Austin, TX - Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) is well prepared for this year’s Spring Festival and SXSW festivities. On Tuesday beginning at 3 pm, ATCEMS will activate our Casualty Collection Point (CCP) at 5th and Congress and provide an increased downtown presence with additional medics on ambulances, “gators” and motorcycles.
ATCEMS will once again provide daily, interactive incident mapping that will give the public the ability to view incident locations, nature of responses, and patient dispositions. Incident summaries and updates for each 12 hour operational period (3 pm to 3 am) will be released by 1:00 pm on the following day by press release and social media beginning on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Also, for the first time we will be providing the live audio feed of ATCEMS radio traffic from the downtown event area through our Broadcastify channel http://bit.ly/ATCEMSLiveRadioTraffic beginning at 3 pm on Tuesday, March 14.
ATCEMS PIO will make the CCP available to media from 2 pm - 6 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, March 15 and 16. Please contact EMS Public Information at 512-972-7272 to arrange access.