Byline: William Jones; 1970-06-08; The Chicago Tribune; pages 1-2
"The ambulance siren gave a final growl as we arrived in front of the blighted south side buliding. I leaped from the vehicle, my heart pounding. It was my first day on the job as an ambulance attendant and my first emergency call. I had good reason to be nervous. Reporting for work less than an hour before, I was immediately assigned to an ambulance. Now, with no training in the handling of a stretcher or the use of oxygen, I was to be confronted with a reported heart attack victim who could be fighting for her life. The city code requires only first aid training to be liscened as an attendant. . ."
Description:A Tribune reporter's second report based on two months of undercover work as a Chicago ambulance driver.
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