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Safety-02: Lights and Sirens Transport Rate


A rate of emergency lights and sirens transports. This includes each vehicle transporting from an incident with one or more patients.


Number of lights and sirens used during transport


Number of patient transports by unit originating from a 911 request


Lights and siren responses are demonstrated to have a greater risk for patients, providers, and public. Assessing risk is an important EMS system issue. The intent of this measure is to allow an agency to assess the use of lights and sirens transports within the agency.

Pseudocode Numerator

eDisposition.18 - Additional Transport Mode Descriptors
4218011 - Lights and Sirens;
4218013 - Lights and No Sirens;
4218017 - Initial No Lights or Sirens, Upgraded to Lights and Sirens;
4218019 - Initial Lights and Sirens, Downgraded to No Lights or Sirens

Pseudocode Denominator

WHERE eResponse.05 - Type of Service Requested is 2205001 - 911 Response (Scene)
eDisposition.12 - Incident/Patient Disposition is 4212033 - Patient Treated, Transported by this EMS Unit

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