So the northeast got hit with quite the whopper of a snowstorm.
As expected New York City EMS call volume was up and the system went into a backlog at one point of 1300 calls because numerous units were stuck in the snow and it was taking an extraordinarily long time to reach the callers. Mutual Aid was activated, and response engines were given orders to contact medical control on calls where CPR was in progress for greater than 20 minutes for field termination authorization.
I was however a bit befuddled when I saw this tweet from FDNYNews:
I guess its because 9-1-1 isn’t for just true emergencies all the other times when there isn’t snow on the ground.