Starting today, the Fire Department will expand EMS service at four stations where demand for emergency medical calls is especially high.
Four Advanced Life Support medic units (ambulances) added last September to enhance service during peak evening hours now will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday. The four medics are located at the Woodlawn, Pikesville, Golden Ring and Middle River fire stations.
EMS calls account for the overwhelming majority of Fire Department responses. In 2014, BCoFD responded to 91,521 EMS incidents, out of 126,686 total incidents.
"Every Baltimore County citizen deserves to know that trained EMTs and paramedics will be there to help when he or she needs it," said Fire Chief John Hohman. "The demand for EMS service continues to grow, and we recognize the need to grow with it."