FAQ about 1710 EMS – BLS/AED


Travel Time is measured by on-scene arrival, not arrival at the patient. NFPA 1710 states that units providing BLS transport shall be staffed and trained at the level prescribed by the state or provincial agency responsible for providing emergency medical services licensing. Based on staffing requirements within the jurisdiction, the minimum number of necessary personnel must meet:

  • A turnout time objective of 60 seconds or less
  • A travel time of 240 seconds or less,
  • To 90% of all emergency medical incidents

Minimum EMT-B Staffing Help

Select the minimum number of EMT-B personnel (staff trained at EMT basic level) who are required on scene in order to meet compliance for your agency. The analytics module will verify that each incident meets this minimum staffing requirement.

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