In the event of a serious traumatic injury, rapid intravenous fluid replacement therapy may, in all likelihood, thwart the effects of serious blood loss and sustain life even though transport to the hospital may be many minutes away. During a heart attack, the rapid administration of cardiac medications may calm an irritated heart muscle and decrease the amount of permanent damage resulting from vascular blockage.
In addition to the two primary ambulance vehicles, Quad maintains a fully equipped rescue vehicle which plays a crucial role in the extrication of victims trapped inside of their vehicles following traffic crashes. This vehicle carries hydraulic cutting and spreading tools that are capable of removing entire doors and roofs from cars or trucks. Pneumatic air bags are available to help remove victims from overturned vehicles such as heavy farm equipment or from structural collapses.
Many local firefighters have volunteered their time and efforts to staff our rescue vehicle operations and have spent a good deal of time training for various critical incident scenarios. Utilizing interested volunteers further enhances Quad’s main priority of providing quality pre-hospital care to individuals living, working or visiting inside the boundaries of our District.
In addition to the traditional emergency care services typically provided by our organization, we also offer community education programs designed to train the public with some basic emergency first aid and CPR skills that may sustain an individual’s life until more advanced care arrives.
Please check our site frequently to find out when the next community classes will be offered. These classes are provided at little or no cost to the public and are held at our facility on Minerva Rd.
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