The Owensboro KY Fire Department has improved “saves” dramatically by intensifying training of firefighter/emt’s and working closely with other emergency medical service providers. The department does not have firefighter paramedics. A fully 87% of the department’s calls are medical related. Saves during the month of October for the 3rd shift rose to 87% compared to 11% national rate. A key factor in addition to the increased training levels is the deployment of resources that has shaved precious response time since the stations are already located to provide quick turn out. The Fire Service – Based EMS Advocates give a “tip of helmet” to Owensboro FD for this innovative practice.
Read the full story from Firehouse.com and the Messenger-Inquirer Owensboro KY.
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