It’s no mystery that Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians have been very busy the last two years. We were the first fire agency to treat COVID-19 patients in Clark County, and that’s a small percentage of overall medical calls to which we respond. Out of the 8,353 calls that we responded to in 2021, a whopping 87% were emergency medical calls.
The growth rate for Clark County has increased about 19% since 2010. To provide some perspective of that growth, in 2017 we responded to 7114 emergency calls, versus 8,353 last year. We expect that number to grow in 2022 and beyond.