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How to Reduce Ambulance Crashes
Posted on 08/26/2013 by Adrienne Sallerson | 0 Comments
Did you know that 43% of ambulance crashes occur when crossing intersections? When ambulances are responding to an emergency, it’s crucial that they act fast. According to EMS World, there were 264 ambulance crashes reported on the news in 2010. When ambulances are traveling at such high speeds, it’s not uncommon for the driver to lose control of the vehicle. In fact, this is one of the largest contributing factors in ambulance crashes. So, what can EMTs and paramedics do to keep the roadways safe for their patients, themselves and others on the roadways?
With a GPS fleet tracking solution and dispatching functionality, dispatchers can provide EMTs and paramedics with voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions so they can focus on the road and eliminate distractions. Reducing distractions on the road can help to lower crash risk and keep the roadways safe for everyone. Not only that, but with efficient routing, EMTs and paramedics can arrive to an emergency scene quicker and provide care for injured patients.