Project Name: #ProjectKhonkaenEMS2017
Planned Start Date: Q4 2017
Resources Required: Refer to attached
Gant Chart: Refer to attached
Project Plan: Refer to attached
We will be delivering a BLS response service into a designated region within Khonkaen City and environs and we will be using purpose built, safety compliant ambulances modeled on a Toyota chassis (detailed discussions underway with RMA group regarding vehicle configuration and build). This will be a ‘first’ for a volunteer based organisation, historically ambulances are ‘built’ by volunteers based upon whatever van or pickup they can source locally and unfortunately, these would never meet what we would determine in the West to be the bare minimum of safety requirements. There will be two crew variations and a range of performance and outcome measurements will be used to determine the longer term ambulance crew options (ie skills and numbers of personnel).
In addition to the above mentioned ambulances, we will be offering a dedicated ‘EMS Rescue’ vehicle which will available to respond to RTC type calls and those incidents requiring technical support in the form of rope rescue, water rescue, lifting and cutting equipment and other similar skills. A part of the training for this will be provided by Global Fire and Rescue Partnerships, who are based in the UK and will be sending out a trainer to work alongside us.
This will be in addition to a ‘Cardiac/Trauma Response Vehicle’ which will be crewed by EMT-B and EMT-I volunteers (with the probability that we will attract overseas paramedics and local medics) who will respond to appropriate calls where additional skill and/or equipment is required.
These two specialist vehicles will be introduced at a to be determined date in 2018 and will be available not only within our designated catchment area, but will also be a City and Province wide resource meaning that they can be called upon by both Ministry of Public Health Ambulances and other NGO/Volunteer services as and where required.
Performance and capability will be measured against a determined set of Key Performance Indicators including activation, response, time on scene and conveyance times, appropriate and effective use of skills and adjuncts & OHCA ROSC and 30 day survival rates. These indicators will be used to assist with ongoing development of the service and expansion across the region.