"We are a small rual service, with the drug problems of a major city. The answer to your first question is all ambulances have portable radios, and they must be carried. Secondly, last year our communications center upgraded, and now all of our…"
"I am one of Mark's friends that worked with him at TIERS. There are many areas in this county where you are lucky to be able to call dispatch with a mobile radio much less a portable. This area has a radio system that was probably great when it…"
"I am one of three field supervisors here at Guilfoyle Ambulance in Watertown, NY. We are the commercial service that Mark Davis worked for. We currently don't have a distress call on the radio but we do have a code that we can say to let the…"
I am sure that the majority of you have heard about the 25yo volunteer EMT that was shot and killed in Cape Vincent NY last week. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.It does pose some questions for me about how your department handles responses.1. Does your department require providers to carry a portable radio? And is it enforced?2. Do your portable radios have identifiers, or emergency call buttons?3. Does your local Police Dept take calls for assistance from EMS seriously?I question…See More