12:26 PM. Wreck With Injuries South Oates and Lafayette StreetRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Nov 27 2021 12:21 PM
DOTHAN: 11:44 AM. Dothan 911 dispatched a motor vehicle accident with injuries on South Oates Street and Lafayette Street.
Dothan Fire Engine 1 ( Central ), Pilcher Ambulance, Dothan Police responded.
On arrival the injuries were not serious and very minor.
Dothan Fire Engine 1 placed some peat moss on fluid leakage.
The patients were checked out and no one was transported to the hospital.
Dothan Police in charge of the accident investigation.
SIDE BAR: While I am glad there were no injuries to require transport by ambulance, this accident is an example of what happens on EMS. To serve the public adequately, and a requirement of a EMS Service which operates in the City Limits of Dothan, four ALS ( Advanced Life Support ) ambulance are required on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. The crew from Pilcher Ambulance responded and no one was transported to a hospital. That means no one to bill for services which means zero income from response to this wreck. Yet the cost of labor, fuel, vehicle, insurance and all cost of the operations continue.
Just a little information. This same set of circumstances, except the four ALS crews, is required for all of the EMS units.