SVAS At Your Service 5-26-11
SALISBURY — The Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS) is an all-volunteer organization whose members are on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week to respond to emergencies in the community. SVAS responded to 28 calls in April. These included six calls for a sick person, four falls, three seizures, two for chest pain, one difficulty breathing, one motor vehicle accident, one psychiatric call and one water rescue. The water rescue was for a boat capsized on the Twin Lakes, near O’Hara’s Landing Marina. In addition, the ambulance was dispatched on five Lakeville Hose Co. calls, for a chimney fire, a HazMat (hazardous material) and three CO alarms. There were five days when the ambulance crew was dispatched two times. Seven of the calls were for residents of Noble Horizons.This monthly update on EMS activities is by Journal copy editor and ambulance squad volunteer Tara Kelly.