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EMERGENCY AMBULANCE ASSISTANCE SERVICES (EMAS)
 

The St. John Ambulans Malaysia Wilayah Persekutuan's Emergency Medical Assistance Services (EMAS) forms part of the Ambulance Services in Central Zone whichis under the auspices of Jabatan Kecemasan Hospital Kuala Lumpur linked up to the emergency 999 calls (Perkhidmatan Ambulans bagi Perkhidmatan Panggilan Kecemasan 999 (PPK 999) bagi Zon Tengah). An idea conceived by our Commander-in-chief, YBhg Dato' Dr Low Bin Tick was spring onto the drawing board by then Regional Commander, YBhg Dato' Dr Lee Hoo Teong. A committee was formed consist nof Regional Officers from SJAM WP, En. John Eric Mah, En. Lee Wing Kwong, En. Michael Yeow as the Secretary and the then SJAM Kawasan Pantai Selangor Area Commander, En. Burnard Yeo. Both YBhg Dato' Dr Low Bin Tick and YBhg Dato' Dr Lee Hoo Teong was Chairman and Co-Chairman respectively.

The service was fully operational on September 1998 and at that time knows as Emergency Ambulance Services (EAS) covering Kuala Lumpur. The initial staffs consist of four full time staff, Mr. Lee Wing Kwong, Mr. Oh Boon Hann, Mr. William Khong and Mr. Dermudoo operating with an ambulance from the Wilayah's office with the assistance from volunteers during weekends and public holidays. In its hunble beginning it was basic tools !!! To day it has been upgraded to a Class B Ambulance.

YBhg Dato' Dr Low Bin Tick through his influence and great persuasive power was able to obtained 4 new ambulances to start the service. The Donors were from Keringat Sdn Berhad, Phileo Allied Securities Sdn Berhad, Rotary Club of KL Di-Raja and Country Heights Sdn Berhad. Two anbulances each were place at SJAM WP Headquarters and SJAM Kawasan Pantai Selangor Headquarters.

A control centre was built to run the operation at National Headuarters, Jalan Shelley and Kuala Lumpu. The building was donated by YBhg Tan Sri Dato' Seri AP Arumugam, Regional President SJAM WP and officiate by the then Minister of Health, Dato' Chua Jui Meng on 14 July 1999. Mr Quah Sek Cheng, a Rotarian friend of YBhg Dato' Dr Lee Hoo Teong provided free architectural services and the building was completed in six (6) months.

The Name Emergency Medical Assistance Services (EMAS) was chosen to replace the original Emergency Ambulance Service. The word "EMAS" in Bahasa Malaysia simply means gold emphasising the importance of the Golden Hours in the field of pre-hospital emergency care. The department is also proud to be the first emergency ambulance service to achieve the ISO 9002 on the 1st September 2000 accredited by RWTUV.

The EMAS is an importance service to residents in the Klang Valley. We have handled 14,000 cases since September 1998. Majority of which are motor vehicular accidents (MVA) and medical (Home). The calls received are mainly from the public as well as from PPK 999. Currently, we operate on a round the clock with two teams of two (2) persons each and a person as a dispatcher. On public holiday we have volunteees from our adults to assist in the service.

There is also a motorbike squad comprising of two motorbikes to enable trained emergency technicians to reach the casualty earlier than the ambulance especially in cardiac arrest cases. The two motorbikes werer donated by The District Grand Council of Royal & Select Maters of South East Asia.

Into is 13th year of services the EMAS continues to rereceived a lot of calls from the public as well as the police. Our teams have often forgone their meals or even unable to take a breather as the emergency line keeps ringing !!! We work closely with the Polis DiRaja Malaysia as well as the Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia assisting them in times of disasters and emergencies.

OBJECTIVES

  • To Plan, Oganize and implement successfully the first SJAM 24hrs Emergency Ambulance Service in Kuala Lumpur.
  • To define the main important role the SJAM EMAS which is the provision of immediate, proper and efficientlife saving services in the Pre-Hospital Care of the Management of Trauma Casualties and patient with Medical Emergencies.
  • To prepare for other secondanry roles
    • such as the provision of transport and transfer of patients to and from hospital to their home.
    • to prepare for major incidents and national emergencies.
 
EQUIPMENT
The EMAS ambulance is properly equipped with the following :-
 
  • Scoop Stretcher
  • Extrication Device
  • Pocket Mask
  • Limb Immobilizer / Splint
  • Drip Set
  • Head Immobilizer
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Full Spinal Board / Half Spinal Board
  • Portable Resuscitator
  • Bag Valve Mask
  • Adjustable Cervical Collar
  • Foldable Stretcher
  • Personal Protection Equipment (Hard Hat, Mask, Glove)
  • Portable Suction
  • BP Set , Gluocometer
  • Communications Equipment
  • Trauma Bag
  • Ambulance Stretcher

 

 
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