This question was meant to have been included in my reader mail posting yesterday. Answer courtesy of our friends at Wake County EMS.
Q: What is District 9, that I have heard on some calls in Wake County?
A: That's the Advanced Practice Paramedic supervisor. They work 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, and their office is at the Crisis & Assessment Services (CAS) center on the WakeBrook campus on Sunnybrook Road. They don't have a geographic district, and are currently not recommended for dispatch on any call types.
for those of us wo dont know, what is an Advanced Practice Paramedic?
What role do they play and what does an Avanced Practice Paramedic Supervisor do?
Not trying to be difficult but curious what their roles are on a daily basis.
Tex - 02/02/12 - 12:46
Here’s an overview of the APP program, http://www.wakegov.com/ems/staff/app.htm
Legeros - 02/03/12 - 21:41
Mike, what type vehicles do the APP ‘s use?? Are these the Chargers I see in alot of the incident photos?? As I was reading the description and purpose of of the APP program I realized that this was a great idea and who, ( whom ? ) ever thought it up and implemented it needs to be working for NASA as a rocket scientist. Does anyone know if other other Large NC cities such as Greensboro, Charlotte, Durham have programs like this??
Galax,Va - 02/03/12 - 22:18
First vehicles were the Chrgers, however they are currently being phased out for Explorers. WCEMS is currently the only ones in NC with a program like this. THere are others that are similar around the ocuntry, but each one is a little different with a little different focus.
DJ - 02/04/12 - 08:16
DJ. I always assumed the chargers were just a 3rd. Paramedic in a chase vehicle. Thanks for clearing that up..The fact that WCEMS is the first and only department with this program in NC impresses me even more..Thanks for the info,..... Jim
Galav,VA - 02/04/12 - 09:29
Galax, shoot me an email and I can give you some more info…
DJ (Email) - 02/04/12 - 15:49