When the ambulance comes, who pays for the service?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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ravette Emergency Medical Technicians stand in front of one of the Gravette ambulances which serve a large area of Northwest Benton County. From the left, Lt. Glenn Boughman, Spencer Gillming and Star Butler, EMS coordinator.

ravette Emergency Medical Technicians stand in front of one of the Gravette ambulances which serve a large area of Northwest Benton County. From the left, Lt. Glenn Boughman, Spencer Gillming and Star Butler, EMS coordinator.
Photo by Dodie Evans

It’s two o’clock in the morning and you waken to the sound of a siren screaming by. Thankfully, it drifts out of hearing as you turn back to slumberland.

The next morning, you wonder where it was, a fire, a burglary, an ambulance run? Over coffee with friends later, you find out. It was an ambulance.

No, it wasn’t a wreck. It wasn’t a heart attack. You learn the ambulance was responding to assist an elderly person who had fallen out of bed. There was no injury. No transport. No medical crisis.

This happens quite often for the Gravette ambulance crew. And they are happy to respond. The two EMTs on duty are glad to be ...


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