Why Medical stand-by?
The Mayor's Special Events Task Group has mandated that on-site EMS personnel must be present for all events, large and small. On-site First Aid is crucial to event safety and to ensure the well-being of participants and staff.
The Department of Fire and EMS has expressed that a necessary provision of planning any special event involves the consideration of First Aid and/or Emergency Medical Services. To guarantee the safety of persons attending a special event, the event planner is responsible for ensuring the existance of appropriately licensed/cerified on-site medical personnel.
On-Site EMS is a benefit to any special event, because it:
To read more about Special Event medical regulations in the district, visit the District of Columbia Department of Health.