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