Sat. Apr 20th, 2024

Dear Quad Editor
This letter is in response to the poorly written and poorly edited article in the Quad regarding WCU EMS. I have been a member of Good Fellowship for 13 years and feel your article needs a rebuttal. First off, it’s obvious that neither you, nor your editors, nor Anthony Malouff put any effort into researching the accuracy or validity of that article. 2nd, it is not Goodwill Fellowship Ambulance, its Good Fellowship Ambulance. 3rd, Good Fellowship is in no way, shape or form affiliated with WCU EMS. We are an independent organization totally separate from the University. 4th, our organization is all volunteer from 6pm to 7am and these individuals were sacrificing their Friday night to be “on call” in case of an emergency, not “on the job” as he stated. Therefore they can be as carefree as they want. Obviously, being carefree is crime where Mr. Malouff was raised. The only valid complaint I saw in his pathetically written article was the use of red lights during a non-emergency situation. Since I was not there, I can’t say whether or not they were used. I can only assume that Anthony has taken the Emergency Vehicle Operators Course and therefore really DOES know protocol for red lights and sirens. I doubt that’s the case. Unfortunately, your readers have to rely on the accusations of someone who in their very process of accusing proved his own invalidity by writing a disgustingly poor article. He’s a 3rd year College student and these are his skills? Someone is wasting money. Anyway, I digress; our volunteers were simply down in the village to speak with friends. I fail to see how he can deduce that their skills would be lacking solely based on his single encounter considering they were not even providing patient care. Anthony, we have well over 150 members in our Club and you slapped every single on of us in the face based on your brief encounter one night in your life. Mr. Mallouf, the world can certainly do without judgmental people such as you. In closing, I have a few questions for you. Have you even visited our station to gain a better understanding of who we are and what we do? Have you ever donated to our Company? Have you volunteered your personal time week in and week out to a good cause? Have you ever done anything productive for society? Have you ever had a person die in your hands while you were trying to save their life? That last question is important Anthony, because if you haven’t, then you have absolutely no clue as to who we are and what we are all about and therefore you should not criticize us.Sincerely,
Joseph DeMarco

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