These days, most events will hire multiple different specialists to make sure that event attendees are comfortable and taken care of. Anyone who plans an event wants to make sure that they have a contingency plan for every situation and that they are fully staffed and ready to handle any kind of situation that may arise from crime to injury. Though it is certainly not anyone’s preference that anything bad happens at an event where people are supposed to be having fun, some things cannot be avoided. In thinking about this, it is clear that medical transportation services are absolutely essential to staff at an event because in a situation where someone is injured, sick or even unresponsiveness, it is crucial to have medical personnel who can not only help treat a patient, but also provide transportation if necessary. Here are a few things to look for in special event ambulance services
- When possible, employ local specialists. In the case of an emergency, it is important to work with people who know the area well. This is important for transportation purposes because in a worst-case scenario where someone needs to be taken to a hospital or medical center, they will be able to get the patient there faster by having a good sense of where everything is, potential back roads to take and traffic flow and patterns.
- Personality matters. Any time someone has to work with a medical professional, chances are they will be a little nervous, whether they are the patient or a friend or family member. Employing people with good, positive personalities will help put people at ease, and that will in turn make the situation more calm and also help make sure a crowd does not gather, particularly at a big event. People can have a lot of apprehension in medical situations and it is smart to try and mitigate this through staffing upbeat and friendly transportation management.
- Interest in the event helps. Any kind of staff should feel like they are part of an event. It is good to have a staff meeting or orientation with all contract professionals because it will give them a sense of ownership and buy in. It will also help them get to know the layout and schedule of an event so they can better respond to issues and provide assistance to people who need it.
- Think of it as an investment. Ambulance rides are notorious for being expensive, so it is best not to be caught in a situation where one is not on hand but you need one. Instead, money is better spent to staff trained professionals with access to transportation and skills in medical transportation to ensure the option is there should the need arise. Of course the hope is that an ambulance will not be needed, but keep in mind it will be cheaper to pay for staff on site than it will be to pay for an ambulance ride last minute.
When planning an event, these tips will help event planners make sure that they are staffing the right people, like those at Windsor EMS, to make sure the event goes smoothly.