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AgentSmith6

Fire Response to EMS Calls

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I've always been curious, do other countries beside the US and Canada (and to a lesser extent Australia and NZ) dispatch a fire crew to EMS calls? I know in some countries like Germany and France the EMS is often fire-based, but my understanding is that they don't send a fire appliance along with the ambulance. 

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In Spain, EMS competences are handled not by the local fire department (in my case the SCIAB), but are inside the healthcare services, which are run by the autonomous communities (in my case, the SESCAM is the one in charge of managing EMS calls). This makes the SCIAB and SESCAM use two different dispatch offices, and thus, firefighters don't respond to a simple EMS call. Apart from that, SESCAM ambulances have more personnel than the usual two in the US, so they don't need additional help, there are enough people on a SESCAM ambulance to handle EMS calls by themselves.

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