WDIV Channel 4 got the "no ambulance available" aspect of this story.
Six teenagers in a sedan were fired upon. WDIV states that when the victims called 911, were told no ambulances were available.
Shooting victims get to 12th Precinct Station (formerly Western District).
Police call for EMS, still no units available. Transports made by police cruiser. One of the six has died.
Wisam R. Zeineh, President of the Detroit Emergency Medical Services Association, is interviewed by Channel 4.
States that the city is authorized to staff 22 ALS units, but five units were unstaffed.
Not sure how many of the 17 staffed ambulances were downgraded to EMT ambulances.
Also note the repositioning of the single-role ems providers group from labor to advocacy group.
UPDATED: Fox 5 video
Wonder why there was no fire company first responder assistance sent to the police station?
The fire department staffs six squad companies that have made critical transports in earlier incidents. (see John's response)
Mike "FossilMedic" Ward
Also on FireGeezer…
- Detroit EMS can only get 50% of its crews on the road. Promised ambulances from two years ago never purchased. – January 29, 2013
- New Ambulances For Detroit – March 25, 2013
- LAFD reduces Light Force staffing to put 11 additional ambulances on the road – April 30, 2013
- LAFD gets $1.6M to staff 11 ambulances with overtime crews until June – May 7, 2013