Tenn. station helps EMS response time


 
 

John I. Carney | | Tuesday, June 26, 2007


BEDFORD COUNTY, Tenn. Bedford County Emergency Medical Service is already seeing some benefit from its new Unionville station, reducing emergency response time in the fast-growing Unionville area.

BCEMS Director Chad Graham told the service's board on Monday night that in May, the first full month of operation for the new station, response time within the Unionville area averaged six minutes. That is within the American Heart Association's recommended 4-6 minute response guideline for cardiac emergencies.

For May, BCEMS's response time averaged 11 minutes for rural areas and 5 minutes within the City of Shelbyville, for an overall average of 7 minutes.

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