Patient Dies Following Dispatch Delay in Florida

An 80 year old Marco Island resident died last week and fingers are being pointed in different directions about why a 911 call for an ambulance was not promptly dispatched by the county EMS system.

NBC2 has been investigating the incident since it occurred on October 3. News video.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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