Enterprise City finished 2013 with about 160 ambulance calls. On more than one occasion we had 4 calls in a 24 hour period and several incidents when we had two calls at the same time. It has proven to be a good decision to keep our older ambulance as a backup. We frequently use Life Flight or Mercy helicopters to assist in certain situations. You will likely see more of them in the future.
Our volunteers usually cover a 12 hour shift from 6 am to 6 pm OR 6 pm to 6 am. Ordinarily there are 3 individuals designated to respond at any given time 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are alerted by pager and expected to respond to the station within minutes. Our response times are well lower than the state average or expectation.
Perhaps you have noticed our people wearing EMT shirts or jackets during the day. This usually represents those who are “on call”. The hospital has a preference that we wear some time of identifying clothing or uniform and it also presents a more professional appearance to the patients and family members that we interact with.
It is not always convenient or easy for our team to be “tethered” to a pager and willing to drop everything at a moments notice. It requires a lot of personal sacrifice and a high level of commitment to our community. If you happen to see any of our team wearing their uniform, please take a moment to thank them for helping to make Enterprise a better place to live.