“Unit whatever to radio.”
“Whatever, go ahead.”
“Yeah, we need a second unit out here for an additional patient at this MVC.”
“Do you need that other unit emergency or non-emergency?”
“That depends. Where are they coming from?”
Distance has virtually no bearing on how an ambulance should respond. I don’t care about response times, and I don’t care about the company meeting their response time goals. Your patient can either a) wait just a little while to go to the hospital, because they aren’t dying right now, or, b) needs to go to the hospital five minutes ago, and you can’t take them.
Pick one. 90 percent of our emergent responses are bullshit anyways.