Frontier County Emergency Medical Technician's
The Frontier County Ambulance Service is a volunteer-based service that covers the majority of Frontier County, the southern portions of Lincoln County and the eastern portions of Hayes County. The ambulance services are separated into two regions, Curtis and Maywood, although they both function under one service and are governed by one board. Any emergency that comes into the local sheriff's office is handled with local EMT's. The local EMT's provide service in citizen assists and local transports the surrounding hospitals.
The Curtis Volunteer EMT's have two ambulances - one for service calls and a second for events such as local sporting events and a secondary unit for special cases. Maywood Volunteer EMT's also have one unit available for emergency calls.
Our departments are staffed with state licensed EMT's that are all on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Chief: John Bauer
Assistant Chief: Ryan Pate
Secretary: Ruth Soukup
Curtis Captain: Norm Liakos
Maywood Captain: Dillon Brown
Training Office: Marcia Owens
Our meetings are the second Monday of every month at 7:30 P.M.
EMT'S - On Call For Life
How do I know if I'm having a heart attack?
The pain of a heart attack can feel like bad heartburn. You may also be having a heart attack if you:
Feel a pressure of crushing pain in your chest, sometimes with sweating, nausea or vomiting.
Feel pain that extends form your chest into the jaw, left arm or left shoulder.
Feel tightness in your chest.
Have shortness of breath for more than a couple of seconds.
Don't ignore the pain or discomfort. If you think you are having heart problems or a heart attack, get help immediately. The sooner you get treatment, the greater the chance that the doctors can prevent further damage to the heart muscle.
What should I do if I think I am having a heart attack?
Right away, call for an ambulance to take you the hospital. While you wait for the ambulance to come, chew one regular tablet of aspirin. Don't take the aspirin if you're allergic to aspirin.
If you can, go to a hospital with advanced care facilities for people with heart attacks. In these medical centers, the latest heart attack technology is available 24 hours a day. This technology includes rapid thrombolysis (using medicines called "clot busters"), cardiac catheterization and angloplasty.
In the hospital, you might be given "clot busters" that reopen the arteries to your heart very fast! Nurses and technicians will place an IV line (intravenous line) in your arm to give you medicines. They will also do an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKC), give you oxygen to breathe and watch your heart rate and rhythm on a monitor.