Recent Forks Ambulance Calls

  • Wed Jan 17th, 2018 10:54am
  • News

Since the first of the year Forks Ambulance has responded to 11 calls for service:

Jan. 1

One car rollover accident with multiple patients

Jan. 5

Patient transfer to another facility

Jan. 9

Choking on food

Patient transfer to another facility

Jan. 10

Medical Transport

Jan. 11

Lift Assist

Diabetic Emergency

Assault Victim

Jan. 12

Weakness

Welfare check with FPD

Intoxication

Average response time for calls has been one minute 20 seconds from the time 9-11 is called to the ambulance being en route to the incident scene.

This week Forks Ambulance personnel have attended meetings with local law enforcement for active shooter training. The Ambulance Supervisor attended the North West Regional EMS Council meeting as the West Olympic Peninsula EMS Council Pre-Hospital Representative.

Ambulance personnel have completed over 40 hours of ongoing training in this time. Forks Ambulance is comprised of three full-time EMTs, part-time EMT and 19 volunteers. All members of the Forks Ambulance are EMTs, as well as one Registered Nurse/Advanced EMT, one Paramedic, seven Advanced EMTs, one Medical Assistant/Advanced EMT, one Lab Tech and three Emergency Room Technicians.

All of the volunteers work regular jobs outside of their volunteer hours, and have sought out advanced training at their own personal expense and time. EMT experience ranges from 1 year to 40 years. All are certified through the Department. of Health and our most recent additions to the ranks are Nationally registered EMTs. Forks Ambulance serves the Forks community and surrounding areas for approximately 950 square miles, we respond to Sol Duc Hot Springs, to La Push, to Kalaloch Lodge and almost everything in between.