Paramedic services should take a look at their emergency service siblings.
For example our older brother, the police. We do not see them sit at their police station until a crime happens – they actively patrol their area, their presence deterring crime and assuring citizens, their interactions with the public via stalls, info days, brochures and exhibitions informing the population on the prevention of crime.
Whereas we sit and wait for emergencies to happen. Isn’t it time that Paramedic Services integrate themselves in to the health system tightly, and evolve from passive response to (pro)active engagement within the community?