EMS Authority – Every Patient Counts

EMS Authority Infographic Textual Equivalent – FY20-21

Pinellas County Government logo.

EMS Authority – Every Patient Counts

EMS Star of Life logo with the Rod of Asclepius in the middle graphic.

Whatever the crisis, wherever you are in the county, Pinellas County EMS is here to

provide medical care when needed.

Fiscal Year 2020 – 2021.

The following is a graphic that shows a one-way flow of graphics connected by arrows.

  1. 1 County, 1 System for 24 Cities. 18 Fire Departments and 1 Ambulance provider in Pinellas
  2. County.
  3. Supported by: EMS is supported by funds generated by the Countywide EMS Ad Valorem
  4. Millage and Ambulance User Fees.
  5. Providing Responses: The system provides responses to an average of 655 EMS calls per day.
  6. Graphic of a citizen calling 9-1-1 for emergency assistance.
  7. Graphic of a 9-1-1 operator taking the call and sending it out.
  8. Graphic of a radio tower with broadcasting waves.
  9. 238,931 EMS responses in fiscal year 2020 – 2021.
    a. 186,782 Emergency Responses where both an ambulance and a fire truck were needed. b. 52,149 Non-Emergency Responses where only an ambulance was needed.
    c. 184,664 Patient Transports in an ambulance to either a care facility or hospital
    d. 92.17% of the response times within 7.5 minutes (4 minutes 36 seconds average).
  10. Graphic of an ambulance leading from EMS responders going to either a Care Facility graphic or
  11. a Hospital graphic.
  12. 9. Response Distribution: a. Sick Person – 37.45%
    b. Traffic Accidents – 6.87% c. Falls – 14.04%
    d. Breathing Problem – 6.59% e. Cardiac Chest Pain – 4.57% f. Others – 30.48%

Do you have an Ambulance Membership Plan? https://www.pinellascounty.org/firstcare (727) 582- 2008