On December 1, 2015 Rescue 18 (R18) went into service as the primary Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit responding from station 18. I have been stressing for years that the call load would increase significantly if we had two ALS units and these two units would be justified under the Pinellas County call volume funding formula(Total calls versus the Zone Report). As you can see from the chart below, the call volume has significantly increased and station 18 has an average 17.9 calls per day after five months of active service. That means between R18 and Engine 18 (E18) they are responding to a tremendous call volume each day. Last month Station 18 broke the previous month’s call record and reached 600 EMS calls during the month of April 2016.
Today is the day. It’s our big reveal! I am excited to introduce you to our brand new site. Here you will find information about our department, including our long history as a fire district. In addition, you can access minutes from our board meetings, link to our CERT newsletter, and more!