Ambulance deployment – a missing chief fire executive knowledge item
When I arrived in academia, one of my research interests was urban ambulance deployment.
Did a comparison of Los Angeles and Baltimore cities as they scrambled to increase staffing in the early 2000s.
LAFD streamlined the hiring process of paramedic credentialed candidates.
Baltimore closed fire companies.
Looking at other fire-administered EMS systems, it is clear that there is an ambulance deployment knowledge/experience gap.
This month's column in EMS1.com provides some interesting details:
Mike "FossilMedic" Ward
Also on FireGeezer…
- Zero to Hero: EMT street time does not impact success as a paramedic – September 12, 2012
- “Radio Silence” an unfortunate example of fire mangled deployment – October 25, 2012
- LAFD reduces Light Force staffing to put 11 additional ambulances on the road – April 30, 2013
- UL offers online Fire Service CEUs – May 2, 2013