Paramedic Base Station

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a designated Paramedic Base Station. We provide medical direction, training, and oversight to our South Bay communities, including Torrance, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and El Segundo, as well as providing oversight and training to several Los Angeles City and County Fire departments. We receive more than 700 paramedic calls each month and provide medical direction and assistance for each call. We receive and treat more than 500 patients by ambulances each month.

We consider disaster preparation to be an integral part of our community health responsibility. With the City of Torrance, we are an active participant in disaster preparedness, meeting regularly with City Fire and Police Departments, as well as other local agencies, to improve our disaster response for a mass casualty event. We conduct regular ongoing drills using a variety of scenarios, to prepare for the rapid implementation of a command and control structure, mass triage, decontamination and treatment of multiple casualty victims. We also participate in the annual State of California Medical and Health Disaster Exercise, deploying simulated victims in order to test our surge capacity, communications and resource management in accordance with our Hospital Disaster Plan. At the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance Emergency Department we strive actively to be prepared for any man-made or natural disaster.

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