Program Faculty UCLA Center for Prehospital Care, Paramedic Education Program Redondo Beach, California
Many of the clinical and operational practices we consider foundational today originated with the first employees and leaders of the Freedom House Ambulance Service in Pittsburgh, PA in the 1960s and 1970s. The service came to an untimely end, and today remains under-represented in much of the education about the origins of EMS. Central to the mission of Freedom House Ambulance Service was improving the equitable delivery of healthcare. 50 years later, on the eve of the launch of Freedom House 2.0, we look at the ways in which that mission has, and has not, been fulfilled.
Understand the history of Freedom House Ambulance Service and its role in the foundation of EMS.
Understand the relevance of the history of Freedom House Ambulance Service on services today.
Explore his or her own service regarding how life safety and excellent care can be provided to all community members.