TITLE

Changes to Standards Help Drive New Ideas

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, Bruce
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Feb2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on modern and progressive fire departments which now look to achieve some level of accreditation, review or award from an outside source to benchmark their service. The Committee on Accreditation of Ambulance Services and other accrediting bodies help to level the playing field for fire and emergency medical services. This has important consequences for the profession. Staffing a mobile intensive-care unit onscene allows the level of service to be increased. This could be extremely valuable when establishing a casualty collection area.
ACCESSION #
16313380

 

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