Re. Poll: Should the province fund "medic trucks" for fire departments to respond to calls for medical service instead of using firetrucks.?
Absolutely it should fund (‘medic trucks').
My generation grew up watching Emergency! on television. (In the show) Squad 51 was a pick-up truck with all the medical equipment needed. I could never understand why that hasn't been a thing in Canada.
It can't be very efficient having a (fire department) pumper or ladder truck with five (firefighters) on board rolling to every medical call. It has to be hard on the equipment and nearly impossible to navigate around rush hour traffic.
If two paramedics in an ambulance can do it, why can't two firefighters in a “medic truck” be dispatched instead of big rig?
M. Boyer, Kelowna