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File #: 19-115    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/27/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 3/4/2019 Final action:
Title: SUBJECT: Report - Update on Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Direction on Next Steps to Evaluate the Potential of Implementing Various Levels of Advanced Life Support within the City of Merced REPORT IN BRIEF Provide City Council with an update on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and obtain direction on next steps in evaluating the potential of implementing various levels of Advanced Life Support within the City of Merced. RECOMMENDATION Provide staff direction on next steps related to Advance Life Support implementation.
Attachments: 1. MFD ALS Program Presentation Final Rev 02 27 19.pdf
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Report Prepared by: Janet German, Secretary III, Fire Dept.

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SUBJECT: Report - Update on Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Direction on Next Steps to Evaluate the Potential of Implementing Various Levels of Advanced Life Support within the City of Merced

REPORT IN BRIEF
Provide City Council with an update on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and obtain direction on next steps in evaluating the potential of implementing various levels of Advanced Life Support within the City of Merced.

RECOMMENDATION
Provide staff direction on next steps related to Advance Life Support implementation.

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CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
This action is consistent with the city's operating principal to promote Public Safety.

DISCUSSION
The future of the fire service is being driven by changes in society. These changes include new expectations of our stakeholders and fire personnel such as greater accountability for the use of public resources and improving the overall efficiency of programs and services. To continue to be ever vigilant, the Merced Fire Department has prepared a presentation to review its current Emergency Medical Services (EMS) mission against its current demands.

In 2018, the City of Merced Fire Department responded to over 9,600 calls for service. 6,122 of those calls were directly associated to an EMS type of incident or 64% of our total call volume. Over 54% of the time, the MFD arrives at scene before the ambulance company and has the ability to administer emergency medical services in hopes of a positive patient outcome.

As fire departments throughout the United States evaluate their current EMS delivery models, many of them focus exclusively on transportation of the patient and the associated issues with patient off load times and other challenges beyond the fire departments control. The MFD is currently focused around analyzing how increasing the level of EMS service and providing rapid medical intervention will increase patient outcomes. ...

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