no, not at all. sorry for the confusion... but if the ambulance company is to have one if not more 24hr shift working. Was seeing if a rule mandated for companies to have one in order to be listed as an ambulance company...
Most likely county and state agencies don't care as long as an ambulance is staffed at all times.But my question is, is their a ruling for an ambulance company to be required to have one working 24hr shift to be listed as an ambulance company? Or can they run on any shift they see fit?
I've always wondered about that. I'm in an area with 24 hours maximum for fire and 8 for private companies. I think they wrote the rule assuming that private companies would run almost constantly while fire would have breaks, but it doesn't always work out like that...The only regulation the government would put on EMS hours would be a MAXIMUM - How is it that truckers can't drive for more than X hours a day... but it is OK for us to drive Emergency Vehicles on 36 and 48 hour shifts?
I agree; but here is the reasoning by some administrators. Document exactly how much time is actually spent behind the wheel of an EVO. Now, that is not the medic portion. Also compare with how many truckers are union in comparison to EMT's.You might see shift requirements in contracts for service.
The only regulation the government would put on EMS hours would be a MAXIMUM - How is it that truckers can't drive for more than X hours a day... but it is OK for us to drive Emergency Vehicles on 36 and 48 hour shifts?