EMER­GENCY 911

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Top 10 types of calls

1) Gen­eral ill­ness or weak­ness 2) Mus­cu­loskele­tal trauma 3) Ab­dom­i­nal pain 4) Res­pi­ra­tory dis­tress 5) No com­plaints 6) Be­hav­iour or psy­chi­atric 7) Soft tis­sue trauma, pain or swelling 8) Gas­troin­testi­nal 9) Trans­fers 10) Back pain

Av­er­age re­sponse time for life-threat­en­ing calls

2008: 6 min­utes 20 sec­onds 2010: 6 min­utes 24 sec­onds 2012: 6 min­utes 46 sec­onds 2014: 7 min­utes 24 sec­onds 2016: 7 min­utes 6 sec­onds

Hamil­ton Paramedic Ser­vice an­nual event vol­ume

2008: 47,843 2016: 64,675 2022 pro­jected: 86,799

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