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Response time Search Results


Don’t let response times overshadow the role of EMS

- 07/01/2015

In the early days of EMS, response times were a way to measure how well a system was performing. It was easy to measure, and there was the prevailing thought that having a “fast ambulance” ...

Tokyo FD considers paying bystanders to give first aid

- 04/04/2015

By Tomohiro Osaki Japan Times TOKYO — In what is expected to be a first in Japan, the Metropolitan Fire Department may offer financial aid to people who administer first aid to accident ...

San Francisco officials defend ambulance response to fire victims

- 03/13/2015

By Evan Sernoffsky San Francisco Chronicle SAN FRANCISCO — A father and his 13-year-old daughter who were overcome by a fire that tore through their family’s Mission District ...

Welsh rugby player breaks leg, waits 3 hours for ambulance

- 01/09/2015

BBC News SWANSEA, Wales — An investigation has been launched after a rugby player with a broken leg was left waiting on the pitch for three hours for an ambulance to arrive. Luigi ...

Welsh response times slowest since 2011

- 01/05/2015

BBC News WALES — The number of ambulances hitting the target response time for the most urgent calls has fallen to its lowest level for three years. Only 51 percent of urgent emergency ...

New ALS ambulance service launched in Texas community

- 01/02/2015

By Jayme Fraser Houston Chronicle SUGAR LAND, Texas — Sugar Land will launch its own ambulance service Thursday, a decade after the suburb southwest of Houston expressed dissatisfaction ...

Medic puts out fire in fatal Ky. highway collision

- 12/30/2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A paramedic on the scene of a collision began attacking a fire so that responders could extricate a man in one of the involved vehicles. He used at least three fire ...

Dispatcher resigns after Pa. address mix-up

- 12/23/2014

By Charlotte L. Jacobson The Citizens' Voice WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The Luzerne County 911 Call Center employee who sent emergency crews to a Wilkes-Barre address instead of a Kingston ...

Man dies waiting for ambulance; firefighter's union blames dispatch

- 12/16/2014

Responders have been complaining for weeks that new dispatch technology isn’t working; this incident is one example of that

Man dies waiting for ambulance; firefighter's union blames dispatch

- 12/16/2014

WASHINGTON — D.C. officials have launched an investigation into why it took as long as 22 minutes to get help to a dying man. MyFoxDC reported that the incident happened last week when ...

Private ambulance services to bid for Ala. EMS calls

- 11/23/2014

Montgomery Advertiser MONTGOMERY, Ala. — When an emergency erupts anywhere in Autauga County, the City of Prattville Fire Department dispatches ambulances to the site of the 911 call, ...

San Diego may put off ambulance contract until 2017

- 10/30/2014

Voice of San Diego SAN DIEGO — It was three mayors ago when the city of San Diego decided to see whether it could get a better deal on its ambulance services. Now it looks like the decision ...

Va. 911 misuse stretching EMS resources thin

- 10/29/2014

By Allison Brophy Champion The Daily Progress CULPEPER, Va. — Due to abuse of the local 911 system, at least one seriously injured woman was forced to suffer. That's according ...

'Fastest ambulance in the world' unveiled in Dubai

- 10/18/2014

The Independent DUBAI — A customised Lotus Evora is being hailed as the “fastest ambulance in the world”, able to race to injured people at 185mph. The oil-rich emirate ...

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