UPDATED @ 9:20 AM 6:20 AM... Motor Vehicle Accident with Possible Entrapment Near Midway Assembly ChurchMatt Boster - Rickey Stokes
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Aug 10 2019 6:46 AM
@ 9:20 AM DALE COUNTY: Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement are on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment near Midway Assembly Church. Dothan Fire Engine 6 and Survival Flight are also responding.
Ozark EMS transported the victim to Dale Medical in Ozark. The cause of the accident is under investigation by law enforcement.
If anyone has any photos or more information please send it to us at 334-714-8302.
UPDATED @ 9:20 AM
This accident was dispatched about 6:15 AM. Dothan Fire Engine 6 ( Napier Field ) was dispatched to the accident. This accident was north of Dothan in Dale County. But Dothan Fire Chief Larry Williams and the members of Dothan City Commission are gracious to Houston County and surrounding counties to assist when mutual aid requested.
Why mutual aid Dothan Fire? Only about 8 to 10 % of EMS calls are paramedics needed. Most EMS calls do not require "advanced life support". The paramedics can start IV, inject certain drugs into a patient under physicians telephone orders to ease the pain or whatever the medication might be needed for the patient.
EMS is to fight for the patient to live, fight for them to have least amount of long term disability or suffering, and get them to the nearest medical provider in the safest quickest way possible.
Another reason Dothan Fire is dispatched is complicated extrication from a accident or injury.
The reports of the extent of injuries is why Dothan Fire was requested and unless Dothan is swamped with calls they will respond.
The location is if you remember where the gunman killed the school bus driver and held the child hostage in an underground bunker for six days in Dale County. This is the location of the accident. Near Midland City.