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Community Ambulance Calls


Escalon Community Ambulance has listed its calls for service for the period from Wednesday, Jan. 20 through Wednesday, Jan. 27.


Crews responded to:

Heart problems – 4

CVA/Stroke – 1

Breathing problems – 4

Traumatic injury – 1

Other medical problems – 14

Total Patients – 24


Hospital destination:

San Joaquin General – 1

Doctor’s Hospital Manteca – 1

Doctor’s Hospital Modesto – 9

Memorial Medical Center – 4

Kaiser – Modesto – 2

Kaiser – Manteca – 1


Number of patients transported – 18

Number of patients without transport – 6


Emergency: Chest Pain. If someone grabs their chest and says “my chest hurts,” assume it’s a heart attack. Chest pain is a heart attack until proven otherwise. That’s how we look at it in EMS. A 17-year-old can have a heart attack. Anyone can have a heart attack.

Plan of action: Dial 911. Then check airway, breathing, circulation (ABC). Are they breathing? Do they have a pulse? If not, start CPR. Don’t know CPR? Give Escalon Community Ambulance a call for a class. Public courses are hands only! No more mouth to mouth! Get involved and help or just stand back and be another “bystander.”