EMSA and MTTA train together for emergencies

TULSA, Okla. (June 9, 2011) - Grant funding has helped to purchase an effective and efficient solution for mass evacuation and transport of patients, casualties and others who require non-ambulatory transport.  Personnel from both EMSA and MTTA came together to train on the newly acquired equipment.  This product allows EMS responders to quickly and easily retrofit buses into mass casualty transport vehicles.  Existing passenger busses can be converted into a transport vehicle ambulance capable of safely transporting 18 stretchers and IV's along with six specially trained personnel and their medical support equipment.

Cooperative planning and response efforts are common in the Tulsa community.  This is another example of utilizing resources, forming partnerships, and leveraging funding to enhance response capabilities.  Medical system response takes a significant amount of resources and pre-planning is imperative.  The Metropolitan Medical Response System works to ensure that the region has a system and mechanism in place to support both the planning and response phase.  This collaborative project between EMSA and MTTA, ultimately improves Tulsa's ability as a medical system to support patient care should it be necessary.  

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