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MedStar crews continue to respond to an increasing number of emergency medical calls in our community. 

Response volume in April ’23 was 8.6% higher than April ’22 and 16.9% higher than April ’21.

Thankfully, we’ve been blessed with the ability to recruit and deploy staff to increase daily ambulance resources to meet this rising demand! 

Below is a chart of the average daily staff ambulance “Unit Hours”.  A ‘unit hour’ represents one hour of a staffed on-duty ambulance.

This staffing trend bucks the national trend for many EMS agencies who are struggling to staff units to meet community needs.


Below is the summary of MedStar’s response volume, patient destination, and ECG transmission summary through April, 2023.

Click here to view or download the full report.