The location of the ambulance ambulance stations and number of ambulances (Type III or equivalent) affect the response time response time to crash scenes. crashes.
Since 2017, ACT established the first incident management patrol group called SAFE, which is managed by its Traffic Management Center (TMC).
The Traffic Incident Management (TIM) team has representatives from all first responders related to emergency medical services in Puerto Rico.
TIM patrols are one of the least expensive and most effective Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) strategies to mitigate congestion caused by traffic incidents.
Increase the number of ambulances (Type III or equivalent, according to FMCSA standards) in Puerto Rico from 442 to 450 in the next 5 years.
Having a better emergency medical system in Puerto Rico is one of the highest priorities for the SHSP. According to data provided by the Negociado de Cuerpo de Emergencias Médicas de Puerto Rico (NCEMPR), the average annual response time between 2014 and 2016 was 15:45 minutes; measured from the deployment of a CEMPR ambulance to its arrival at the crash scene.
Educate drivers about the priority of emergency vehicles.