Pushed to the limit: Alberta first responders experience shortage of ambulances, long delays, and burnout

“Ambulances being delayed mean that we're on scene, providing patient care for longer, and those patients aren't getting to the hospital as fast as they should be,” said Matt Osborne, spokesperson for the Calgary Firefighters’ Association.

When paramedics are unable to respond to a major emergency call, firefighters are called in to provide medical support while they wait for an ambulance to arrive.



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