FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2023
Earl White, Fire Chief
[email protected] | Phone: 409-880-3916
[PRESS RELEASE] Beaumont Fire-Rescue Introduces a New Kind of Ambulance to the Fleet, Marking First Step in their Tiered Healthcare Initiative
Beaumont Fire is excited to announce the addition of two Basic Life Support (BLS) Med Units, which were recently deployed to the field for the first time. The new type of ambulance will help alleviate some of the patient care concerns and ensure the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) division is able to average a minimum of seven available Med Units in service every day, with the potential to staff up to nine Med Units, which the division is licensed for.
BLS Medical Units provide basic life support and transport for patients in non-critical medical situations, which makes up the bulk of Beaumont Fire-Rescue calls. The Advanced Life Support (ALS) med units are staffed with Advanced EMT’s and Paramedics who provide care to our more critical patients.
Fire Chief Earl White said, “This is the first step in being able to offer a tiered level of medical service, which gives us the ability to treat critical calls differently than non-emergency and to more effectively be able to allocate resources. We are excited to be able to provide this additional level of service to the community and want the citizens to know we do not take public safety concerns lightly. We are continually working to improve our level of service to our community. We are working towards additional services to be able to offer a true Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Program to provide non-emergency medical assessments, preventive healthcare education, and telemedicine.”
About Beaumont Fire-Rescue: The main function of the Fire-Rescue is to protect life, property, and the assets of the City from any emergency through preparedness, prevention, public education, the development and enforcement of fire codes, emergency medical services, fire suppression, and hazardous material incident response.