This article had a bit that made me say "WTF?"
EMT/ambulance workers in NYC don't have GPS devices. This can be problematic if they're called to an obscure address, or if they're working outside their normal service area. In NYC, there's a lot of 1 block streets in obscure locations. In a severe emergency, an ambulance can be called someplace outside the crew's normal area.
Some crews resort to bringing their own GPS devices, but that’s against the rules and they could be punished if caught, Bahnken said.I can't believe that someone would say that with a straight face. I can't imagine the reporter not saying "WTF? This is bull****!"
EMT workers aren't allowed to bring their own GPS devices to work? Some State bureaucrat actually made up such a rule and is enforcing it? How can someone do that with a straight face?
The State is about power and control. State bureaucrats are threatened by an EMT worker who uses non-State-issued tools to do his job.