What's the difference between private ambulances and fire dept. ambulance crews (aside from who handles their payroll)?
December 6, 2010 1:16 PM Subscribe
What's the difference between ambulances? When I dial 911 for a medical emergency, is it always Fire Dept. paramedic crew that responds? What do the other ambulances do?
posted by scaryblackdeath to law & government (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I know the difference between EMT and paramedic and all that, but I'm really curious as to where the lines are drawn between private companies and gov't-run emergency services. I'm particularly curious about Seattle's situation, but general knowledge would be appreciated.
If a private ambulance crew rolls by an accident, do they stop? Or do private crews only respond to specific calls/customers?