Fire Department Emergency Response In/Efficiencies
Modified: May 12, 2019
Send smaller vehicles to accidents that do not involve automobile collisions. Efficiently reach the scene of an accident in less time, using less fuel, and consuming fewer staff resources.
At the scene of most accidents in the United States, the fire department responds by sending a firetruck to the scene of the accident. For automobile accidents, this seems appropriate. However, the same response team from the fire department: a firetruck with at least 4 people: driver EMT, engineer, and other.. At the scene of a bicycle accident, slip and fall, or unconscious person, the main event that provides "medical service" is an EMT with a tackle-box size case of bandages and other supplies gets out of the truck and provides aid to the person or persons in need.
fire trucks have a back-board, but don't have the means to easily transport a vicit to the hospital.
The fireman EMT acts performs triage and will often offer to call an ambulance (which in most states is a private enterprise operated by a for profit company)
SOLUTION: Firedepartment Vespa or motorcycle.
Faster time of arrival since can navigate traffic faster and travel between cars in stopped traffic. Supplies needed for most accidents and slip anf fall injuries can fit on two wheeled vehicle.
Backboard may not fit.