Ambulances

The ambulance service in the Capital Region of Denmark is the backbone of the pre-hospitalisation efforts, both in everyday life operations and for major incidents.

The Capital Region of Denmark’s ambulanc​es​

Are dispatched to patients who need emergency treatment or to bed-ridden patients who require surveillance and treatment during transport to hospital or between hospitals.

Assistance in transport of bed-ridden patients​​

When required, and if ambulances are available, the ambulance service also assist with the transport of bed-ridden patients who do not require treatment.

Suppliers​​​

The region has contracts with three ambulance suppliers: Falck A/S, Copenhagen Fire Brigade and Frederiksberg Fire Brigade.

Contracts​​

The present contracts entered into force on 1 September 2009, after a tendering procedure.
The contracts were made as a supply of operational-time which the region’s emergency operations center can use freely for ambulance-related tasks throughout the region.

Emergency response units:​​

The region’s ambulance service comprises 47 emergency response units, distributed as follows:

  • 25 ambulances with full 24-hour activity
  • 13 are 24-hour ambulances with an expected low activity
  • 9 are 24-hour ambulances with either day or evening activity for a 12-hour period.
  • There are an additional 13 reserve ambulances for use when others are out of service or when there is an exceptional demand.

Crews​

12 of the ambulances are crewed by one paramedic and an ambulance assistant. The remaining ambulances are crewed by one emergency medical technician and an ambulance assistant.

Base locations

Ambulances are dispatched by the emergency operations center​ to tasks throughout the region. The individual emergency response units are located at bases that provide a reasonable geographic distribution, enabling rapid response times.

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