basic-life-support

Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances provide transport to patients who do not require extra support or cardiac monitoring.  A BLS ambulance is staffed by two Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) who have training in basic emergency medical care such as basic airway management, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and basic drug administration.  Examples of BLS transports include:

  • Hospital discharges
  • Psychiatric discharges
  • Basic Life support emergencies such as lower extremity fractures
  • Interfacility transfers
  • Transport to dialysis
  • Doctor’s offices