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Comments for Disney Guests Are “In Danger” Say Short-Staffed Firefighters, After Guest Death on Property

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24 Comments

  1. Michelle

    Is anyone surprised that human beings are less important to Paycheck than the almighty dollar?

    1. KenG

      WHat you obviously don’t know is that the Reedy Creek district operates as an independent organization that actually has oversight over what Disney does – Even though yes, it is a Disney entity.

      As others have said, there is a huge shortage of EMTs and first responders all over the county right now for many reasons, not the least of which being forced to be vaccinated (and yes, I an vaxed and I think everyone should be – but it is an issue!)

      1. Michelle

        Well I guess Disney can pour money into paying people out when they sue Disney after loved ones die. Otherwise they could look for help outside the county – like other states. They could offer incentives to come. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. Disney can afford it.

  2. Lucy

    What? Your comment makes no sense. Places are short
    staffed because people want to ride the unemployment food wagon hurting essential areas that need to be covered.

    1. Michelle

      Disney with all its money and resources can’t help with getting staff and fixing problems? Are you really that naive?

      1. KenG

        You are naive by not knowing how the Reedy Creek district operates.
        Look it up!

      2. Sue

        I’m guessing none of you have ever lived in an area that has your First Responders, Fire Dept and EMS be totally VOLUNTEER. Unfortunately I have and have belonged to these organizations. Every minute does count but not everyone is even blessed with 9, 13 or 20 minutes.

    2. Tom

      Except that new unemployment claims are at a 50 year low.

      1. Kim

        You’re absolutely right. And, as if an EMT or firefighter salary could be replaced by $310 per week. But somehow that doesn’t stop this FoxNews talking point from invading every conversation.

        1. Chris B

          Way better than bringing in a cnn or msnbc talking point. Then we’d be talking like we were 5.

          1. Jordan

            From what I’ve seen, fox news is way worse for you lol

        2. Michelle

          Kim, are you a shill? Me thinks thou dust protest too much.

          1. Michelle

            oops, dost not dust😃

        3. SG

          Exactly.

          Also let’s not forget covid has taken first responders lives or the strength to continue to work in the field.
          I think we’ll see more shortages on the news – “they would have survived if a 1st responder was available”,

      2. Nick

        Has nothing to do with this. Do some research into how new unemployment claims are associated with actual employment.

    3. unemployment in Florida is now down to 4.5%, lower than prepandemic levels

  3. Dave Munnell

    The department’s call log shows a medic team arrived within 9 minutes of dispatch, but it took over 13 minutes for a rescue unit from another area on Disney property to arrive and 20 minutes before the woman was given epinephrine.

    This seems pretty quick to me.

    1. Jaxx

      WAY too long. CPR doesn’t do what your body does as far as pumping blood and oxygen to the cells.

      For things such as heart attacks and strokes, MINUTES COUNT. That person should have been at the hospital within those 20 minutes it took for that one person to get the first medication!

  4. Kathleen

    It is only a staffing issue because according to the story Disney does not see to think staffing is a priority

  5. Jaxx

    ONE medic for all of Epcot? That’s ridiculous! I was a Paramedic for almost 15 years and this would be unheard of where I worked. Minimum 2 Medics on staff at all times, and our response area was smaller than any of the parks.

    This has to come down to dollars…..there is no other reason for short-staffing the Disney parks.

    And for the people who think 20 minutes to arrive on scene of a major incident (like a heart attack) in order to administer life-saving drugs? WAY too long. CPR doesn’t do what your body does as far as pumping blood and oxygen to the cells.

    For things such as heart attacks and strokes, MINUTES COUNT. That person should have been at the hospital within those 20 minutes it took for that one person to get the first medication!

    People who have never run 9-1-1 calls shouldn’t really talk about them as if they know.

    1. Joe

      People that aren’t familiar with the specifics of the call really shouldn’t talk about them as if they know. You have no idea of any factors that could have been at play in the response time other that what the union has detailed.

  6. Joe

    The key piece of this article is that the union is in negotiations with Disney. Its pretty pathetic that the union uses the death of this poor woman, releasing details to the public, to sway public opinion and bolster their negotiating position. That’s reprehensible.

  7. Andrew F

    I took a college course on Labor Relations about 6 years ago and wrote a paper on this exact concern at WDW. Having been a cast member and knowing the expansions in both parks and resorts, one thing i noticed was the lack of expansion in RC Services. It was alarming to see the ratio of emergency personnel to guest variance from 1989 to 2016.

  8. M

    How much you wanna bet she got the quackccine? All y’all be dropping like flies out there with heart attacks but yeah keep thinking you’re “doing your part” LOL.

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