Spirit Emergency Medical Services weekly log
Sept. 25-Oct. 1
According to Brian K. Hathaway, Spirit EMS president/CEO, Spirit EMS responded to nine emergency medical dispatches from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office 911 dispatch center. That’s one more than the week prior.
Five of the nine calls were in the Houston EMS district which includes Loramie and Washington townships including the village of Lockington and excluding the village of Russia. There were four dispatches in the Perry Port Salem district, which includes all of Salem and Perry townships including the village of Port Jefferson.
In the Houston district, three of the five patients were transported to the hospital. Two patients refused transport by EMS personnel after being evaluated. Spirit EMS was assisted by Shelby County deputies as well as Lockington, Houston, and Fort Loramie firefighters at the scene of two separate crashes with injuries. One of the crashes occurred while Spirit EMS was already out on another emergency call, and a second ambulance crew from Spirit EMS responded to handle that call.
In the Perry Port Salem district, both Spirit EMS and Perry Port Salem Rescue were dispatched to four calls. Both Spirit EMS and Perry Port Salem Rescue responded to all calls. Shelby County deputies assisted both EMS organizations at the scene of two calls. On one call the patient requested EMS cancel prior to arrival; on two other occasions, a refusal was obtained after evaluation by EMS personnel. Perry Port Salem Rescue transported one patient to the hospital.
Of the four patients transported last week, two went to Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, one to Children’s Medical Center in Dayton and one to Wilson Health.
Spirit EMS responded to 100% of its dispatches last week.