No Solutions After Study of Racial Gap in N.C. EMS Nires


 
 

Jeff Hampton | | Friday, November 21, 2008


PASQUOTANK-CAMDEN, N.C. -- An elderly woman lay motionless but conscious on a gurney while emergency medical technicians Tim Jordan and Michelle Rudisill stood at the ready, one on each side.

Each grabbed the sheet under the woman and prepared to lift her from the gurney to her bed at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home. She was returning from treatment at Albemarle Hospital.

"OK, over and up," Jordan said. "One, two, three." Quickly and smoothly, the pair placed the woman, sheet, blankets and all into her bed. Gently, they added her green bedspread, and she was once again settled and comfortable.

It was a typical task for Jordan, who works for the nonemergency transport unit of Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Medical Services. Ordinarily, he gets little public attention - until this week.

Jordan is the only black, full-time EMT. Two others are part-time. Cecil Perry, chairman of the Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners, had asked for a report to bring attention to the small number of black people working for EMS, he said.

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