Audit report 2014

Lincoln County Ambulance Audit 2015

Lincoln County Ambulance Audit 2016

Lincoln County Ambulance District Audit 2017

Lincoln County Ambulance District 2018 Audit (1)

Lincoln County Ambulance District 2019 Audit (1)

Lincoln County Ambulance District (LCAD) hopes to get the pulse of the community with a county-wide listening tour.  In October, LCAD will gather feedback for EMS-related services with a growing population through PULSE 2020. Chief Administrator Ray Antonacci believes this process is step one of the future for LCAD.

“The message in August was clear,” Antonacci said. “Now, we need your help. Your opinion and vision for the future matter to us.”

Currently, Troy, Winfield, Elsberry, Auburn, and Hawk Point will host PULSE 2020 groups.  A third party, not employed by LCAD, will moderate the groups. Meetings are approximately one hour. Seats for each PULSE 2020 group are limited to 6-12 participants at each location. More groups and areas may be developed depending on community interest.

To sign up as a PULSE 2020 participant, please contact pulse2020@gmail.com.  Meetings will start the last week of October and run through the end of 2019. For more information, call Chief Antonacci at (636)528-8488 ext. 302.

 

CODE ZERO is a term we use to indicate that there are no ambulances available in Lincoln County.  When the last ambulance is dispatched on a call a tone is sounded so that the on duty Battalion Chief and Chief Administrator are made aware of the Code Zero status.  At this point the Battalion Chief takes a quick inventory of where all of the ambulances are and how close they may be to retuning in service.  If a call comes in during the CODE ZERO time the Battalion Chief will run a call until a mutual aid ambulance from another county can take over care and transport.

At the same time, the Chief Administrator, who is also a Paramedic, will keep an ear to the radio and should another call come in while the Battalion Chief is busy the Chief will run the call while at the same time dispatch will request a mutual aid ambulance most likely from St. Charles County Ambulance District to transport and take over care from either the Battalion Chief or Chief.

At this point you may be asking why the Battalion Chief and Chief do not grab a reserve ambulance to run a call.  If we have a specific run such as to an accident scene, we may choose to do this. However, if the call volume is such that we ran out of ambulances due to individual calls and not a mass casualty it makes more sense to keep two paramedics available rather than put them together on one response.

CODE ZERO status can last anywhere from a few seconds to over an hour.  If the Battalion Chief or Chief feel that all ambulances will be on calls for an extended period of time a move up from St. Charles can also be requested.  A move up is when an ambulance from another county is requested to position themselves in a Lincoln County Base to be closer to the next potential 911 call.

UV-C Light Technology Helps Keep Ambulances Clean

The Lincoln County Ambulance District is keeping our community safe from nasty viruses like Ebola, Flu, MRSA and C-Diff.  LCAD recently purchased 4 EDU-435 UV-C Disinfection Lamps, one for each ambulance base.  These lamps will be used to help disinfect ambulances and the ambulance bases.  These lamps have been shown to protect the public and our personnel from exposure to contagious organisms.

These lamps, when used regularly, will provide 99.999999% disinfection and kills all known bacteria, virus, mold, protozoa and yeast.  When our staff uses these lamps in conjunction with topical disinfection this technology will provide a safer environment for our patients and staff.

In addition to killing virus and bacteria in the ambulance, the crews will be able to use these portable UV-C lamps to disinfect living spaces like bunk rooms where an individual may have become ill. This technology can stop the transmission of diseases that before may have caused an outbreak of colds and flu in areas such as an ambulance base where many people share close quarters 24 hours a day.  The new UV-C Lamps will keep our staff healthy and it will keep our ambulances and bases clean for those who visit or tour our facilities.

IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

Care for your unique needs

If you’re struggling with post-traumatic stress along with co-occurring depression, anxiety or substance abuse disorders, you need treatment from professionals who understand the fire service culture and the unique pressures of your job. The IAFF Center of Excellence connects you to best-practice, evidence-based therapies delivered by clinicians who understand the types of trauma you experience on a day-to-day basis.

Completely confidential treatment

Center staff cannot discuss your treatment with anyone — your fire department, family or friends — unless given explicit permission by you. This applies before, during and after your stay at the IAFF Center of Excellence.

Our Partner: Advanced Recovery Systems

With seven treatment centers across the United States, the continuum of care provided by Advanced Recovery Systems is unsurpassed. The IAFF has partnered with Advanced Recovery Systems to provide members with specialized treatment for the everyday stressors that trigger PTSD, behavioral health disorders and substance abuse.

IAFF CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

13400 Edgemeade Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 327-1955
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