What I find interesting is the discussion of wether to drive to the ER or call 911. As a person that as a youth was a Boy Scout then in Civil Air Patrol learning emergency first aid and preparing for backcountry emergencies. Now as an adult I am a police officer with 14 years on the job, I am surprised the discussion is not about preparedness.
I was an officer for 25 years and the first county I worked at was so rural our Sheriff has every deputy trained as EMT's and we carrier the "Crash kits" like found on an ambulance, antihistamines, O2 etc and had permission from the EMS director to use anything in the kits. Why because the first unit on most med calls was a deputy. I switched county s to a medium size one and all deputy's had a minimum of advanced first aid. 911 will dispatch emergency units in the area. All the park rangers where also trained in first aid so 911 maybe the quickest. Living in rural NM now I have seen dispatch co ordinate a meet between private transport and the ambulance until we got a med flight assigned the area. As stated above you have to make the choice to transport or wait. I had a partner shot called for an ambulance and then thought your 2 blocks from the hospital and the ambulance is coming 18 miles, he made the trip in my unit. Preparation and knowledge can make the difference of life and death as can the choice you make. Travel safe.
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