Edgar Co. (ECWd) -
2011 - Nannette Crippes exposed for dispatchers not being licensed by the state of Illinois for as much as 6 years.
The response then: "It's poor policing by the Illiniois Department of Public Health for them not letting her know of the lapse"
2015 - Nannette Crippes exposed for the 911 agency not being licensed by the state of Illinois.......EVER.
WTHI TV - Terre Haute News coverage
The response now: "She says the lapse in licensing could also be an issue from the state of Illinois. I mean we’ve never been fined or said, why isn’t your system licensed by the state people,” Crippes said. “It’s just, there’s no policing it.”
The very statute that proved she failed miserably as a 911 Director in 2011 has yet to be put into place as I begged them to do in 2011.
Now after being exposed that they are still not in compliance, it is once again the state's fault.
"Poor policing?" - "No policing?"
With these excuses and the acceptance of these excuses by certain 911 board members, is it any wonder things never get fixed with this agency? At what point does someone stand up and say Ms. Crippes, IT IS YOUR JOB to police these matters as the Director of 911, NOT THE STATE'S!
As an EMT myself I can tell you, as can any other EMT, it is my responsibility to maintain my license, not the state's. They have no obligation to ensure you operate with a license. Much like your drivers license. Does the police officer accept the excuse that the state didn't police the fact your license has expired and let you get away with speeding?
The logic with these people is that of a 5th grader.