PART 1 Ride along with Medic 31X on a thoroughly dead night, where despite their best efforts to chase good calls in Coney Island and Bensonhurst, none can be found. This 30 minute show demonstrates how the most mundane calls can be made to look exciting by skillfull narrative and repetitive clip edits.
Part 2 features interviews with former Local 2507 President George Engstrom, NYC EMS Executive Director James Kerr,Bob Morgan, current 2507 President Ritchie Gutwirth, James Page discussing problems with response time and fleet maintenance. Aired on WCBS New York City on January 16,1982
Next clip is introduction of
1972 Video documentary on the Jacksonville Fire Department and how it fared since becoming the first fire department in the nation to implement fire based delivery of Emergency Medical Services several years earlier.
This 1977 Video classic highlights the need for a professional Emergency Medical Service, by comparing the "skills" of the part time, gas station based "Economy Ambulance Service", and a neighboring community with a modern EMS system.
Making cameo appearances are a disguised Engine 51, and a Modular Ambulance