EMS Director Bob Mixter
Resigns after Misuse of MCI Bus
The longtime director of Berkeley County's Emergency
Medical Services has resigned amid accusations that he
allowed a mass casualty transport unit to be used to take
guests to a wedding. Bob Mixter resigned from his position
March 18, according to county spokesman Chip Boling. Boling
would not comment on what prompted the move. He did say
that Mixter's resignation was unexpected and that he was
not asked to leave.Mixter's resignation came three days
after he authorized using an EMS mass casualty transport
unit to shuttle guests to and from a wedding March 15,
Boling said. Mixter could not be reached for comment.
Firefighters Face Trial Board
The D.C. fire lieutenant at the center of the
investigation in the death of Cecil Mills went before a
D.C. Fire and EMS trial board Wednesday. Kellene Davis is
facing six separate neglect of duty charges, including
failure to command her unit and making false statements.
Kellene Davis is facing six separate neglect of duty
charges, including failure to command her unit and making
false statements. Mills collapsed across the street from
the firehouse on Rhode Island Avenue on January 25 and no
one left the building to help him.
Paramedics Killed in Fatal Ambulance Accident
A report on the emergency response to a shooting last
year at Los Angeles International Airport, which left a
security screener dead, cites serious shortcomings in
communication between agencies that left major commanders
in the dark and a long lag in establishing a coordinated
response. An early copy of the report to be presented
Tuesday to airport commissioners was obtained by The
Associated Press. Nothing has been blacked out for security
reasons in the single report that will be presented,
airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles said.
Rural/Metro Employees Walk off The Job in Tennessee
Eight Blount County Rural/Metro ambulance employees
resigned Monday morning, officials said. Jerry Harnish, a
Rural/Metro regional director, said the general manager, a
supervisor and six ambulance workers quit at about 9 a.m.
“They essentially left and gave no reason,” he said. “We
replaced those folks on the schedule and are up and
running.” Harnish said the Blount County Rural/Metro
Ambulance Service had plenty of both part-time and
full-time workers to pick up the slack.