Fire dept.’s ‘Mobile Medic’ program increases efficiency

By: Ems1 Staff

The Rapid City Fire Department now deploys one paramedic in an SUV to calls that are not as urgent so that an ambulance unit is kept available.

RAPID CITY, S.D. —A fire department that experiences a high volume of medical calls has implemented a program that aims to increase efficiency by keeping ambulances available for urgent calls.

Newscenter1 reported that Rapid City Fire Department’s Mobile Medic program sends one paramedic in an SUV to calls that 911 dispatchers determine aren’t urgent enough to require an ambulance.

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