Advanced Life Support Committee Report. For the Wayland Board of Selectmen January 12, 2009. Public Perception – Heart Attack. 911 call for ambulance Local resources respond to solve the problem. Fire department response Fire engine Ambulance Two paramedics Overall “local” response
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For the Wayland
Board of Selectmen
January 12, 2009
“Our mission is to provide the finest possible
fire, rescue, and emergency medical
services to all those that reside in, work in,
or visit the Town of Wayland….”
All Wayland firefighters are EMTs
Ambulance is always staffed with two EMTs
Have skills for the less serious injuries/illnesses
Adequate for 50-65% of all ambulance calls
Advance life support (ALS). Paramedic
Paramedics are available from outside organizations.
Have skills for the more serious injuries/illnesses.
Needed for 35-50% of all ambulance callsEMS 101
From the Town wide Study of Organization and Operations prepared for the Town of Wayland, by the Maximus Company of Waltham, MA. May 13, 2002. Page 124.
“Consider increasing the internal level of emergency medical services (EMS) provided to the Advanced Life Support Level. It is clear that the town is at a disadvantage in relying on this level of care from outside the community (response times are longer than the national standard because these units are coming from elsewhere).”
From the Wayland Town Master Plan Final
Report, August 2004. Page A-5,
“According to MAPC (Metropolitan Area Planning Council) population forecasts…the proportion of persons aged 65 and older is projected to effectively double by 2020, growing from 14% of the Town’s total population to 28%.”
Mark Neuman, M.D.
Staff in Emergency Medicine
Children’s Hospital, Boston
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Beth Zeeman, M.D.
Staff in Emergency Medicine
MetroWest Medical Center
Wayland Fire Department Emergency Medical Service
Provide a prompt, efficient, and effective paramedic service for the people who live in, work in, or travel through the town of Wayland as soon as possible.
Have enough flexibility in the plan to absorb additional geographic areas and additional patients if either existing ALS service is unable to continue providing paramedics.
Be prepared (for merging or replacement) if the MetroWest Health Care Foundation ALS study or the Emerson collaborative designs a new, acceptable ALS model for the area.
Not just for the residents of Wayland, but also provide some assistance to Sudbury, Weston, and Lincoln.