2008 EMS Incidents

Actual EMS Responses

Past history is perhaps one of the best indicators of how efficient emergency services are provided. By looking at where the calls actually occur and how the responses are tailored to those locations can be one of the best ways to judge compliance with the standard. Response data from 2008 was categorized and geocoded in order to complete this portion of the analysis.


 

The following table and web-map depicts the results from this analysis:

 

EMS Category Total Incidents Total Incidents within 4 Minute Coverage % of Calls Within 4 Minute Coverage
AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION / CHOKING 33 27 81.82%
AMPUTATION 3 3 100.00%
ANAPHYLACTIC REACTION 34 19 55.88%
ASSAULT 186 147 79.03%
ASSIST LAW 33 29 87.88%
ASSIST PUBLIC 113 86 76.11%
BEHAVIORAL PROBLEM 19 13 68.42%
BICYCLE ACCIDENT 7 4 57.14%
BURN / FIRE OR SMOKE INCIDENT 39 26 66.67%
CARDIAC ARREST 46 34 73.91%
CARDIAC EMERGENCY 710 539 75.92%
CVA 130 99 76.15%
DIABETIC EMERGENCY 204 171 83.82%
DOA 45 35 77.78%
FALL 614 466 75.90%
FRACTURE / SPRAIN / DISLOCATION 152 130 85.53%
GI / ABDOMINAL PROBLEM 211 148 70.14%
HEAD / FACIAL INJURY 29 22 75.86%
ILL PERSON 742 548 73.85%
INJURY FROM AN ANIMAL 12 9 75.00%
LABOR AND DELIVERY 26 25 96.15%
LACERATION / AVULSION / PUNCTURE 65 45 69.23%
MACHINERY / INDUSTRIAL INJURY 11 7 63.64%
MEDICAL ALARM 118 94 79.66%
MVC 447 337 75.39%
NECK AND BACK PAIN / INJURY 99 72 72.73%
OB / GYN 54 43 79.63%
OTHER INJURY 122 101 82.79%
OTHER MEDICAL 488 379 77.66%
OVERDOSE / POISONING 146 104 71.23%
PEDESTRIAN VS AUTO 28 25 89.29%
RENAL EMERGENCY 41 32 78.05%
RESPIRATORY EMERGENCY 778 570 73.26%
SEIZURE 262 201 76.72%
SHOOTING 18 15 83.33%
STABBING 11 10 90.91%
SUICIDE / INTENTIONAL INJURY 67 51 76.12%
UNRESPONSIVE / ALTERED LOC 286 214 74.83%
TOTALS 6429 4880 75.91%


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EMS Incidents: 2008