Livingston Community Ambulance
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Livingston County Ambulance
Huron Valley Ambulance
A = Alpha (ALS Paramedic Unit) B = Bravo (BLS EMT-Basic Unit) C = Charlie (Paramedic Supervisors & Upper Management such as Vice President) E = Echo (Paramedic first response unit, staffed with 1 senior paramedic)
ALS = Advanced Life Support BLS = Basic Life Support
Priority 1 = Lights and Sirens Response Priority 3 = Non-emergent immediate response (911 calls) Priority 4 = A scheduled transfer normally handled by BLS units Priority 5 = Any transfer that is called in 1hr before the time of the pick-up
Shift points for central operations are coded A1-A99, these are usually either an intersection, or a specific location such as a gas station for fueling. Ambulances are positioned strategically throughout the counties to provide coverage. A unit is typically required to be with in 500 meters of the particular point they are stationed. Each crew, typically has a particular spot they like to park when sitting at a point, such as in an empty parking lot or behind buildings.
Huron Valley Ambulance (HVA) Unit Numbering
Washtenaw (Central Operations), Western Wayne, & Oakland (Eastern Operations) Counties:
C100 – Vice President of Central operations
Day Cars - mostly 12 & 10 hour units. These units range from A101-A113, and any extra cars added, start with A114 to A119. They are posted as specific shift points and are moved when coverage changes:
A101 is the first car to come on in the morning at 04:30 hours. A113 the last of the day cars starts at 14:00 hours.
The night cars start with A130 – 133 with extra cars starting at A134 to A139.
A150 is the day Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU).
A151 is the night MICU.
These units sit shift point and pull calls the same as all other Alpha cars however, they do not do P4-5 unless it is a MICU call that requires further treatment and equipment than normal ALS cars can handle.
A158 = Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Also referred to as the baby bus:
This unit is a larger type III, medium duty ambulance, used to transport neonates requiring extra equipment. In addition, adult (obese) patients requiring larger equipment such as ECMO that will not fit in a normal modular ambulance. This unit usually has staff from the hospital on board such as RN’s & MD’s.
A160 to A169 are special event cars these cares are normal ALS units that sit at such events as U of M baseball games and other community events.
E170 = Dexter Echo unit. A176 = Chelsea 24-hour ALS unit stationed on Chelsea Hospital grounds.
B180 to B188 are BLS units usually reserved for non-emergent P4s & P5s (hospital to nursing home, nursing home to doc appointment, Ect…) These units typical do not respond to 911 calls unless the ALS unit is more than 10min from the call.
B189 = A 24hr BLS unit stationed at the Chrysler Proving Grounds (CPG) in Chelsea. This unit is staffed with 1 EMT-Basic and responds to calls only on the CPG property, with CPG Emergency Response Team.
C190 – C199 = Paramedic Road Supervisors.
The same codes apply, but replace the 1 with a 6 IE 601 with the following exceptions:
A671 = 24hr unit stationed in South Lyon Fire Department. A673 = 24hr unit stationed in Wixom. A674 = New 24hr unit stationed in Milford - formerly the back up unit out of South Lyon.
Western Operations (Calhoun and Jackson Counties):
Monroe Community Ambulance (MCA) covering all of Monroe County except for the city of Monroe:
Monroe, uses a different protocol, when compared to Eastern and Central Ops of HVA. There are five 24 hour units stationed in the county. However, the other codes apply such as 790 for road supervisors and so forth.
A701 = Ash Township car stationed at the ash township fire station A702 = The Dundee car A703 = Monroe township car A704 = Bedford car A705 = New 24hr car stationed in Frenchtown Twp.
Livingston County Ambulance:
Charlie 500 - Daytime Shift Supervisors Charlie 600 - Night Shift Supervisors Alpha 101 - Hamburg Unit Alpha 102 - Genoa Unit Alpha 103 - Brighton Unit Alpha 104 - Hartland Unit Alpha 105 - West side (Grand River and Burkhart) Alpha 106 - 12 hour day shift unit (Grand River and Chilson) Alpha 107 - Cover car Echo Units: 1 person in a non transporting ALS unit. (Ford Excursions)
Lenawee Community Ambulance:
All units are ALS
501 - Tecumseh 504 - Adrian 507 - Cambridge Twp
505 - 10 hrs out of Raisin Twp Fire 595 - 10 hrs out of Raisin Twp Fire with Supervisor
502 - Special Events Car 503 - Special Events Car 506 - Special Events Car 508 - Special Events Car
511 - Michigan International Speedway (MIS) Track car