The Warwick Community Ambulance Service fielded 160 calls, two standbys, worked 169 hours and travelled 1,829 miles in December. As of year end 2016, Warwick EMS volunteers fielded 1,581 calls and 62 standbys, working 2,122 hours and travelled 20,000 miles.
For the month of December, Warwick EMS responded to the following: 43 calls for general illness; 30 calls for falls; 18 calls for motor vehicle crashes; 12 calls for difficulty breathing; seven calls each for cardiac issues and pain; six calls each for possible stroke, overdose, and medical transports; five calls for injury; three calls each for emotionally disturbed, G.I. issues and unresponsive; two calls each for odor of gas/carbon monoxide, inability to walk, syncope, seizures and structure fire and rehab; and one call for mutual aid to Goshen.
Warwick EMS was on standby twice, once for Greenwood Lake and once for the New Year’s Celebration on Railroad Ave. in Warwick.