Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
I don't really think they should blame any of the responders for this incident if no actual procedures were in place to handle such a situation. However, I also think it would be a good idea to put into place some sort of system to track the calls that come in to include any obstacles that come up when an ambulance is trying to get to someone. That way if the call gets canceled for whatever reason, it's not just forgotten about. Also, this way responders can know whether they should go help the person or not, if it's safe. And if they don't already, the operators could tell the person why the responders can't get to them, and that if at all possible they really should find an alternate way of getting to the hospital. At the very least the responders, especially the ones that made it within a 1/4 mi, could have taken the time to check the guy out and see how bad he actually was, if they were allowed by their job. I can understand why they wouldn't at least check him if they weren't supposed to risk their own lives and they weren't actually aware of the whole situation, but the procedures could use some improvement to possibly keep this from happening again.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
If it had been me, and I KNEW that it was the guy's second or third call, I'd likely have walked to the door to see what was going on. But no way in hell would I have carried him through that **** unless I was sure he was dying. Not going to risk his life and my job and my health and my livelihood for a non-emergency.