Providing timely care to crash victims is critical to reducing deaths and the severity of injuries. Grant programs for emergency medical services (EMS) include upgrading extrication equipment that allows emergency responders to quickly access occupants trapped in vehicles. Many emergency response agencies have outdated equipment that is in need of replacement, affecting their ability to reach victims quickly and increase their survivability.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROGRAM AREA GOALS
- To decrease the average response time for the arrival of appropriate equipment at crash sites in rural areas