Miller County Georgia EMS information
- August 8, 2017
- Posted by: Myers Jackson
- Category: Community News
Miller County Georgia EMS information
Miller County Georgia EMS information, Miller County Fire/EMS is located in the county seat of Colquitt, GA which is home of the historic Cotton Hall where the Museum of Southern Cultures can also be found. Standing ready to aid and assist in the event of an emergency are the dedicated individuals of the Colquitt-Miller County Fire/EMS.
The individual who is called to be a Firefighter/EMT has much asked of them physically as well as emotionally with each call every day. They serve in some of the following categories: fire suppression, emergency medical aid or rescue, hazardous material responses, training, building inspections and public education.
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Together with the following requirements these individuals are whom the citizens turn to in times of emergency, natural disasters or distress. The Firefighter/EMT is required to attend regularly scheduled training which allows them to maintain the necessary level of knowledge, skills and abilities to do their tasks according to state law, the county’s protocols as well as SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures).
Also, they drive or ride the emergency vehicle responding to emergencies where they endure environments or elements deemed undesirable by many of us. Such as the sweltering heat of summer, the bone-chilling cold of winter, even drenching rainfall. All the while exposing themselves to potential injury and/or physical harm from hazardous conditions or infectious diseases exposure.
Additionally, they must meet qualifications consisting of modern fire service principles, procedures, techniques as well as fire protection systems, evacuations considerations and building construction regulations in order to ensure the safety of the community during accidents, fire or natural disasters.
Miller County Georgia EMS information includes paramedics
Many fire departments are also staffed with paramedics. These individuals administer immediate medical assistance on the way to the hospital, there by being the first health care provider a patient sees. Not only this but also helping to resusitate patients before arriving at the hospital; evaluating the patient to properly administer the necessary method of treatment; transferring patients to the ER; consoling a victim’s family and/or friends as well as any bystanders at the scene; then afterward attending to the cleanliness, sterilization and replenishment of inventory of the ambulance.
The Colquitt-Miller County Volunteer Fire-Rescue is located at 165 East Main Street, Colquitt, GA 39837; phone: 229-758-6688. They have 4 stations; 40 Volunteer Firefighters; 5 Non-Firefighters.
The Miller County Emergency Management Agency recently became a Storm Ready Community. Which means, they are prepared to save lives from the devastation of severe weather by means of advanced planning, education and awareness. The community has plans in place in preparation for mother nature’s worst, be it tornadoes or huricanes. According to weather.gov, in order to be officially StormReady, communities must: “Establish a 2-hour warning point and emergency operations center; have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public; create a system that monitors weather conditions locally; promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars; develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.”
Director Debbie T. Henry and Deputy Director Cory Thomas may be reached at the Colquitt-Miller County Fire/EMS at 159 East Main Street, Colquitt, GA 39837 or by calling 229-758-4122, 229-758-4113 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case of emergency dial 911 from your home phone or mobile device.
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