The impact of alcohol on Dufferin EMS #AlcoholStories

Alcohol plays a huge role
in the emergency medical services. It absolutely affects our job every day. Every single day. Many of our calls they kind of
start with alcohol, so any of the domestic violence,
sexual assaults, party situations, a lot of the time it will be
fights that break out because of alcohol. It’s all time dependant so if we’re tied up
responding to a fight at a house party
that broke out where 4 or 5 people injured
so we’re requiring all of our ambulances to respond, you know, being able to respond to
the heart attack in 6 minutes quickly becomes 26 minutes. This is a problem that we see every day, all the time, and it’s devastating. It’s really, it’s sad.

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