Double paramedic

lakersmedic

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Can anyone list some county or private EMS agencies that run with 2 paramedics? I am having a hard time finding this anywhere. I have been a medic for 3 years......I know double med is a lost art these days. I was jst wondering if there were any places that did it still. Thanks!
 

TransportJockey

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Albuquerque Fire Dept
Austin Travis County EMS
Williamson County EMS

Those are three off the top of my head that run dual medic busses

EDIT: Denver Health Paramedics is an almost all medic agency as well, so they run double medic
 
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All ALS ambulances in Oakland County, Michigan are required to be staffed by two paramedics to be considered ALS. Anything else is BLS.


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FDNY and any 911 ALS bus in NYC
 

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Every 911 municipal ambulance in LA and OC counties are required to be dual staffed
 

usalsfyre

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Albuquerque Fire Dept
Austin Travis County EMS
Williamson County EMS

Those are three off the top of my head that run dual medic busses

EDIT: Denver Health Paramedics is an almost all medic agency as well, so they run double medic

Montgomery County Hospital District as well (with a few exceptions) and possibly Cypress Creek EMS (Flight-LP can confirm this).
 

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All ALS ambulances in Oakland County, Michigan are required to be staffed by two paramedics to be considered ALS. Anything else is BLS.


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unfortunately
 

usalsfyre

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Just remembered City of Alexandria, VA is mostly double medic (FD run but single role providers), Boston EMS is double medic, and I believe all ALS units in NYC are double medic. And possibly Galveston County Texas...but I'm not sure on that one.
 

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Just remembered City of Alexandria, VA is mostly double medic (FD run but single role providers), Boston EMS is double medic, and I believe all ALS units in NYC are double medic. And possibly Galveston County Texas...but I'm not sure on that one.

I forgot about Galveston County. They are. I found that out when I was job hunting last summer
 

STXmedic

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San Antonio Fire and Schertz EMS both do around here
 

Akulahawk

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Santa Cruz County, California certainly used to be, and may yet still be, for 911 ambulance units.
 

bigbaldguy

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Montgomery County Hospital District as well (with a few exceptions) and possibly Cypress Creek EMS (Flight-LP can confirm this).

Cypress creek runs one basic and one medic on their trucks. Only time I've seen a double patched truck is when they've run a P class through and can't slot them into a ICP right away.
 

jgmedic

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Santa Cruz County, California certainly used to be, and may yet still be, for 911 ambulance units.

I believe it still is. I would love to transfer up there but cost of living is prohibitive, to the OP all LA County ALS 911 ambulances (RA's) have to be dual medic.
 

MrBrown

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Oh god that reminds Brown, Kansas still has EMT-Defibrillator, um, how 1980s :D

Here in NZ two Intensive Care Paramedics in an ambulance is unheard of, Brown knows it is common in some jurisdictions in Australia.
 

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As a few have already noted, Boston EMS runs dual medic. Also most, if not all of the FD staffed ambulances in eastern MA are dual medic IIRC. For 911, the privates generally run dual medic, but that is probably due to the 911 contracts calling for dual medic trucks. For transfer trucks, mostly split into P/P and B/B trucks, but I know my company has a few P/B transfer trucks in rotation.


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Santa Cruz county is still dual medic. One of the last to still run that setup in the Bay Area. Let me ask this. Does having two medics make on the unit make for a better system?
 

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