Improving Emergency Medical Services in the Dominican Republic

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RESPONSE MAPS

Emergencias Atendidas por Rescate Ambar en Puerto Plata 2017
Puerto Plata 2017
Emergencias Atendidas por los Bomberos de Manzanillo y de Guayubin 2017
Monte Cristi Province 2017
Emergencias Atendidas por los Bomberos de Manzanillo y de Guayubin 2016
Monte Cristi Province 2016
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BACKGROUND

Since 2014 we’ve been working with partners in public safety and health agencies from rural and urban communities to improve emergency medical services in the Dominican Republic, including volunteer ambulance services, fire departments, Peace Corps volunteers and the Dominican Red Cross. In that time our Beacon pilot program has grown from a few transfers for complicated childbirths each week, to a 24-7 emergency response network with groups of responders in multiple communities across Puerto Plata and Monte Cristi provinces, providing both prehospital emergency care and inter-facility transfers to a population of nearly 325,000 Dominicans who’d previously had limited access to reliable emergency care and transport.

RIDE-ALONG

Interested in learning how EMS works in other countries?
You’ve been invited to visit our partners with Rescate Ambar in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic  and see first-hand how EMS is delivered on the Caribbean coast.

ABOUT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Dominican Republic

Capital – Santo Domingo
Official languages –  Spanish
Population – 9,445,281

To learn more about emergency medical services on the island, visit the Dominican Republic page along with many other countries in our EMS DATABASE.

INCIDENTS CHART
2016 DATA
Metric Manzanillo Monte Cristi Guayubín Totals
Emergency Incidents (through Dec. 31, 2016) 242 91 44 377
Launch Date April 2015 June 2016 July 2016
Population Coverage 15,000 35,000 20,000 70,000
Core Responders 25 27 22 74
Patient Transport Vehicles 3 2 2 7
Patients Transported 242 40 52 334
Avg. Assign Time 0:02:02 0:04:55 0:05:34 0:02:48
Avg. Arrival Time 0:05:20 0:06:03 0:07:50 0:05:06
Avg. Total Scene Time 0:09:56 0:06:23 0:09:14 0:09:02
Avg. Transport Time 0:27:14 0:13:55 0:02:41 0:26:53
Avg. Total Incident Time 0:42:56 0:21:39 0:15:51 0:39:02

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SUPPORTERS

With generous support from:

Emergency Medical Services Development in the Dominican Republic
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Google.org Awards Trek Medics Global Impact Award
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Emergency Medical Services Development in the Dominican Republic
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And a very special thanks to:

The Bill and Ann Bresnan Foundation The Henry E. Niles Foundation The Widgeo Point Charitable Foundation

UPDATES

SERVICES WE SUPPORT IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Interview with Col. Ramon Soriano about how his volunteers helped save the life of a drowned baby in the town next door.

Interview with Col. Hipolito Capellan about his career with the Guayubin Fire Department.

Interview with Reynaldo about response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Visit the Bomberos de Verón-Punta Cana-Bávaro Facebook page

Visit the Bomberos de Higüey Facebook page

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