Over the years since it’s inception in 1980, the Ocean City Paramedics have received more than a million dollars in the form of equipment purchases and training from the Ocean City Paramedic Foundation.
We are very proud of the work and dedication that is exhibited by our professional men and women. We wanted to give you an idea of just what they do each and every year. Here is a list of the stats for 2016.
One of the statistics that we are very proud of regarding our Ocean City Paramedics is the response times. In 2012, the average response time was 4 minutes. That’s very impressive!
For 2016 the Ocean City Paramedics responded to 5954 calls for assistance. Here is how it all breaks down:
- Emergency Medical Calls… 4789
- Fire Related Calls… 1190
- Total… .5979
Of the 4789 Emergency Medical calls for service for 2015 here is the breakdown:
- Total Patient Reports…4789
- Out-of-Town (West OC and surrounding area) Non-Transports… 538
- Out-of-Town (West OC and surrounding area)Transports… 173
- In-Town Non-Transports… 1355
- In-Town Transports…2734
- Total Non-Transports… 1893
- Total Transports… 2907
The breakdown of receiving facilities is as follows:
- Atlantic General Hospital… 2623
- Peninsula Regional Medical Center… 264
- RA Cowley Shock Trauma Center… 5
- Johns Hopkins… 1
- Beebe Medical Center… 5
The Ocean City Fire Department currently has 10 Advance Life Support Ambulances. These units are staffed by a full-time staff of individuals who are all Nationally Registered Paramedics and a number of part-time personnel who range from EMT to Paramedic levels of certification.