CHARLOTTE, N.C. --Medic, the Mecklenburg County ambulance service, has been preparing for a year for the Democratic National Convention that begins Labor Day weekend.

Deputy Director, Kevin Staley, says dealing with the DNC is much like dealing with any mass gathering similar to football games and conventions, but with the added feature of a security perimeter.

Staley says crews will be prepositioned inside the security line to limit instances where they would have to pass through to get to an emergency.

We will already be in there, Staley said, comparing it to how Medic sets up for events like Speed Street where roads are blocked off.

Staley would not discuss staffing but did say Medic has more than 500 employees and will be ready to react as needed when the DNC begins.

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