Ambulance Squad

Ambulance

The Frontier County Ambulance Service is our local ambulance service that covers the majority of Frontier county, the southern portions of Lincoln county and the eastern portion of Hayes County.  We cover any emergency that comes into the local sheriffs office in these areas.  It is a great service to the citizens of these areas, as the nearest hospital is 45 minutes away.  Our ambulance service is run strictly by volunteers.

The Frontier County Ambulance Service consists of two departments, the Curtis Ambulance department and the Maywood Ambulance department, they each cover different areas, have different EMT's, but we all function under one service, governed by one board.
One department is based out of Curtis.  We have 2 ambulances in Curtis, the main unit used on all actual calls and the backup unit, used for standby situations like footballs games and other events.  It is also used of course in case our main unit is on another call.  The other department is based out of Maywood.  They have one unit available for any emergency calls.  

Squad
EMT's with one of the 2 new portable suction units purchased with funds leftover from the money raised during Farmedic training in 2004. 

 
Our departments are staffed with state licensed EMT's that are all on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

SQUAD OFFICERS

Chief:  Marcia Owens

Assistant Chief: Ryan Pate

Curtis Captain: Lindy Elson

Maywood Captain: Gary Doxon

Secretary: Chris Doxon

 

EMTS - On Call For Life

From FamilyDoctor.org

How do I know if I'm having a heart attack?

The pain of a heart attack can feel like bad heartburn. You may also be having a heart attack if you:

  • Feel a pressure of crushing pain in your chest, sometimes with sweating, nausea or vomiting.
  • Feel pain that extends form your chest into the jaw, left arm or left shoulder.
  • Feel tightness in your chest.
  • Have shortness of breath for more than a couple of seconds.

Don't ignore the pain or discomfort. If you think you are having heart problems or a heart attack, get help immediately. The sooner you get treatment, the greater the chance that the doctors can prevent further damage to the heart muscle.

What should I do if I think I am having a heart attack?

Right away, call for an ambulance to take you the hospital. While you wait for the ambulance to come, chew one regular tablet of aspirin. Don't take the aspirin if you're allergic to aspirin.

If you can, go to a hospital with advanced care facilities for people with heart attacks. In these medical centers, the latest heart attack technology is available 24 hours a day. This technology includes rapid thrombolysis (using medicines called "clot busters"), cardiac catheterization and angloplasty.

In the hospital, you might be given "clot busters" that reopen the arteries to your heart very fast! Nurses and technicians will place an IV line (intravenous line) in your arm to give you medicines. They will also do an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKC), give you oxygen to breathe and watch your heart rate and rhythm on a monitor.

Our meetings are the second Monday of every month at 7:30 P.M.

Frontier County Ambulance Service
P.O. Box 41
Curtis, NE  69025

Star of Life

EMT's

Staci Anderson

Kelly Bensel

Steve Benzel

Glenda Bierfreund

Sue Bloomsted

Kenda Bonini

Chris Carr

Chris Doxon

Gary Doxon

Lindy Elson

Jessie Herman

Marcia Owens

Ryan Pate

Erin Pascoe

Stef Schultz

Chuck Snare

Brad Welch

 

Captains

Curtis: Brad Welch

Maywood: Steve Benzel


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