By Jerry Sourbeer
Per Chief Bianco, when ambulances are parking in the outside carport, they should only run out of the front of the car port and they must be backed into the car port. If we ever happen to have two ambulances at station 15 and both are parking in the carport, they should be backed into the car port with one behind the other.
It is too difficult for ambulances to negotiate the turn to enter from the rear of the car port and the risk of damage is too great (it’s already happened). A yellow guideline will be placed along the car port to help with ambulance backing (in addition to the backer). An “exit only” sign will also be placed at the rear of the car port to help ambulances remember to not pull through from the rear. If you see an ambulance crew attempting to enter from the rear of the car port, please instruct them to not do so and/or notify a supervisor.
Zone cars and supervisor vehicles may run out of the back of the car port.
If you have any questions, please contact your supervisor.
Jerry W. Sourbeer, Jr., BS, NRP