


46 posted on 09/22/2009 8:12:08 AM PDT by theyreallthesame
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To: Sub-Driver

Was the ambulance service named after him? Everything else there is.


47 posted on 09/22/2009 8:12:08 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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To: MediaMole

PS: If it’s a US senator send everybody.


48 posted on 09/22/2009 8:12:50 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: OldMissileer

WVA will be voting for Byrd 15 years after he’s gone. Everything in the state is named after him, but the state. He’s responsible for more federal jobs in WVA than any 10 presidents.


49 posted on 09/22/2009 8:14:42 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
The governor of WV is a Democrat. What happens if there is a vacancy—gubernatorial appointment or special election?

First the governor gets to replace Byrd's name on all the stuff around the state with his own! After that he could appoint himself as Senator so he can get a better retirement and health care plan.

50 posted on 09/22/2009 8:14:49 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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