The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Big Sandy Ambulance Crew are Local Heroes


February 21, 2018

Left to right: Dennis Hale, Nathan Merrill, Jeremy Echols, Paula Amsbaugh, Ashely Allderdice, and Heather Pleninger.

According to Big Sandy's local Fire Chief Larry Ophus the local EMT (Emergency Medical Technicians) service "doesn't get the acknowledgement they deserve and are under appreciated". He says the fire department always has an opportunity to visit with everyone after their services have been provided, but the EMT personnel do their service and disappear. EMT's "provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and growing number of patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMT's have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and saf...

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