Finishing up 12 on the Responce truck, always an interesting detail...
We used to use our ALS response vehicles to provide Paramedic medical back-up to our ALS crews and as an occasional public service to the EMS agencies on our borders who sometimes ended up short- staffed.
We used to...
Now we use it to:
- Buy time so the public doesn't learn all their ALS ambulances are out on BLS inter-facility transports
- As the night time and weekend source of ALS for the smaller services on our border who have managed to scare away most of their own paramedics
- For the Manager and/ or supervisors to get breakfast, lunch and dinner under the pretence of "picking up the mail"