01/11/11 85 W - + 1 - 3 Charlotte MEDIC Readies For Weather


Here's a short article from the Charlotte Observer on the county's emergency medical service's preparations for icy roads. Yesterday, MEDIC had 47 ambulances in service, versus the normal 40. They also added three more dispatchers to their usual staff of eight. Yesterday's call volumes, however, were only 10 percent above average. The weather also changed their policy on patient-chosen destination. Units instead transported patients to the closest facility. What weather changes changes has your EMS/fire/law/dispatching agency implemented yesterday and today?



I don’t think they changed anything major operationally. The ambulances were still going to coverages and transporting to whatever hospital the patient wanted as far as I know.
Citizen - 01/13/11 - 23:58



  
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