Rescue51

New LAFD Nurse Practitioner unit

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I've been a longtime advocate of finding better solutions on the many medical aid calls, rather than routinely dispatching expensive fire apparatus rigs like the trucks.  Didn't SDFD just begin a new program with the "quick response" units (pick-up trucks)?   El Cajon FD is using AID-6 at an EMT level response unit though dispatchers do not triage the call at Heartland, the initial responding paramedic units must assess patient then request AID-6.  Years ago Heartland did have a call rotation to the various approved EMT/BLS companies that they would dispatch at request.

 

This is an interesting concept LAFD is beginning.  The article about it is here:

 

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-nurse-practitioner-fire-department-20150408-story.html

 

Here is a rig getting ready for the road, photo credit to LAFD.

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I will research that for you, but according to LAFD, they said this unit will be placed in service later this year in "south operations bureau".  Maybe a rover? 

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the city of Anaheim started the same program about 2 months ago , in co-op with care ambulance but same goal in mind to reduce the response of fire units to non emergency calls

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What is going on with the Fast Response Units, are they still going to be placed in service?

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I think one of those fast response units just went into service for SDFD.  I just don't know which station house.

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In regards to SDFD's fast response unit. Squad 55 went into service July 1, 2014 at 6135 Imperial Ave in the Encanto area. The unit is housed alone from 8AM-8PM by a FF/PM and a FF. A second squad is supposed to be put into service late September or October in south University City.

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In the past LAFD has never had FAST RESPONSE UNITS. There will now be 2. FR1 and FR2. 2 brush patrols reassigned. place is unknown at this time.

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Only one Nurse Practitioner Unit.  Will be stationed at FS 64.  Will operate 10 hours per day, 4 days a week.

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There is only one Fast Response Vehicle for LAFD.  It will be covering Battalion 1 and 11.

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