The Uniform EMS Ordinance, and related Interlocal Agreements, establish the Area Metropolitan Ambulance Authority, dba MedStar Mobile Healthcare. In conjunction with each member city’s fire or police EMS first-response, the MedStar System provides service to more than 936,000 residents over 436 square miles, and responds to approximately 125,000 emergency calls a year. The mission is to provide high quality patient care in an efficient, accountable, and cost effective fashion. To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the System, the Ordinance also establishes the Emergency Physicians Advisory Board (EPAB) to provide medical direction and oversight to the entire system.
These protocol’s jurisdictional authority pertains to the following members of the MedStar System:
Area Metropolitan Ambulance Authority
dba MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Fort Worth Fire Department
Fort Worth Police Department
Burleson Fire Department
Forest Hill Fire Department
Haltom City Fire Department
Haslet Fire Department
Lake Worth Fire Department
Blue Mound Fire Department
Edgecliff Village Fire Department
River Oaks Fire Department
Saginaw Fire Department
Sansom Park Fire Department
Westover Hills Police Department
Westworth Village Police Department
White Settlement Fire Department
*Lockheed Martin (FW) Fire Department
* EPAB does not provide direct medical oversight for these agencies
OMD protocols apply only during official responses within the member jurisdictions, to personnel who are considered to be “On-Duty” by their respective agencies. Agencies responding to mutual aid requests are expected to operate under them as well.
In the case of a regional disaster, providers who normally operate under these protocols will continue to do so, regardless of the location of the disaster, until other instructions can be provided.