Where saving an extra minute on a ride is actually important

@Barry Sandland/TIMB - Ottawa paramedic with his bike

@Barry Sandland/TIMB – Fully loaded and patrolling the downtown area,

“Yesterday was quiet and I only did two calls. The previous shift, I did seven.”

Photographer’s notes: I had heard about the bicycle paramedic services and was lucky to get a shot. The emergency service has expanded to 12 hour, seven day a week routines after a successful test phase recently. The goal is to provide first-aid and stop the clock. Since they can get through alleys and smaller spaces, they are often able to get their first. Then, they can stop the call for the ambulance, if it is not required, and leave the vehicle available for other calls.



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