7:22 PM Motor Vehicle Accident On Highway 84 EastRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Oct 05 2019 7:48 PM
ASHFORD: 7:22 PM Houston County Sheriff 911 dispatched a motor vehicle accident with injuries located at 210 Old Highway 84 at Bluff Springs Road.
This call was reported via crash alert from a motor vehicle alert system. Sometimes those are accurate and sometimes they are not.
Ashford Police Officer "Blue" is on the scene attempting to locate the accident. So far no luck in locating the accident.
ASHFORD RESCUE received the call in Lovetown where the tree was cut and the person grabbed the power line at 7:13 PM.
ASHFORD RESCUE received the call of the motor vehicle accident at 210 Old Highway 84 at 7:21 PM.
ASHFORD RESCUE had crews and were able to handle both calls that were dispatched within 8 minutes of each other.
The Houston County Emergency Medical Units are working together better then ever. They back each other up. They have formed Houston County EMS Association and all inked automatic mutual aid agreements with each other and with Headland EMS.
In cases such as these, Columbia EMS begins to monitor the EMS/Fire radio and so does Cottonwood EMS. At times they move and stage in areas, such as Columbia towards Greenfront, in order to have Ashford EMS back while on a call and Cottonwood at times moves north in order to respond to have Ashford's back south of Highway 84.
Your Houston County EMS is committed to the fact "THAT MORE MAY LIVE REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY LIVE OR ABILITY TO PAY".
The county EMS needs money to operate and without money can not operate. But when emergency strikes the Houston County EMS hands are not out for you to pay first, they have only one thing in mind...quality patient care for the sick or injured.
I am proud of the EMS providers throughout Houston County. As a team with the Volunteer Fire, together they are committed to the people and guests thereof in this county. And the EMS of Houston County steps to the plate to make things happen.
Some 4,600 EMS calls are answered annually outside the city limits of Dothan and in the county. Combine the fire calls with the EMS calls, some 7,300 plus calls are answered outside the city limits of Dothan and in the county.
Dothan Fire Chief Larry Williams spoke and again reaffirmed Dothan Fire commitment to advanced life support assistance. While only about 10% of the EMS calls require advanced life support, Dothan Fire Chief Larry Williams said the Dothan Mayor, City Manager, Commissioners and Dothan Fire Department are always there to save lives.
Tonight in Ashford Alabama, in 8 minutes two medical emergencies and both were handled without a hiccup.