World with More Paramedics | #moreparamedics
Imagine a world with MORE paramedics. Paramedics are the prehospital medical experts. These frontline medial professionals use their expert training and equipment to deliver the best care, no matter where they respond. In a world where there are enough paramedics, lives are saved.
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24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the Ambulance Paramedics of BC are providing critical, emergency service to the B.C. public.

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AVERAGE NUMBER OF PATIENTS AMBULANCES RESPOND TO PER DAY

19,275

NUMBER OF OVERDOSE CALLS IN 2016

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FUNDING

While the Government recently announced funding for emergency health services in BC, Ambulance Paramedics of BC are still being stretched thin. Over the past 15 years, call volume for emergency dispatchers has increased, bringing with it an increase in demand for additional resources. The Government has not kept up with the increasing demand for more resources and funding for our members. A lack of adequate funding and support from the government means that the province’s most highly trained front line medical professionals do not have the resources they need to respond to BC’s emergencies in a timely manner.

When the fentanyl crisis began to devastate communities across British Columbia, the average number of patients ambulances responded to per day grew exponentially.

In 2016, paramedics responded to 19,275 overdose calls alone.

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NATIONAL AVERAGE WAIT TIME GOAL is 8:59

In the province of British Columbia, this goal is only being met 30% of the time.
Fentanyl Overdose

SUPPORT IS NEEDED

Currently, the national average wait time goal is 8:59. In the province of British Columbia, this goal is only being met 30% of the time.

In 2016, paramedics responded to 19,275 overdose calls alone. The opioid crisis in B.C. is not going away. Every time an ambulance is called to a fentanyl overdose, emergency wait times increase. In order to properly service the residents of British Columbia, Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC need more support and resources.

REPORT YOUR AMBULANCE WAIT TIME AT

www.paramedicsin859.com

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