Even 3 MAST employees have agreed with me on that point.
I never log more than 15 in-service units at any given time on weekend mornings- do the math- that's one unit in service per 30,000 residents of their about 450,000 person service area.
Two area cities with around 30,000 residents- Raytown and Grandview for example- have AT LEAST 2 in-service paramedic units- or 1 for every 15,000 residents.
Quite often- MAST has to rely on ambulances from other agencies to run calls in KC-MO..
If you use the rule-of-thumb that there SHOULD be one ambulance for every 15,000 residents- then MAST should have no fewer than 30 ambulances in-service at any given time.
Kansas City-MO residents are served by half that number of paramedic units.
The STAR wasn't interested in this fact when I brought it to their attention- as an employee- in the mid-1990's.
I think the matter is too important to keep secret.