Warwick. Warwick Community Ambulance fields 115 calls in December, 1,503 in 2020

| 17 Jan 2021 | 03:54

The Warwick Community Ambulance Service fielded 115 calls and worked 143 hours for the month of December.

The volunteers responded to the following calls: 37 general illness, 15 falls, 14 difficulty breathing, 11 motor vehicle incidents, 10 unresponsive, eight cardiac, five overdose, three injuries, two seizures, two AirMed transports, two pain, two OBGYN, and four other.

The ambulance service gained 18 new members in 2020, one member achieve EMT, and four members are due to complete certification in early 2021.

The service also expects delivery of a new ambulance in 2021, all while dealing with the additional challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The members stepped up, and dealt with new and unprecedented situations, handling more than 1,500 calls this year.

More members are always needed.

All these calls were handled by volunteers who provide service 24/7.

If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering, visit www.warwickems.com to print an application, call and leave a message at 845-986-4136 or stop by EMS bay at 146 South St. Extension.