34 July calls
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 34 calls in July. These included four calls for a sick person, four falls, four motor vehicle accidents, two difficulty breathing, two for an inebriated person, one poisoning, one traumatic injury, one stroke, one unconscious person and one unresponsive. In addition, the ambulance was dispatched for two Lakeville Hose Co. calls for CO alarms. Fourth of July festivities and a horse event at Riga Meadow Equestrian Center in Salisbury accounted for four stand-bys. Six of the calls resulted in refusals to transport.
There were six days when the ambulance crew was dispatched two times, two days when they were sent out four times and five calls on July 17. Six of the calls were for residents of Noble Horizons.
This monthly column by Lakeville Journal copy editor and ambulance squad volunteer Tara Kelly is an update on EMS activities.