New EMS Study Demonstrates How First Responder Crew Sizes and Paramedic Crew Configuration Influence Emergency Medical Response

10/04/2010
A new study issued by a broad coalition in the scientific, firefighting, EMS, and public-safety communities shows that the size and configuration of an EMS first responder crew and an advanced life support (ALS) crew have a substantial effect on a fire department’s ability to respond to calls for emergency medical service.Performed by a broad coalition in the scientific, firefighting, and public safety communities, the study shows substantial differences associated with first responder crew size.The new study is the first attempt to investigate the effects of varying crew configurations for first responders, the apparatus assignment of ALS personnel, and the number of ALS perso...

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