Our program in the Dominican Republic started when a Peace Corps Volunteer living in Manzanillo called us up to ask if we had any ambulances to donate. We didn’t have any ambulances to donate, we were sorry to explain, (and for reasons you can read more about here) but we did have a dispatching software called Beacon which might be able to help coordinate the other ambulances and vehicles.
Since that first conversation in August 2014, this pilot program has grown from a few transfers for complicated childbirths each week, to a rural emergency response network with groups of responders in multiple communities across Monte Cristi province now trained and connected to our Beacon platform, and providing prehospital emergency care and inter-facility transfers to a population of nearly 75,000 Dominicans who’d previously had limited access to reliable emergency care and transport.
| Emergency Incidents |
(through Dec. 31, 2016)
|Launch Date||April 2015||June 2016||July 2016|
|Patient Transport Vehicles||3||2||2||7|
|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|