Medicp3009 t1_j17ntuf wrote

Ambulances are way more expensive than that. In NJ if a BLS ambulance takes you it’s around 1500. If the paramedics show up and apply 4 stickers read your ekg and get your VS it’s 10k. Here is the kicker. The paramedics can triage the patient back to the basic emts because they weren’t needed and there was no life threat.

Volunteers are the worst culprit of having the paramedics come “check them out” basically because they are inept.