[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9HDcVDDT8w&w=560&h=315] The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is getting innovative with the way it does business and serves its community. It's recently teamed up with the Sheriff's office in providing Air Operations and more recently, CCCFPD partnered with AMR ambulance to provide pre-hospital care. This 'Alliance' assures the right resources are being dispatched at the right time and in a cost effective way.
Why is this Ballot Measure so Important: The Fire Agencies are our (American Medical Response Ambulance) partners and need help to get the Measure passed to ensure current FD stations remain open and adequate FD personnel levels are maintained. In addition to contractual compliance metrics, AMR measures our EMS system success on community/patient outcomes. These are achieved through collaborative efforts with response times, joint treatment skills/intervention and rapid transport. Together we ac...
Fire services play a vital role in providing an engine "first response" to 9-1-1 medical emergencies. In some areas (Moraga-Orinda and San Ramon Valley) fire services also provide emergency ambulance response. In other areas of Contra Costa County, emergency ambulance response to 9-1-1 calls is provided by a private company, American Medical Response (AMR). With significant budgetary pressures currently affecting nearly all public sector entities, Contra Costa County has already been impacted by...
Getting emergency medical help to your location requires many partnerships when calling 9-1-1: a 9-1-1 telephone system must route calls to a dispatch center; the dispatch center must gather information and communicate it to field personnel; field personnel must stabilize the patient; the ambulance and/or helicopter must transport the patient to the hospital; the hospital must triage the patient, possibly further stabilize the patient, and send him or her to the appropriate specialist. Click on ...