Don Braim most qualified for public safety position
Much has been made of Don Braim having years of experience in the law enforcement field and management experience at the Saratoga Gaming and Racing facility. What many local citizens may not know is that his years of experience at the Gaming and Racing Facility also included managing an emergency medical operation.
Prior to the opening of this venue Don saw a need for medical services at the racino. Knowing that the increase in crowds at the facility would have an impact on medical calls in the city, Don reached out to local firefighters to gauge an interest in working at the racino. By hiring emt’s from the department and surrounding departments, the calls for services that would have resulted in a response from the Saratoga Springs Fire Department were reduced and handled in house. Not only did the City benefit from this program by not having to respond to all medical calls at the facility but visitors to the facility who happened to have more serious incidents also benefitted from having professionally trained providers on site. As a result, several patients suffering cardiac arrest have been revived and walked out of local hospitals. Additionally, when the fire department does respond to a serious incident, the time on the scene is reduced due to the personnel already on scene.
Don Braim has experience not only in law enforcement but has overseen an emergency medical service that follows the guide lines of the New York State Department of Health, the same guide lines that the Saratoga Springs Fire Department follows.
This is one more example of Don Braim being the most qualified candidate for Commissioner of Public Safety for Saratoga Springs. John Kirkpatrick Saratoga Springs