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Ambulance

The Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) Ambulance department consists of highly skilled professionals who are trained to provide rapid assessment of injury and provide urgent care. Upon arrival at an accident scene, crews are able to start IV’s, stabilize patients, provide adequate airways for patients to breath (intubation), immobilize the spine, administer numerous medications, offer emotional support to family members, and much more. Their services under extreme pressure can help improve the outcomes of patients in emergency situations.

As a hospital-based county ambulance service, the CCMH Ambulance staff responds to needs throughout Crawford County. In fact, the department:

• Covers 780 square miles of territory
• Responds to more than 1300 calls each year
• Provide Paramedic level support for surround Basic level ambulances
• Maintains 3 ambulances fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment
• Each ambulance is equipped with GPS to assist with navigation throughout county
• Transports critically ill patients to specialty care facilities when needed

Our Ambulance crews provide numerous other services for the benefit of the community. Examples include:

• Organizing and coordinating annual day-long EMS Conference for more than 100 local participants
• Drawing blood for lab tests for residents at Eventide, Reed House and Denison Care Center as needed
• Standing by at area football games, rodeos and other special events throughout the county
• Participating in community parades
• Providing tours of the ambulances to grade school children
• Educating and/or training area fire departments and first responders as requested
• Serving as a clinical site for EMT students
• Provide community education programs such as CPR and first aid
• Work closely with other community response agencies and organizations for emergency preparedness

In the event of an emergency, residents are reminded to always call 9-1-1 first.