But in Kern you guys are also having BLS only responses to 911 calls which is a thing not a lot of counties in CA are doing.The “BLS handoff” in Kern Co. was designed to return ALS units back into service, and into the system.
If a paramedic gets on scene, deems the call BLS-able, they make base contact, confirm the order, and wait for the BLS unit to arrive. They have to contact med control for consult. It’s a thing apparently.
I have heard of paramedics waiting a ridiculous amount of time on scene just to turf the patient.
For me personally, I have never taken advantage of this particular option as I find most BLS-able patients to be an easy chart, and reprieve from all of the other “potentially critical calls”.
TLDR: Go get’em, tigers...