Holdrege Fire and Rescue

EMS

Holdrege Recue Squad


Before the Ambulance Arrives:

 

If you or someone you are with becomes ill or injured and is in need of an ambulance, here are a few simple steps to follow.

KEEP CALM- If you get excited, the patient will too. It is also easier to give the right information when you are calm.

CALL 911- 911 is available in the Phelps County area and should be used for all emergencies, Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service.

 

PROVIDE THE 911 DISPATCHER WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

 

  • Who you are and who the patient is.
  • What you believe is wrong with the patient.
  • Where you are-your address and any other information that will help us find you.
  • Provide a phone number if possible; we may need to call you back.
  • Don’t hang up the phone until the dispatcher tells you to.
  • Turn on the porch light.
  • Return to the patient and listen for the phone.
  • Don’t move the patient unless he or she is in danger of being injured from their surroundings.

 

Questions to expect when the ambulance arrives:

 

  • Does the patient have any medical problems such as diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems, lung problems, or any other medical condition?
  • Is the patient taking any medications? It is a good idea to gather these together if possible so EMS personnel can make a list.
  • How was the patient injured or how long ago did they become ill?
  • Who is the patient’s regular doctor?

These questions are important in helping the EMS personnel provide the most helpful and appropriate care.

 

Help us find you!

In an emergency situation, response time may be the difference between life and death. Finding an address in the city and the rural areas is always a constant challenge for emergency responders. Help us find you by providing address numbers to your home that can be seen from the street, if you live in the rural areas your name and 911 addresses on your mailbox or at the end of your drive way can be a true lifesaver. Make sure children in your home know their address and directions to the home.

Place your address by the phone for a visiting guest that may need to call 911.

 

These are just a few helpful hints brought to you by THE HOLDREGE RESCUE SQUAD.


SQUAD MEMBERS
JIM WAGNER
MARK ABRAMSON- UNIT CAPTAIN
JEFF NANTKES
DAN WAGNER
DOUG NOVAK
LONNIE DEJONGE-ASSISTANT UNIT CAPTAIN
TIM HOEFT
ROBERT JOHNSTON
DUDLEY KARLSON-EMS TRAINER
KENT MATOUSEK
TRAVIS HUNTER
ERIC CEPEL
TORI JOHNSTON
MICHAEL HENRY
JAMES CATES
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