WHO ARE WE??
Pecan Plantation EMS is the 911 ambulance provider for Pecan Plantation residents. Our crew consists of Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians, ranging from first responders, basic, intermediate and paramedic levels, as well as Part-time professional Paramedics. All are qualified by Texas DSHS and national standards to provide the latest emergency care for the sick and injured. We are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are your neighbors.
Our training prepares us to provide early emergency care and medical intervention under the protocols established through our medical director, Dr. Bruce Carpenter from Glen Rose Medical Center.
Our equipment is state-of-the-art and includes three completely equipped MICU Ambulances. We are able to transport patients to Glen Rose Medical Center, Lake Granbury Medical Center, and other metroplex medical facilities; Air Evac Lifeteam and Care Flight may be on call as needed. Many times, transports are guided by patient needs as much as patient preference,
Blood pressure screening, miscellaneous allergy injection administration, health fairs, other community services, and CPR classes are offered by PPEMS.
WHAT ARE MEDICAL EMERGENCIES??
SIGNS OF HEART ATTACK
NECK OR SPINE INJURIES
HEAD, CHEST, OR ABDOMINAL INJURIES
ANY SEVERE PAIN
VERY SICK INFANT OR CHILD
VERY SICK ELDERLY PERSON
POOR OVERALL IMPRESSION
PLEASE CALL 911 ANYTIME YOU FEEL YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY; EMS WILL NEVER REPRIMAND YOU FOR CALLING IN THE EVENT THAT THE PATIENT DOES NOT REQUIRE TRANSPORT
EMS WILL ALSO RETURN AT ANY TIME TO REASSESS THE PATIENT FOR PROGRESSION OF SYMPTOMS AND THE NEED FOR TRANSPORT.
YOUR 911 PECAN PLANTATION EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOU CALL
Reason for calling 911
Address of emergency
Telephone number of emergency
Patient’s age and gender
Is patient conscious?
Is or was the patient unconscious ?
Chief complaint (illness or injury)
How long since onset of illness or injury
WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES
Stay on the phone with 911 dispatch for instructions
Do not move the patient
Cover and warm the patient
DO NOT FEED OR GIVE WATER TO DRINK
Stop any severe bleeding or do CPR if trained
Gather all patient’s medicines to one place ( Rx , OTC and herbals)
Gather doctor’s name, medical history, current medical condition
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN EMS ARRIVES AT THE SCENE
UNLOCK THE FRONT DOOR
TURN ON THE PORCH LIGHT
The AMBULANCE and at least 2 personnel will arrive within minutes of your call.
Personnel will introduce themselves but will be focused on the patient
One EMT will be asking questions of the caller including the items already requested by the dispatch…..
Patient’s name, age, sex, conscious or unconscious, chief complaint how long since onset of illness or injury, allergies, medications, past medical history, last meal or food intake, any other pertinent events leading up to the emergency.
EMS personnel attending the patient will determine if the call is medical or traumatic in nature, if the patient is in need of “load and go” priority, and what type of receiving facility is best.
The patient or person able to sign for the patient will be asked to sign a consent or permission form allowing treatment, and transfer of the patient to the appropriate care facility
Family members should provide their own transportation to the hospital.
WATCH FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES IN PECAN
Each member of your EMS and VFD crew responds to a radio tone-out from dispatch. As personnel make a speedy drive to the fire department or perhaps to the scene, you as a resident may note someone going over the posted speed in Pecan Plantation. We apologize for causing you any alarm, however, please be aware that we are bound to drive prudently, safely, and to use discretion in arriving as quickly as possible to the call. Many have an amber light on the dash or top of the car, but others do not, and may use vehicle flashers.
When the ambulance rolls out of the station, the lights may be flashing, and the sirens may or may not be on, due to the nature of the call and the time of day. If you see an ambulance behind you, pull to the right and allow it to pass. If you see an ambulance coming toward you, do the same if it appears you may block an intersecting street which may be a possible route for the ambulance.
If you arrive on the scene where emergency vehicles are parked, put your vehicle well back from the scene, obeying any directions given by the command officer at the scene.