Morrow County Commissioners thanked county Emergency Medical Services Wednesday (EMS) for their work in a proclamation for EMS Week.
Morrow County Emergency Medical Services Chief, Jeff Sparks gave an overview of the numbers for Morrow County EMS in the last six months of 2016 and year-to-date (YTD) in 2017.
From June through December 2016 EMS responded to 2270 calls in Morrow County and 1739 calls in 2017 YTD. The largest number of calls were for motor vehicle injuries, next largest number was for illness reports, another large number was for transport to hospital or doctor. Heart attacks and falls were at the top of the list in number as well as injuries from falls and difficulty breathing. There were 50 other categories of medical emergencies answered by EMS that include: diabetic emergencies, bleeding, fires, drug overdose, mental illness subjects and stroke. There are five EMS bases or stations in Morrow County that respond to emergencies. The Mount Gilead station answers the most with 580 YTD. Cardington Station has 353 YTD, Marengo responded to 385 YTD, Iberia counted 173 responses and Johnsville/Perry 248 responses.