This Monday after Thanksgiving I and many others medically speaking have some abdominal distension. Down East EMS hopes you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and that your belly resumes its normal shape.
With more holidays on the calendar we hope not to see you in professional capacity. We’d much rather see you at one of the holiday parade! Still,know that we are ready to care for you and guests if need be.
In November we were needed for approximately 200 calls. In addition to hospitals in Washington County we transferred patients to Eastern Maine Medical Center, Main Medical Center and St. Josephs ensuring patients had excellent care between medical facilities.
Walter Plaut of Lubec passed his practical and written tests and now will become a Maine Licensed Paramedic. He is one of our most knowledgeable employees and will make an excellent medic!
Our new to us ambulances continue to hit the roads. They may not look quite the same but they provide the same great care.
Congratulations to Ben Verburgt and Casey Bearor who both welcomed sons into the world recently. One is Jackson and the other Jaxon.
Finally, here’s an answer to the question why do you see 2 ambulances on the side of the road?
Typically our bases at Lubec and Eastport are staffed by EMT Basics and Advanced EMT’s.
Sometimes (about 30 times in November) an emergency may require medications, skills and treatment that only our Paramedics can do.
In this case a rig from Woodland or Machiasport will respond with a paramedic. For a few moments the rigs will park up while the paramedic gets on board and then transport continues to the hospital.
About Down East EMS: Downeast EMS is a professional Emergency Medical Services company with four bases located across Washington County, Maine. From our bases in Baileyville, Eastport, Lubec and Machiasport we cover a large area of Washington County. In addition to emergency response, we provide facility to facility transfer service. We are also available to attend community events.