In late January of this year, there were two self reported concerns by the Sheridan Emergency Medical Service system that occurred during an emergency medical response. The two concerns were that one EMS unit did not receive a transmitted page, and one EMS unit had difficulty finding the residence. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.
The EMS unit that did not receive the page was one of three ambulances that were in service by Rocky Mountain Ambulance; the other EMS unit was a Sheridan Fire-Rescue Fire Engine that had trouble locating the address in which the 911 call came from.
Sheridan Police Chief and E911 Director Richard Adriaens.
The RMA ambulance that never received the page was parked at the Goose Valley Fire Department building near the airport as EMT Marc Ketcham was attending a rural fire department meeting and was unaware of the page until his partner EMT James Wright came in from outside to alert Ketcham that they had a call. Adriaens says that an independent review of the situation was conducted and showed that the response time wasn't a factor in a 39-year-old Sheridan man dying from a heart attack.
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