Reedy Creek Fire Department Emergency Services implemented a program know as MARC in 2001. Medical Assistance Response Cart, to have faster respond times to both emergency and nonemergency to both visitors and castmember contact times in Theme parks of Animal kingdom,EPCOT,Magic kingdom,Disney MGM Studios and The Downtown Disney Area . The crews use specialize electric vehicles outfitted with Advance Life Support Equiment and Basic Life Support and staffed with paramedic and EMT are able to respond to Magic kingdom,Animal kingdom,EPCOT,MGM Studios and The Downtown Disney Area faster patient contact.implemented in partnership with the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resorts serves as a model for future MARC program continued to achieve the Department’s goals with faster patient contact times and has had a direct positive impact on patient outcomes.MARC units have supported this theory through their rapid response of BLS and ALS procedures.
Location continues to be another advantage of the Program. Having consistent crews and stationS locations have allowed the assigned personnel to build relationships with Walt Disney World management. These relationships have allowed crews to better service delivery methods that meet Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resorts needs as well as Reedy Creek Emergency Services standards.
MARC personnel also continued to increase their role in Reedy Fire Department and Reedy Creek Emergency Medical Services public education initiatives. Providing CPR and other medical related training programs have allowed for further development of the citizen’s role in EMS. Additionally, the MARC personnel have been utilized to provide various training classes within Reedy Creek Fire Department and Reedy Emergency Medical Services and Walt Disney World Resorts.
These personnel are assigned to work 1x10 and 2x15 hour shifts MARC personnel are usually schedule to work 3 days on and 4 days off and MARC consist of 21 Paramedics and 15 EMTs