How do you staff your BLS ambulances? Do you do 2 emt's, three emts's? What is the training level of the driver? Do you allow/have first responders on the ambulance?
Isn't EMT the same as Advanced First Aid?In WA, the minimum requirements are different between medical and trauma calls. For a medical call, the ambulance must be staffed with a minimum of an EMT and Advanced First Aid. For trauma, the minimum staffing requirements are an EMT and a FR.
When I worked IFT, EMT-B was the lowest allowed on an ambulance. I don't think MFRs have any place working on a truck, unless they are the third man and all they are allowed to do is drive.
Isn't EMT the same as Advanced First Aid?
On a serious note, what is the difference between AFA and FR?
Same here. There hasn't been a BLS ambulance round these parts in over twenty years, thank God. However, in Texas, non-emergency transfer trucks can staff with one MFR, so long as the other crew member is at least an EMT. No such thing in Florida.Never ever heard of a BLS ambulance around here. I think everyone knows better.