• Welcome to our office
  • Water Rescue
  • Ready to Respond
  • Rapid Response...Advanced Assessment
  • Paramedic Ambulance
  • Niagara Paramedics..A Dedicated Team
  • In the Air, On the Streets, Protecting your Community!
  • Gator Response Unit
  • 9-1-1...What's your emergency
  • An Emergency Department on Wheels
  • Care and Compassion During Crisis
  • Paramedics...Focused on Life
  • Paramedicine...A Calling
  • Bike Paramedic Unit
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Community Paramedicine
  • Complexity Meets Controlled Chaos
  • Professional

Before 9-1-1


HISTORY OF PARAMEDICINE

In the early 1900's, improvements in evacuation time by Ambulance decreased morbidity significantly. The practice of splinting closed femur fractures in the field by paramedics decreased mortality from 80% to 20%, and produced the first practical skill adopted by the paramedics of that era. WWII (1939-1944) recognized the first organized Ambulance effort by the medical community, and also the first effective use of Aeromedical transport.