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SENTINEL TRIBUNE EMT Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Page 10 Walnut Grove Ambulance members From left: Dean Baker, Dave Hemp, Buddy Baumann, Paula McGarvey, Amy Koblegard, Teri Herder- Blahnik, Ford Ankrum, Beth Bender, Bret Buchman, Tom Hansen, Eric Belling, Sarah Davis. Not Pictured: Janet Theisen, Nate Knakmuhs, Mike Landuyt, Jeff Harnack, Joleen Houdek, Chad Freeburg, ' Andy Foster. Submitted photo ..................... ,, f When to Call an Ambulance... In honor or EMS Week, ACEP offers tips for when to call EMS. Always call EMS if someone needs immediate medical treatment. To make this decision, ask yourself the following questicns: Is the person's condition life-threatening? Could the person's condition worsen and become life threat- ening on the way to the hospital? Does the person require the skills or equipment of paramed- ics or emergency medical technicians? Could the distance or traffic conditions cause a delay in get- ting the person to the hospital? If your answer to any of these questions is "yes," or if you are unsure, it's best to call EMS, ACEP stressed. Paramedics and EMTs can begin medical treatment at the scene and on the way to the hospital and alert the emergency department of the person"s condition en route. When you call for help, speak calmly and clearly. Give your name, address and phone number; provide the location of the patient and describe the problem. Finally, don't hang up until the dispatcher tells you to, because he or she may need more infor- mation or give you instructions. 1 The Following Businesses Support All You Do For Us THANKS! I Birkholz Law LI C J l First Security Bank lJ INTEGRITYBANK l " We wantto be your LOCAL lawyers" J J [ Storden, MN Phone 507-445-3417 II Mt!riS:eMN56180   I 507.274.6501 J .......... I"DiJ 17. ' I J ww5':n8t59e'lbank'cm ' Member ffDIC J Bubai Food Store l Walnut Grove, MN Walnut Grove J 507-859-2160 ,,, 859-2929 ,-,l Country View Senior Living Klasse Sales and Service 507-276166.702 1 st Ave. since 1945 "Top quality living and care" Walnut Grove, MN  507-859-2133 i Cn.@Good. . O4 ..sa.mantan 507-274-6155 The place where ll care, quality ! and love ,go hand in hand D & M Auto Repair I IKNAK_MUS AGENCYI Walnut Grove J I 507-859-2154 507-274-5962 I 859-3000 ,.,0,,[ J Walnut Grove Westbrook bp bp 102 South First Ave, 507-274-5300 westr" wa'nut I [ A.,o . [ Grove Chargers  Walnut Grove, MN I l'' 507-274-6111 or 507-859-2142  507-859-2220 ,.,,,ol lib t lill|llllllllil]ililHrl]llllllllll!tl1111 lilillBilmllf lilliDiilillllllll I : illlllliniiL./,- : .................. "-::,"""