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Community Ambulance Calls

Escalon Community Ambulance has listed its calls for service for the period from Wednesday, May 4 through Wednesday, May 11.


Crews responded to:

Heart problems – 3

CVA/Stroke – 1

Breathing problems – 2

Traumatic injury –3

Other medical problems – 11

Total Patients – 20


Hospital destination:

San Joaquin General – 0

Doctors Hospital Manteca – 3

Doctors Hospital Modesto – 5

Memorial Medical Center – 2

Kaiser – Modesto – 0

Oak Valley Hospital – 0


Number of patients transported – 10

Number of patients without transport – 10


Remember to guard against dehydration in the hot months ahead. Dehydration (lack of water) can creep up on you. Often time minor illness or chronic illnesses become worse because we don’t drink enough water. If you are on certain medications check with your private doctor if you are not sure. Most people need more water even if they don’t feel thirsty. Drinking other liquids such as caffeinated drinks can promote dehydration.