Enforce Ambulance Safety Inside & Out

Evans, Bruce
July 2007
Fire Chief;Jul2007, Vol. 51 Issue 7, p22
Trade Publication
The article discusses how to attain safety operations and respondents on emergency management services (EMS) of ambulance and fire department operations in the U.S. According to the author, the number of fatalities involving such accidents increases by 100,000 people with a rate increase of 12.7% in EMS and 13.5% in fire services. The author asserts that improvement of ambulance standards is not the best solution to the problem, education and training is needed to address the problem.


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