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Revision as of 21:34, 16 June 2008

British Columbia Ambulance Service logo

British Columbia Ambulance Service

The British Columbia Ambulance Service is a Provincial wide network of ambulance stations throughout British Columbia. They routinely cover areas outside of the stations area depending on system load and current emergences. They respond to all types of medical emergency's and provide patent transfer services.

British Columbia Ambulance Service or BCAS is also known as Emergency Health Service EHS

Contents


Vehicles

  • Advanced Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • Infant Transport
  • Air Ambulance
  • Bike Squad
  • Mass Causality Transport
  • Ambulance Supervisor/RRV (Rapid Response Vehicle)

Communications

BCAS maintains a communications network throughout all of British Columbia. The geography of BC requires BCAS to use over 70 mountain top repeater sites. All ambulances are outfitted with two-way radios. Rural ambulances use VHF frequencies. Within the Lower Mainland, BCAS uses the E-Comm WARS 800Mhz trunked system, as well as the CREST VHF trunking system in the Greater Victoria Region. Local comunitiy specific BCAS Regional Frequency's

Talk Groups

1800 14-010 BCAS Area 1 Broadcasts (North)
1801 14-011 BCAS Area 1 Dispatch
1804 14-014 BCAS Area 1 TAC-1
1805 14-015 BCAS Area 1 TAC-2
1806 14-016 BCAS Area 1 TAC-3
1808 14-020 BCAS Area 2 Broadcasts (South)
1809 14-021 BCAS Area 2 Dispatch
1812 14-024 BCAS Area 2 TAC-1
1813 14-025 BCAS Area 2 TAC-2
1814 14-026 BCAS Area 2 TAC-3
1816 14-030 BCAS Area 3 Broadcasts (Vancouver)
1817 14-031 BCAS Area 3 Dispatch
1820 14-034 BCAS Area 3 TAC-1
1821 14-035 BCAS Area 3 TAC-2
1822 14-036 BCAS Area 3 TAC-3
1825 14-041 BCAS Hospital Transfers
  • Channel 1 covers Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, North and West Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Port Moody and parts of east Vancouver.
  • Channel 2 covers Surrey, Delta, White Rock, Richmond and Langley.
  • Channel 3 covers the City of Vancouver.
  • Channel 4 is utilized by the Transfer Fleet throughout all these channel areas.
  • Channel 5 covers the Fraser Valley from Abbotsford/Mission to Hope and up the Fraser Canyon to Boston Bar as well as up the Sea-To-Sky Hwy from Lions Bay to Pemberton and all of the Sunshine Coast on VHF frequencies.

Frequencies

             RX    TONE     TX   TONE
RPTR A     149.680 100.0 149.110 100.0 
RPTR B     149.110 100.0 149.680 100.0 
RPTR C     149.680 103.5 149.110 103.5 
RPTR D     149.110 103.5 149.680 103.5 
RPTR E     149.680 107.2 149.110 107.2 
RPTR F     149.110 107.2 149.680 107.2 
RPTR G     149.680 110.9 149.110 110.9 
RPTR H     149.110 110.9 149.680 110.9 
RPTR I     149.680 114.8 149.110 114.8 
RPTR J     149.110 114.8 149.680 114.8 
RPTR K     149.260 100.0 149.890 100.0 
RPTR L     149.890 100.0 149.260 100.0 
RPTR M     149.260 103.5 149.890 103.5 
RPTR N     149.890 103.5 149.260 103.5 
RPTR 1     142.095 123.0 138.105 123.0 
RPTR 2     142.155 123.0 138.165 123.0 
RPTR 3     142.245 123.0 138.255 123.0 
RPTR 4     142.365 123.0 138.375 123.0 
RPTR 5     142.395 123.0 138.405 123.0 
RPTR 6     142.605 123.0 138.615 123.0 
RPTR 7     142.905 123.0 138.915 123.0 
IC 1       142.095       142.095   
IC 2       142.155       142.155   
IC 3       142.245       142.245   
IC 4       142.365       142.365   
IC 5       142.395       142.395   
IC 6       142.605       142.605   
IC 7       142.905       142.905   
PAACC      158.760 123.0 158.760 123.0 
AIR/GRND   149.495       149.495   
FIRECOM 1  155.460       155.460 
FIRECOM 2  155.890       155.890  
HOSPITAL 1 149.590 103.5 149.590 103.5 
HOSPITAL 2 149.590 107.2 149.590 107.2 
HOSPITAL 3 149.590 123.0 149.590 123.0 
HOSPITAL 4 149.590 127.3 149.590 127.3 
HOSPITAL 5 149.590 151.1 149.590 151.1 

IC = Interconnect

Dispatch Centres

BC Ambulance operates 4 Dispatch/Communications Centres throughout the province

Vancouver Island Communications Centre located in Victoria
The Vancouver Island Communications Centre is responsible for all of Region 1 Vancouver Island, Powell River and the Gulf Islands. It is typically staffed by 6 EMDs during the day and 4 overnight, usually it handles 300 calls daily.
Lower Mainland Region Communication Centre located in Vancouver
The Lower Mainland Region Communication Centre is responsible for Region 2 a which encompasses; Metro Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast, Lytton and Boston Bar to the east, Manning Park to the south and north to Pemberton and Lillooet. The centre is typically staffed by 20 personnel and handles an average of 800 calls per day.
Interior & Northern BC Communication Centre (INBCCC) located in Kamloops
The INBCCC handles one of the largest geographical areas in North America which includes all of Region 3 through 8. The INBCCC processes about 600 calls a day and is staffed by 8 EMDs during the day and 5 EMDs at night.
Provincial Air Ambulance Coordination Centre (PAACC)
The PAACC coordinates and provides all air and ground Critical Care Transport and non-critical air transports throughout the province.

Emergency Medical Call Takers (EMCT)
Receive and evaluate in-bound calls in a standard and consistent manner from; members of the public, police, fire, Coast Guard and Search and Rescue agencies. EMCT's enter the information into the system so that the Emergency Medical Dispatchers can dispatch the appropriate ambulance resources.
Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMD)
Receive in-bound requests from call-takers. EMD's use approved protocols to assess these incoming calls and dispatch ambulances, paramedics and other appropriate resources. A Transfer Management Dispatch group exists in most dispatch centres to coordinate and prioritize the ambulances that transport patients between medical facilities for diagnostic procedures and treatments.

EMDs and EMCT typically work 12½ hour shifts in a four shift rotation of 2 days followed by 2 nights and 6 days off. EMDs at the INBCCC


Radio Codes

  • Code 1 : Patient accompanied by friend or relative or unauthorized listener and that crews must guard transmissions
  • Code 2 : Routine
  • Code 3 : Emergency lights and sirens
  • Code 4 : Patient Deceased
  • Code 5 : Police
  • Code 6 : Fire Department
  • Code 9 : There is an infectious patient and caution is recommended
  • Code 33 : Ambulance crew is in a life-threatening situation
  • Code X : Ambulance not used patent refused ambulance or gone on arrival
  • 10-4 : Message was received and understood
  • 10-6 : Ambulance crew is busy but available for a call
  • 10-7 : Ambulance crew will be out of radio contact or on portable
  • 10-8 : Ambulance crew is in service and on the air
  • 10-9 : Message was not received or understood, and that the message should be repeated
  • 10-19 : Ambulance is returning to the station
  • 10-20 : Ambulance crew's location is requested
  • 10-21 : Ambulance crew is requested to use a landlinetelephone

Hospital Codes

  • A: Vancouver General
  • C: Saint Paul's
  • H: Burnaby General
  • I: Morgue
  • K: Saint Vincent's
  • M: Mount Saint Joseph's
  • MSA: Abbotsford
  • O: Saint Mary's
  • Q: Grace
  • R: Richmond General
  • S: Royal Columbian
  • U: University Of British Columbia
  • W: Lions Gate
  • Y: Surrey Memorial

Staffing

  • A : 24 / 7 Car
  • B : 11 hour day shift / 7 days a week
  • C : 11 hour evening shift / 7 days a week
  • D : 7 hour day shift / 5 days a week
  • E : 10 hour day shift / 4 days a week
  • F : Standby car (shifts vary)
  • J : Standby car (shifts vary)
  • K : Call out car
  • L : Patient Transfer Unit (Echo Shift)
  • M : Patient Transfer Unit (Fox Shift)
  • P : Patient Transfer Unit
  • S : Supervisor
  • X : Ambulatory / Wheelchair car
  • Z : Mass Causality Incident or Medical Support Car

Medical Priority Dispatch System

Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS) is a medically approved unified system used by emergency medical dispatch centres to dispatch appropriate aid to medical emergencies. The system includes systemized caller interrogation; systemized pre-arrival instructions; and protocols which match the dispatchers evaluation of the injury or illness type and severity with vehicle response mode. BCAS utilizes a resource allocation plan (RAP) which is utilized with MPDS to determine the appropriate resources to send to a call and how the units are to respond. Media:RAPMatrix.pdf


Ambulance Stations

Region 1 Vancouver Island

102 ALERT BAY
315A Fir St
103 GANGES
251 Fulford-Ganges Rd
104 MAYNE ISLAND
472 Felix Jack Rd
105 CENTRAL SAANICH
2188 Mt Newton X Road
105E1, 105F1, 105K1
106 SIDNEY
106-9824 Third St
106B1, 106F1, 106K1

Station 106

107 SOOKE
6742 West Coast Rd
107F1, 107K1, 107K2
108 CAMPELL RIVER
348 2nd Ave
109 COLWOOD
101-3179 Jacklin Rd
109A1
110 COLWOOD
101-3179 Jacklin Rd
110B, 110C, 110F, 110K
112 VICTORIA
1640 Hillside Av
112A1 (ALS), 112B1, 112C1
114 PENDER ISLAND
5715 Cancal Rd
115 PORT RENFREW
1 Klannanith Rd

Station 115

117 GALIANO ISLAND
660 Porlier Pass Rd

Station 117

118 VICTORIA (Fairfield)
103-412 Quebec St
118A1
119 LAKE COWICHAN
3 Northshore

Station 119

120 NANAIMO SOUTH
231 Prideaux St
121 ROYAL OAK
121-4528 Viewmont Ave
121A1 (ALS), 121A2 (ALS), 121J1
122 NANAIMO NORTH
4415 Boban Dr

Station 122

123 VICTORIA (DEPOT 123)
3300 Douglas St
123A1 (ALS), 123E1, 123E2, 123E3, 123E4, 123J1
124 PORT ALBERNI
4760 Roger St
124A1, 124K1, 124K2
125 VICTORIA (Shelbourne)
3987 Shelbourne St
125A1, 125F1
126 PORT HARDY
9120 Granville
127 ESQUIMALT
924 Ellery St
127A1
129 PORT MCNEILL
2415 Catala Place

Station 129

130 PARKSVILLE
249 West Hirst
131 SAYWARD
630 Kelsey St
132 SOINTULA
2nd St & 18th Ave
133 TAHSIS
123 Harbourview Rd
134 UCLUELET
2072 Peninsula Rd
135 ZEBALLOS
500 Park Way Rd
136 TOFINO
1009 Pacific Rim Hwy
137 MILL BAY
955 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd
138 QUALICUM BEACH
787 Jones St

Station 138

149 CHEMAINUS
9911 Chemainus Rd

Station 149

150 COURTENAY
1890 Cliffe Ave
151 CUMBERLAND
2757 Dunsmuir Ave
152 DUNCAN
2582 Lewis St
153 GABRIOLA ISLAND
725 Church St
155 GOLD RIVER
503 Muchalat Dr
155K1

Station 155

159 LADYSMITH
1117 4th Ave
169 CORTEZ ISLAND
170 QUADRA ISLAND
844 Heriot Bay Rd
171 DENMAN ISLAND
5501 Denman Rd
172 PORT ALICE
1041 Marine Dr
173 QUALICUM BAY
210 Lions Way

Region 2 Lower Mainland

202 ABBOTSFORD
2000 Abbotsford Way
202A1 (ALS), 202A2, 202B

Station 202 Photo By: Curtis Kreklau

203 AGASSIZ
7260 Pioneer Ave
203B, 203K

Station 203 Photo By: Curtis Kreklau

204 BOSTON BAR
204K
205 ABBOTSFORD
2855 Mt Lehman Rd
205A, 205E

Station 205 Photo By: Curtis Kreklau

206 CHILLIWACK
8530 Young Rd
206A1 (ALS), 206A2, 206B, 206C, 206F, 206P

Station 206 Photo By: Curtis Kreklau

208 CULTUS LAKE (Seasonal)
214 HOPE
999 Water Ave
214B, 214F
215 MISSION
7366 Hurd St
215A, 215F, 215K

Station 215

219 PEMBERTON
219B, 219K

Station 219

222 SQUAMISH
38929 Production Way
222F

Station 222 Photo by: Ryan Stelting

224 WHISTLER
224B, 224C, 224K

Station 224

225 BOWEN ISLAND
225K
226 BELLA BELLA
227 BELLA COOLA
228 TEXADA ISLAND
229 POWELL RIVER
7057 Duncan St

Station 229 Photo by: Ryan Stelting

233 LIONS BAY
400 Centre Rd
233B, 233K
235 SECHELT
5494 Wharf Rd
235B, 235K

Station 235 Photo by: Ryan Stelting

241 VANCOUVER
181 W 7th Ave
241A, 241A1 (ALS), 241B, 241C

Station 241 Photo by: Dcubed

242 VANCOUVER
1317 Richards St
242A1 (ALS), 242A2, 242B, 242P
243 VANCOUVER
2940 Arbutus St
243A, 243B, 243C

Station 243 Photo by: Ryan Stelting

244 VANCOUVER
559 W 59th Ave
244A1 (ALS), 244A2, 244U, 244V

Station 244 Photo by: Ryan Stelting

245 VANCOUVER
1538 E King Edward Ave (at Kingsway)
245A1 (ALS), 245A2, 245B

Station 245 Photo by: Ryan Stelting

246 VANCOUVER
5478 Ormidale St
246A1 (ALS), 246A2, 246X

Station 246 Photo by: Dcubed

247 NEW WEST
444 Rousseau St
247A1 (ALS), 247A2

Station 247 Photo by: Curtis Kreklau

248 VANCOUVER
731 E Cordova St
248A1 (ALS), 248A2, 248B, 248C, 248P

Station 248 Photo by: Curtis Kreklau

249 SURREY
13665 96 Ave
249A1 (ALS), 249A2, 249A3, 249B

Station 249 Photo by: Curtis Kreklau

250 RICHMOND NORTH
3780 Sexsmith Rd
250A, 250B, 250C, 250P

Station 250

251 DELTA
4641 Clarence Taylor Crescent
251A, 251B, 251O, 251R
252 LANGLEY
22347 48 Ave
252A, 252B, 252O

Station 252 Photo by: Curtis Kreklau

253 SURREY
5833 176 St
253A, 253B, 253U

Station 253 Photo by: Curtis Kreklau

254 SURREY
2359 156 St
254A1, 254A2, 254L

Station 254 Photo by: Curtis Kreklau

255 WEST VANCOUVER
1542 Fulton Ave
255A
256 NORTH VAN
1304 St Andrews Ave
256A1 (ALS), 256A2, 256A3, 256B

Station 256 Photo by: Curtis Kreklau

257 MAPLE RIDGE
22320 Selkirk Ave
257A1, 257A2, 257O

Station 257 Photo By: Curtis Kreklau

258 BURNABY NORTH
925 Douglas Rd
258A, 258B, 258C, 258J, 258L

Station 258 Photo by: Ryan Stelting

259 PORT MOODY
220 Ioco Rd
259A, 259B, 259O, 259V

Station 259 Photo by: Curtis Kreklau

260 NEW WEST
833 12th St
260A, 260B

Station 260 Photo by: Curtis Kreklau

261 VANCOUVER
Vancouver General Hospital
261A
262 VANCOUVER
2333 Wesbrook Mall
262A, 262O
263 COQUITLAM
2601 Lougheed Hwy
263A, 263B, 263C, 263P

Station 263 Photo by: Curtis Kreklau

264 SPECIAL OPERATIONS
265 MADEIRA PARK
4990 Gonzales Rd
265K

Station 265 Photo by: Ryan Stelting

266 DELTA NORTH
7893 Scott Rd
266A1, 266A2

Station 266 Photo by: Curtis Kreklau

267 LANGLEY NORTH
20089 92 A Ave
267A, 267X, 267R

Station 267 Photo by: Curtis Kreklau

268 GIBSONS
746 North Rd
268F, 268K

Station 268 Photo by: Ryan Stelting

269 RICHMOND SOUTH
3999 Williams Rd
269A1 (ALS), 269A2

Station 269

270 VACNOUVER INT'L AIRPORT
3880 N Service Rd (Terminal Bike Squad)
270B
280 RICHMOND (YVR)
4360 Agar Dr (Air Ambulance)
280A, 280B
283 VANCOUVER
Childrens Hospital 4480 Oak St (Infant Transport Team)
283A, 283B, 283C

Region 3 Interior

302 ARMSTRONG
3800 Patten Drive
303 ASHCROFT
600 Elm Street

Station 303

304 SETON PORTAGE
Seton Portage Road
306 BARRIERE
521 Barriere Town Road
307 CHASE
833 Thompson Avenue
308 CLINTON
1616 Hwy 97 N

Station 308 Photo By: Curtis Kreklau

309 ANAHIM LAKE
Martin Road
311 ENDERBY
715 – 3rd Avenue
313 GOLD BRIDGE
Furguson & Hurley
314 KAMLOOPS (Dalhousie)
1257 Dalhousie Drive
315 KAMLOOPS (Clapperton)
239 Clapperton Road
316 BIG WHITE (Seasonal)
Mtn Med Services Bldg Lower Snow Pines Road
316K1
317 KEREMEOS
716 6th Street

Station 317

318 LILLOOET
308 Park Drive
319 LOGAN LAKE
5A Beryl Drive
320 LUMBY
1785 Miller Street
321 LYTTON
575 Main Street

Station 321

324 MERRITT
3451 Voght Street

Station 324

326 OLIVER
34886 93 Street
327 100 MILE HOUSE
555 Cedar Avenue

Station 327

328 OSOYOOS
#14 Eagle Cres
329 PENTICTON
90 - 1475 Fairview Road
330 PRINCETON
98 Ridgewood Drive
332 SALMON ARM
3290 10th Avenue NE
333 SICAMOUS
1129 Paradise Avenue
334 SUMMERLAND
14202 Rosedale Avenue
334E1, 334F1, 334K1
335 CLEARWATER
640 Park Drive
336 REVELSTOKE
744 A Highway 23 S
337 VERNON
3011 – 35th Avenue
337A1, 337B1, 337K1
338 BLUE RIVER
833 Cedar Street
339 WESTBANK
2577 Lower Glenrosa Road
340 KELOWNA (Lawrence)
259 Lawrence Avenue
340A1, 340A2
341 KELOWNA (Mills Road)
101 – 190 Mills Road
341A1 (ALS), 341O1, 341F1
342 PEACHLAND
4479 3rd Street
343 WINFIELD
10410 Bottom Wood Lake Road
348 WILLIAMS LAKE
300 North Broadway
353 ALEXIS CREEK
7613 McAuley Road
380 KELOWNA (Airevac)
Hangar 3 – 6095 Airport Way

Region 4 South East

402 CASTLEGAR
2151 6th Ave S
403 CRANBROOK
1212 2nd St N

Station 403

403B1, 403F1, 403K1, 403K2
404 CRESTON
138 10th Ave N
404B1, 404F1, 404K1
405 ELKFORD
212 Alpine Way
405K1
406 FERNIE
1301 6th Ave
406B1, 406F1, 406K1

Station 406

407 EDGEWOOD
417 Monashee Ave
407K1
408 GRAND FORKS
7649-A 22nd St
409 FIELD
208 1st Ave
409K1
410 GREENWOOD
201 Government
410K1
411 INVERMERE
1116 10th St
411F1, 411K1

Station 411

412 KASLO
407 Cross St
413 GOLDEN
700 8th Ave
413F1, 413K1, 413K2
414 KIMBERLEY
455 Ross St
414E1, 414F1, 414K1
415 MIDWAY
661 8th Ave
417 FRUITVALE
50 Main St
471K1
419 NAKUSP
7th Ave & Broadway
419K1, 419K2
421 NELSON
820 Nelson Ave
422 NEW DENVER
401 Galena St
423 RIONDEL
1409 Ainsworth Ave
424 ROSSLAND
1961 Georgia St
424K1
426 SALMO
414 Baker St
427 WINLAW
5741 Hwy #6
428 SPARWOOD
603 Pine Ave
428K1, 428K2
431 TRAIL
1300 Hospital Rd
432 TRAIL (CCT)
1200 Hospital Bench

Region 5 North

503 BEAR LAKE
525 MCBRIDE
531 PRINCE GEORGE (Edmonton)
532 MACKENZIE
533 VALEMOUNT
533K1, 533K2
535 PRINCE GEORGE (Hart Hwy.)
538 QUESNEL
550 WELLS
580 PRINCE GEORGE (Airevac)

Region 6 North Coast

623 KITIMAT
643 STEWART
643K1

Station 643

645 TERRACE
645B1, 645F1, 645K1, 645K2
651 PORT CLEMENTS
661 NEW AIYANSH
674 KITWANGA
679 HAZELTON
681 SANDSPIT
681K1
684 PRINCE RUPERT
684A1, 684K1

Station 684

687 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS
690 MASSET

Region 7 Far North

751 ATLIN
753 BURNS LAKE
753E1, 753F1, 753K1

Station 753

757 DEASE LAKE
759 FORT FRASER
761 FORT ST. JAMES
763 FRASER LAKE
765 GRANISLE
765K1

Station 765

767 HOUSTON
769 SMITHERS
771 VANDERHOOF

Station 771

773 SOUTHSIDE

Region 8 North East

852 CHETWYND
852F1, 852K1

Station 852

856 DAWSON CREEK
858 FORT NELSON

Station 858

858E1, 858F1, 858K1
860 FORT ST. JOHN
860B
862 HUDSON'S HOPE
868 TUMBLER RIDGE
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