MEMS provides thousands of hours for Special Events.
There are two basic kind of Special Events. The first one is Non Dedicated, this is an Ambulance crew that is provided free of charge, but this is an Ambulance that is also on duty and subject to getting a call/emergency. These events are usually school demos, small 5k’s, Block parties, Community celebrations, etc.
The second is Dedicated, this is an Ambulance crew that is paid for and dedicated to that event. This type of Event would include large gatherings of people, Football games (High School, College etc.), Boxing, Concerts, Large races (Tour de Rock, Marathons etc.).
MEMS is committed to satisfying all of the Emergency Medical Service requirements of our community. Particularly when a group of people are assembled for a public event. It’s then that a well prepared emergency medical team can make the difference in an attendees life should a medical situation occur. MEMS professional event staff have the experience necessary to assist you in planning your event. We take all of the risk factors into consideration and make sure the proper equipment and resources are in place to address any potential medical response scenario. MEMS will use dedicated ambulances, first aid stations, all-terrain vehicles, Zodiac watercraft and specially equipped mountain bikes to ensure rapid response and patient care under any circumstance.
Staffing, equipment, and pricing for special events vary depending on the type of event and its location. In order for any private party, organization or governmental entity to request standby services from MEMS, a Special Event Request form must be submitted to MEMS at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of the event, or a late schedule fee will be applied ($20/hour). Extended events, multi-day events, or large events requiring EMS capabilities beyond a single ambulance should be arranged at least thirty (30) days prior to the start of the event.
First Aid Stations
MEMS can provide basic and advanced first aid services for special events. A special events coordinator can assist you in planning your First Aid Station requirements, including an inventory of necessary supplies, professional staffing levels, and the number of first aid stations needed based on the location and anticipated size of your event.
Medical Bike Team
Our Medical Bike Teams are staffed by both EMT’s and Paramedics. Each team is normally accompanied by an ALS Ambulance, and often includes our Medical Cart Team. The use of bicycles enable our EMT’s and Paramedics to safely and quickly navigate through highly congested areas at outdoor events. It also provides for immediate patient care in crowded situations where an ambulance might be delayed or not accessible depending on the location or venue. The team can also reach patients in wooded areas or rough terrain that is otherwise inaccessible to motorized vehicles. The EMT’s and Paramedics use all-terrain bicycles equipped with both basic and advanced life support equipment, which are capable of providing critical patient care. The bike team members have communications equipment that enables them to maintain contact with event security, medical personnel, MEMS 911 communications center and any responding ambulance crew via radio.
ALS Medical All-terrain Vehicle Team
The Medical ATV Team is staffed by an EMT and Paramedic and is used to compliment an ambulance unit on standby and the bike team at large gatherings. The ATV’s used by MEMS can carry all the equipment required to provide basic or advanced life support treatment and transport to an onsite facility, or to a waiting ambulance should a medical emergency occur during an event. Our ATV’s can travel up to 40 miles per hour and can be used at stadium facilities as well as outdoors. The ATV’s enable EMT’s and Paramedics to quickly respond and transport patients in crowded situations where an ambulance response would be delayed or a normal ambulance vehicle could not be accessible. The team members have constant communication with the event staff, the MEMS 911 communications center and other responders via radio.
Examples of past events that have used our ATV Team for standby include the Arkansas State Fair, Little Rock Marathon, Riverfest, the Big Damn Bridge 100 and Razorback football games.
ALS Ambulance Medical Standby Team
MEMS can provide dedicated ALS ambulance units to standby at special events. These units are staffed by an EMT and a Paramedic. Each unit carries all the equipment required to provide advance life support treatment and transport should an emergency occur during the event. The team members are in constant communication with both the event staff and the MEMS 911 communications center via radio.
Solo Medical Provider Coverage
MEMS can provide a dedicated medical provider to standby at special events. An EMT, EMT-I or Paramedic will possess the equipment required to begin life sustaining care or stabilize traumatic injuries should an emergency occur during the event. The EMT’s and Paramedics can also provide basic first aid as required. MEMS personnel are in constant communication with both the event staff and the MEMS 911 communications center via radio. Solo medical provider coverage is normally used when a transport ambulance response is only minutes away, and at indoor events where the environment and climate is controlled, and the likelihood of a serious or life threatening injury is minimal.
Television & Movie Production Medical
MEMS can provide EMT’s, Paramedics, ambulances, first response vehicles, bike teams, ATV’s, Zodiac watercraft and other related EMS equipment for standby during television commercial or movie production in the Pulaski, Faulkner and Grant County area. MEMS can also provide onsite medical services for talent, cast, crew and other employees with any of the service listed above.
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