By Fire Chief Dave Lane
Seeley Lake Rural Fire District 

Anatomy of an emergency medical response


September 3, 2020

There is confusion within the Seeley Lake community understanding what really happens during a 911 medical call. I hope that the following information will help people understand.

When 911 is called for a medical emergency the system is activated. The 911 dispatcher will ask several questions of the caller to utilize the Emergency Medical Dispatch protocols. Reference cards are used to follow the correct protocols. Once the information is gathered, the dispatcher will notify the appropriate agency of the request for aid, in this case the Seeley Lake Rural Fore District (SLRFD), a volunteer...

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