Ambulance Companies need Public Relations so that folks will remember this and get the heck out of the way when they see the lights and hear those sirens. And yet Ambulance Companies often do not go out of their way to do proper public relations in their communities. Ambulance service
Often we see first responders as State Fairs, Events and community involvement days, but really it is going to take more than this to insure that ambulances are respected on the road and those in the ambulance are looked at as authority figures in chaotic crisis. Businesses which are under contract with government agencies to help the common good need to be aware of public relations and this is why it is so important for ambulance companies to consider this.
It makes sense for an ambulance company to start a public relations program which will include sending first responders staff and ambulances to Boy Scout meetings, schools and other community events. Often ambulance companies will use a grid defense pattern to reduce the travel time in traffic in case of an emergency.
When these first responders and ambulance technicians are in parking lots they should do what many community-policing officers do and that is to talk to the citizens around the area and explain how the ambulance works and all the various important components that go into their job. By doing this they will earn the trust of the community and this will make their job a lot easier in the future. Please consider this in 2006.