Changes to Standards Help Drive New Ideas

Evans, Bruce
February 2005
Fire Chief;Feb2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p24
Trade Publication
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.


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