It can take 60 to 90 seconds for crews to respond to a call, but with safety measures in place, it will add an additional 20 seconds. Heavily trafficked emergency rooms have meant that paramedics are now waiting up to eight hours at a hospital before they can release a patient and then respond to their next call. According to a report from KESQ, a surge in new COVID-19 cases is causing San Bernardino (CA) County Fire (SBCF) to send paramedics to emergency calls, but the company is now making a big change. SBCF Chief Bob Evans said that the company is withholding its advanced life support ambulances from going to low-acuity calls. He also said that, although a patient may consider their issue an emergency, if it is not truly life threatening, the company will “hold back” an ambulance until its actually needed. This past Sunday, SBCF added a new policy to prioritize ambulance services for its most serious calls. SBCF crew members are riding out into dangerous situations but the details of the call have never been more important.
Vince McKee Related TopicsBerea MidparkSwimming Berea-Midpark and Olmsted Falls met in a season opening battle on Tuesday night at the North Olmsted Recreation Center, with the Bulldogs coming away with the victory while handing the Titans their first dual meet loss of the season.BMHS swimmers and divers claimed three events at the meet: two in the pool and one on the diving board. Caden Dees had a great performance in the diving event. Dees’ score on one-meter was 197.63, the best of the bunch.Both Jacob Walker and John Pinzon won once apiece as individuals. Walker won the 200 Freestyle, touching the wall at 2:15.80 to outpace the field. Pinzon won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:13.29.