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What is the purpose of the MFRU

The purpose of the Medical First Response Unit is to deliver Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Life Support (ALS) care to the citizens of Gwinnett County in order to maximize the saving of lives.

Advanced Life Support (ALS) Apparatus -




Minimum Staffing

Advanced Life Support (ALS) Apparatus - The minimum staffing for an ALS apparatus is one (1) paramedic and one (1) EMT.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Apparatus -




Minimum Staffing

Basic Life Support (BLS) Apparatus - These units will be staffed by a minimum of one (1) Intermediate EMT.

In the event that the Company Officer does not have the staffing to place the non-permanent ALS apparatus in service as ALS capable, the __________ will be responsible for the security of the ALS medication boxes.

In the event that the Company Officer does not have the staffing to place the non-permanent ALS apparatus in service as ALS capable, the Company Officer will be responsible for the security of the ALS medication boxes.

Where should the ALS Box Medications be stored in the case the med unit is unable to be staffed with als personnel?




They shall be stored in their assigned location on the apparatus and thenarcotic keys shall be kept on the Company Officer’s person.

________________ shall sign the inventory sheet (FD-14 MFRU) on thethe days where the med unit is unable to be staffed with als personnel to verify that he/she has taken responsibility for the security of the box.

The Company Officer shall sign the inventory sheet (FD-14 MFRU) on these specific days to verify that he/she has taken responsibility for the security of the box.

_________ or ___________ shall document the inventory of the pharmaceutical box(s) on the Apparatus Pharmaceutical Inventory Sheet (FD-14).

The lead EMT or paramedic shall document the inventory of the pharmaceutical box(s) on the Apparatus Pharmaceutical Inventory Sheet (FD-14).

The Apparatus Pharmaceutical Inventory Sheet (FD-14) shall be maintained in the station and be retained for how long?

The Apparatus Pharmaceutical Inventory Sheet (FD-14) shall be maintained in the station and be retained for one (1) year. The Apparatus Medical

The Apparatus Medical Equipment Checklist (FD-12 & FD-13) shall be maintained in the station for a period of how long and then discarded. The narcotic keys shall be kept on the paramedic’s person at all times.

The Apparatus Medical Equipment Checklist (FD-12 & FD-13) shall be maintained in the station for a period of 60 days and then discarded.

Where should the narcotics keys be kept during the shift?

The narcotic keys shall be kept on the paramedic’s person at all times.

Why is it important that the apparatus be placed inside the station?

Certain items must be secured and stored in the areas given to lessen the chance of damage to that equipment by water, temperature, etc. It is vital that the apparatus be placed inside the station.

General guidelines for storing equipment are as follows:

A. Compartment is to be clean at all times.




B. Compartment is to be water tight.




C. Equipment is not to be stored in compartments with power tools, gas cans, and other tools or appliances that may soil or contaminate medical equipment.




D. Equipment is to be readily accessible by department personnel.




E. Equipment shall be placed in the jump seat area of the enclosed cab apparatus only.

Semi-Automatic Defibrillator -




how will it be stored?

Semi-Automatic Defibrillator - Will be stored within the cab of the apparatus and adequately restrained.

Medication Box - Will be stored where?

Medication Box - Will be stored in the medical compartment that is located in front of the rear wheel, right side compartment.

Where will the medication box be stored during extreme temperature situations?




Where should all the equipment be stored?

In extreme temperature situations, the pharmaceutical box should be placed in the most temperature controlled area of the apparatus. All equipment shall be stored in the best location possible for climate/environmental control.

Jump Kit - Will be stored where?

Jump Kit - Will be stored in the medical compartment.

Airway Equipment/Supplies - where do we store this?

Airway Equipment/Supplies - Will be stored in the oxygen caddy.

Portable Oxygen - where do we store this?

Portable Oxygen - Will be stored in any area using general guidelines for storage.

Cervical Collars and Spinal Immobilization Devices - where do we store this?

Cervical Collars and Spinal Immobilization Devices - Will be stored in any area using general guidelines for storage.

Splint Kit - where do we store this?

Splint Kit - May be stored as space allows in any area using general guidelines for storage.

Backboard with straps - where do we store this?

Backboard with straps - Will be stored in any area on apparatus using general guidelines for storage.

Obstetrical Kit - where do we store this?

Obstetrical Kit - Will be stored in any area using general guidelines for storage.

Conditions that require paramedic level care shall include, but not be limited to, __________________

Conditions that require paramedic level care shall include, but not be limited to, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, unconsciousness and/or when any ALS equipment or procedures are required.

Company Officers should realize their limitations in these situations. If a Company Officer is unable to manage a scene because a patient's condition requires his/her attention, then the Company Officer should ___________

Company Officers should realize their limitations in these situations. If a Company Officer is unable to manage a scene because a patient's condition requires his/her attention, then the Company Officer should be prepared to delegate the role of Incident Commander to the next highest subordinate.