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Busy Ambulance EOH

Busy Ambulance EOH

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A growing city and region has meant many changes, including the demands on Community Ambulance of Minot. In this week's Eye on Health, Carla Burbidge tells us how they are handling the growth.

Community Ambulance of Minot is called out about 40 times a day, roughly 13-thousand times a year. Call volumes have doubled from just a few years ago.

Travis Sheeder, Community Ambulance EMT, "we are seeing more accidents, Trinity is the number one trauma center in the state, and we see most of that"

In fact, he says Minot is the second busiest ambulance crew in a North Dakota city, Fargo being number one. Community Ambulance has remodel recently, adding more space. They run four ambulance crews during the day two at night, 12 hour shifts, at the ready 24 hours a day.

Travis "Just helping people, when we walk into a home, the relief on their faces it's good

Shelby Gantzer has epilepsy, and has experienced several trips in the ambulance,

she says EMT's and paramedics need to be appreciated for the jobs they do.

Shelby Gantzer " they are the first responders to get you to somebody else, they do so much for people

Community Ambulance growing to adapt to a changing Minot. As they head out on another call, a reminder, if you see flashing lights behind your vehicle, pull over to the right,

With the volume of traffic in Minot, it presents challenges for ambulance drivers.

For Eye on Health I'm Carla Burbidge

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