BCEHS ground ambulances are designed and equipped to support our highly skilled paramedics in providing emergency care and patient transport.
BCEHS paramedics respond to the needs of the majority of patients using two types of ambulances: Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS). When more advanced care is required, primary care paramedics (PCPs) can be supported by advanced care paramedics (ACPs). ALS ambulances are staffed by ACPs who receive additional training which enables them to perform more advanced pre-hospital emergency care procedures.
In additionto Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support ambulances, BCEHS operates specially-designed ground ambulances to support critical care and infant transport team paramedics as well as low-acuity inter-facility patient transfers and emergency management units designed to respond to large scale emergencies. Our fleet is managed and maintained to ensure a safe, reliable and efficient fleet of ambulances for patients, paramedics and the public.