UW Med Flight Landing Zone Training

UW Med Flight Landing Zone Training

August 29, 2018, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The training will be held at the Community Center & Krouskop Park, 1050 N. Orange St, Richland Center

5:30 Welcome
5:45 UW Med Flight lands followed by Med Flight orientation and safety briefing
6:30 Presentation followed by Q&A
*Times are subject to change

All EMS, Fire, and Law Enforcement personnel are encouraged to attend!

Download a copy… UW Med Flight LZ Training

Stop the Bleed Train-the-Trainer

Stop-the-Bleed *Train-the-Trainer*

The SCRTAC will be providing a FREE Stop-the-Bleed (BCon1.0) instructor/train-the-trainer course:

August 24th 6:30PM—8:00PM, in the Richland Hospital Pippen Room

Upon completing the 90-minute course, attendees will qualify to become Stop-the-Bleed instructors!

Download a printable copy… Stop-the-Bleed

Morning Show – EMS Week 2018

EMS Week 2018 discussion….

Emergency Medical Services


Morning Show – EMS Week 2017

EMS Week 2017 discussion….

Emergency Medical Services


Morning Show – EMS Week 2016

EMS Week 2016 discussion with Ron Fruit…

Emergency Medical Services


EMS Week

National EMS Week 2016


May 15-21, 2016 is the 42th annual EMS Week. This year’s theme is “EMS Strong”

emsWeek2016In 1973, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS, its practitioners and the important work they do in responding to medical emergencies. Back then, EMS was a fledgling profession and EMS practitioners were only beginning to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net.

A lot has changed over the last four decades. EMS is now firmly established as a key component of the medical care continuum, and the important role of EMS practitioners in saving lives from sudden cardiac arrest and trauma; in getting people to the hospitals best equipped to treat heart attacks and strokes; and in showing caring and compassion to their patients in their most difficult moments. [Read more…]

May 2016 – Richland County Ambulance to Host Open House


The Richland County Ambulance would like to invite members of the community to their Open House Fundraiser on Saturday, May 21st, from 10am until 2pm on Haseltine St., next to the Richland County Courthouse. There will be a brat stand with grass-fed all-beef hotdogs, MacroBars, and more! All money raised will be used to purchase new equipment upgrades and for community involvement projects.

In addition to the brat stand, there will also be several information and activity stations to learn more about emergency situations and how community members can help EMS help them. In addition to blood pressure checks and information about common medical emergencies, there will also be a table with information from the Aging & Disability Resource Center as well as a representative from Richland Hospital’s Emergency Department! Visitors who stop at two of the information and activity stations will be entered into a raffle for prizes such as a well-stocked first aid kit and a beautiful canvas print. You can also enter your workplace, club, or group into a drawing for a free CPR class!

The Richland County Ambulance always appreciates the ability to interact with and educate our community about EMS and how they can take charge of their health so they might only have to see an ambulance at fun events such as this!

Open House Poster

Cardiac Monitors Upgrade Fundraiser

emsfundraiserPlease come out to help support ems. All funds raised will be used to upgrade the cardiac monitors.

Morning Show – EMS Week 2015

EMS Week 2015 discussion with Ron Fruit and Darin Gudgeon.

National Emergency Medical Services Week Recognized

EMS-Strong-LogoSquad2015Since 1973, when President Ford established the week to recognize Emergency Medical Services and its workers, communities around the United States have paused to thank those in the community that do so much to keep them healthy and strong. Richland County is no exception, having often proclaimed National Emergency Medical Services Week a week to both celebrate the dedication of this select group of residents and foster conversations regarding health and safety of residents.

Across the country, as EMS faces challenges such as community para-medicine and frequent changes in protocols, EMTs have proven persistent and resilient. Each community is made up of different people going through different struggles. EMTs are some of these people. They are neighbors and friends. They are students praying to survive Finals week. They are parents hoping their kids don’t catch that flu going around at daycare. They are co-workers trying to make deadlines. They are other drivers on the road, other shoppers at the store, other faces on the street. They are human, which means they understand. EMTs have been there. They have watched family members struggle and have struggled themselves with illness or injury. So when their pager goes off, they know the need. Thanks to hours of classes and experiences, they often know the answer.

One of their goals in EMS Week is to raise awareness of the common reasons they are called and how you can reduce your risk. For almost every EMS service, the number one dispatch reason is a fall, which in many cases can be addressed by wearing non-slip shoes and removing rugs or mats that may trip you. Regarding car accidents, never drive distracted, come to a complete stop at stop signs, and check for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. As always, eat healthy and exercise regularly. Try to keep a list of current medications in your wallet or purse as well as information on any allergies or medical conditions that may be important for EMTs to know in the case that you are unable to communicate. Get to know your neighbors and have someone you can call if you just need a hand up or need someone to keep an eye on the house. And if you feel you or someone you love may need an ambulance, just dial 9-1-1. Don’t be surprised if you recognize a few faces when they come to help you onto the road to recovery.