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Wallingford observes EMS Week

May 16, 2014
Estherville News

WALLINGFORD - The Wallingford Emergency Medical Services was started in 2006. Serving the citizens within the City of Wallingford, High Lake and Twelve Mile Lake Townships. Wallingford EMS currently has three EMS drivers, two emergency first responders and seven EMT's.

Wallingford EMS responds to 20-30 EMS calls a year. This includes requests for an ambulance (emergency and non-emergency calls and fire EMS responses). Wallingford EMS works closely with the Estherville Ambulance Service. Wallingford EMS is a non-transport service. Estherville Ambulance transports patients to the hospital.

Wallingford EMS has all basic life-support equipment, with the help of the Emmet County Foundation which has awarded the service grant funds for EMS equipment including trauma response bag, battery operated suction, a back board and vacuum splints. Estherville Ambulance also helps with EMS equipment.

The Wallingford EMS team's responsibility is to provide the best patient care, patient stabilization and patient assessments for the transporting ambulance.

Wallingford EMS also works with the Emmet County Sheriff's Department, Graettinger Ambulance, Terril Ambulance, Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau Of EMS, Emmet County Public Health and Avera Holy Family Hospital.

Anyone interested in joining Wallingford EMS, please call Jarrod Fischer at 712-867-4585. Anyone interested in coming a EMT, may contact Iowa Lakes Community College for class information and details.



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