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Archived some threads[edit]

I've archived some inactive threads to subsections which were notifications about discussions that have since been closed. — Cirt (talk) 13:10, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Suggest taking a look at harmonizing two articles[edit]

Hi all, I checked out paramedicine today and was rather surprised to find very little information, especially on history, which is instead largely covered in paramedic. I really think these two articles need to be harmonized if not merged because of just how substantial their overlap is. As a concrete example paramedicine article as it is give the impression that paramedicine prior to 1996 was merely something "discussed", whereas the paramedic article strongly implies that the transition from ambulance services to the paramedics we know today took place in the 1970s.

Additionally, the paramedicine article describes paramedicine in the unfortunately obtuse statement that it is "a health profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health, often following acute or sudden onset of medical or traumatic events." With respect to those who wrote it, this is more or less meaningless. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 15:45, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Escape chair[edit]

Could someone more familiar with EMS work take a look at Escape chair and its history? It appears to have been discovered by a salesman or something. WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:51, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

South Central Ambulance Service[edit]

Not sure if this is the right place but I have reverted the move of South Central Ambulance Service to South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust as we use the common name rather than the more formal name. Other trusts in Category:NHS ambulance services use the common name, is there a guideline or other discussion that these ambulance services dont use the common name?, thanks MilborneOne (talk) 12:57, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Proposal to add a section about article structure[edit]

I propose that a section on article structure be added to the project page. This would be similar to the structure on Wikipedia:WikiProject Fire Service.

The suggested structure would be:


EMS articles should be structured largely along the following guidelines:

  1. Infobox - Any article about a specific EMS service should use the infobox ambulance company template.
  2. History - A brief history of the service.
  3. Stations and apparatus/vehicles - This should be in table format and cited as much as possible.
    • Only active stations should be included. Closed or future stations are not applicable (violates WP:NOTSTATSBOOK).
    • Whenever possible the city or neighborhood of stations should be used rather than just their address.
  4. Notable incidents - Notable incidents are ones that have their own page on Wikipedia. If no such page exists, the incident doesn't qualify as notable.
  5. Popular culture - Notable depictions of the department in movies and television.

What NOT to include[edit]

Do not include the following on an EMS article (Wikipedia is not a stats book nor is it a memorial):

  • A list of fallen EMS workers is not notable UNLESS they were killed in an otherwise notable incident, in which case the names of the fallen should be included on the page for the notable incident.
  • A list of apparatus/vehicle specifications.
    • There is no need to detail the make and model of every apparatus or vehicle in a service's fleet.

Thank you for your input. Magnolia677 (talk) 14:24, 25 December 2015 (UTC)