Jeff Hockman, dark coat,and Dan Bojolad, light coat,help EMS technicians carry injured boy from North Detroit home.
The Crisis in Health Services
By ROBERT PARKER/Editor
Medic 75, respond to 22 29 East Lawn. It's a two-year-old having convulsions. Run number 193.
Run 793. Two-year-old child with convulsions at 2 2 2 9 East Lawn. 75 on (he way.
Dispatch, would you do a favor and call 911 again. We're getting no results. Could you push them?
What do you have there, Medic 9?
We have a definite child DOS.
Is that natural causes?
Yes, it looks like it.
A child dead on scene. OK, Medic 9, we'll call it in ... .
Medic 76, I have one for you now. Respond to 8420 John R. This is a boy with a head injury. Run 198.
198. 842 0 John R. Head injury. Sixteen on the way ....
The boy is lying on the living room couch. He is breathing with difficulty and moaning, his body twitching. He looks about 14.
"How long ago did he fall, sir?
"It's alright, son. It's alright.
"Can you come with us to the hospital, sir, or is there someone here you must stay with?"
The two medical technicians gently lift the boy onto their portable stretcher and carry him outside. Observing them is Geoffrey Hockman, a senior consultant in the Detroit office. He helps them strap