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CareFlite responds to 2 vehicle collision with 9 patients

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(Ferris, Texas) In its first 911 response in Ellis County Emergency Service District #5, CareFlite responded to a two vehicle collision Sunday evening, November 2nd. CareFlite was assisting the Ferris Fire Department. There were a total of 7 pediatric and 2 adult patients. Working with the Ferris and Wilmer Fire Departments, CareFlite transported a total of four patients, two by helicopter and two by ground ambulance.

 

CareFlite assumed responsibility for 911/EMS in Ellis County ESD#2 the previous day, Nov. 1.

Based at Ferris Fire Station #2, CareFlite provides Advanced Life Support ground ambulance service in ESD #2 outside the City of Ferris. This ambulance is part of CareFlite’s ground ambulance service which consists of a total of 26 ground ambulances during times of peak demand in the region. Since it’s founding in 1980, CareFlite has transported over 337,000 patients by ground ambulance.

 

CareFlite offers a membership program to protect families. For just $49 per year or less, you can protect your entire household with a CareFlite Membership. For more information, visit www.careflite.org or call (877) 339-2273.

Membership applications will be available at a free community cookout at Ferris Fire Station #2, 101 Ewing Street, Ferris next Monday from 5 until 7pm. Enjoy free hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings, see the new ambulance, meet CareFlite’s First Responders, watch a CareFlite helicopter land, and meet the Commissioners of Ellis County ESD #5.

 

Founded in 1979, CareFlite is the oldest joint use air medical program in the United States. CareFlite currently operates six air bases including fixed wing air ambulance service and five helicopter EMS bases in North Texas. A 501 (c) 3 non-profit, CareFlite is sponsored by Baylor Health Care, Harris Methodist Hospitals, JPS Health Network, Methodist Health System, Parkland, Presbyterian Healthcare, Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Resources. CareFlite is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS). 

For more information, visit www.careflite.org .


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