Effects of Reduction of EMS Action Time by Sending Fire Fighters to the Emergency Medical Situations

Report Date: September 2010

This experiment investigated the effects on EMS action time by sending firefighters to priority EMS calls such as cardiac arrest. The results are that action time was reduced as was fatigue of the ambulance crew.

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  • National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster

    The research and development division undertakes research for supporting firefighting and disaster prevention activities by placing particular emphasis on such research themes as are demanding immediate attention or are desired strongly by society. The following five laboratories are organized for the purpose.

    • Large-Scale Fire Lab
    • Hazardous Materials Lab
    • Hazmat Facility Lab
    • Earthquake and Natural Disaster Lab
    • Special Disaster Lab

Kubota, Katsuaki, Tetsuya Sakamoto, Yasuharu Yasuda, and Yoshiki Toyokuni. Effects of Reduction of EMS Action Time by Sending Fire Fighters to the Emergency Medical Situations. Tokyo, Japan: Report of National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, No. 109, p. 7, 2010. Print.

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