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A. Each ALS ambulances is manned by a Paramedic and an Emergency Medical Technician as opposed to an EMT and a driver. All of the units carry equipment to provide intensive care including fully automated ventilators, advanced cardiac life support, IV pumps, vital sign dynamaps, cardiac monitors, defibrillators and pulse oximeter. Six of the units are capable of 12-lead EKG telemetry. This means that while en route to a hospital, a paramedic can transmit an EKG to any fax machine.
A. A paramedic has two years of training in emergency medicine. An emergency medical technician usually has less than one year.
A. St. Vincent's Ambulance Service operates primarily in Duval, Nassau, Clay and Baker counties, units have traveled as far north as New Jersey and far south as Miami. St. Vincent's Ambulance Service has a round-the-clock crew stationed in Duval and Clay counties for close proximity for emergency calls.
Currently we have 13 ALS ambulances, which is approximately half the number of Jacksonville Fire and Rescue's fleet but approximately twice the number of Clay, Nassau and St. John's County's units. Six ambulances are special cardiac units, designed with added equipment to transport patients with heart concerns to advanced medical care. We also have four wheelchair/stretcher vehicles used for patient transport.
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