Every minute in the United States, an ambulance gets turned away from an emergency room because hospitals are simply too full. In Los Angeles, where patient and paramedic wait times can span the day and night, the system is being challenged in ways that may alarm you:
FIRESTORM is a feature-length documentary that examines the health care crisis through the prism of the Los Angeles Fire Department. With resources strained, and 9-1-1 being used for everything from heart attacks to itchy feet, LAFD Paramedics are often heard to ask: Who Will Rescue The Rescuers?
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department