Midland Sees Spike in EMS Calls 12/24/13
CBS 7 News
December 24, 2013
MIDLAND-EMS World recently listed Midland as one of the top 100 cities in terms of EMS call volumes.
Midland Fire Chief Robert Isbell said the population boom in the basin has resulted in as much as a 30 percent jump in call volume in 2012 compared to years past, reporting as many as 2,000 calls per year at one of its stations.
"They just run a lot. We have implemented a squad concept that allows us to respond more efficiently," Isbell said.
Isbell said they run averages to show the busiest times of dday and months in order to help with staffing demands.
Isbell notes that Fire and EMS service employees continue to work throughout holidays in order to keep the community safe.