Why is Capacity Important in EMS?
Capacity is critical to delivering quality emergency medical services. In our 911 emergency municipalities, if we don't have sufficient vehicle or team coverage, we risk lives and the well-being of the patients we are here to serve.
We establish strategic alliances with firefighters, police, SWAT, medevac, marine and other resources to address disasters or multiple events. Many providers were not investing in capacity in their vehicles and equipment and patient care and quality degraded.
Because seconds count when delivering emergency transport and medical care, we have to have the people, equipment and vehicles to address as many scenarios and conditions as possible.