Dentsville EMS & Auxiliary

2019 EMS Calls
Jan 68
Feb 70
Mar 80
Apr 109
May 79
Jun 92
Jul 95
Aug 94
Sep 94
Oct 105
Total 886

2019 Fire Calls
Jan 34
Feb 14
Total 48

Past Responses
Year EMS Fire
2018 919 345
2017 883 -
2016 787 -
2015 808 -
2014 738 -
2013 549 -
2012 655 -
2011 590 -
2010 517 -

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12135 Charles Street, La Plata, Maryland 20646  (301) 392-0050

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Volunteers practicing skills to stay sharp








DVEMS Future EMT(s)


Life Member Harry Wheatley with President Robin Windsor

Mr. Wheatley Says Hello and Stop by for a visit sometime


Farewell Old-158 .. You have served the community well.



Ambulance 158 at Sunset


Thank you to Dive Team Co. 13

DVEMS Drill night

With a little help from our youngest-future member.

Drill for our newest child restraint system.


Members of EMS Company 3 provide a hands on demonstration of the LUCAS™ Chest Compression System it is a safe and efficient tool that standardizes chest compressions in accordance with the latest scientific guidelines. It provides the same quality for all patients and over time, independent of transport conditions, rescuer fatigue, or variability in the experience level of the caregiver. By doing this, it frees up rescuers to focus on other life-saving tasks and creates new rescue opportunities.

We are currently raising funds to acquire this tool for our community. If you would like to make a donation, please contact us.


In late 2015 we acquired a new 4X4 ambulance.



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No Caption 5 Key Points to Highlight During Your Size-Up

Asst. Chief Brett Garner, November 17

The Size-Up or Situation Report (Sit-Rep) is designed to be clear, concise and brief. It paints the picture of the emergency scene for dispatchers and responding companies.

Almost as important as what we say during our Size-Up is how we say it. It is imperative that we are calm and confident during our reports. Set the tone early and others will follow the lead.

“Confidence is contagious, so is ... (Full Story & Photos)

Treatment of Crush Injuries

Asst. Chief Brett Garner, November 17

Your unit is called to the structural collapse of a home. Upon your arrival the medical branch director advises you there is one patient identified, trapped in the basement. Rescue personnel advise you he’s been trapped for approximately four hours, and it will take another hour to extricate him. In the interim they have gained access to the patient so you can begin your assessment and treatment. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Patients With Severe Strokes Do Better at Comprehensive Centers

Asst. Chief Brett Garner, November 08

Patients who survive severe strokes have less disability 90 days afterward if EMS crews take them directly to distant comprehensive stroke centers (CSCs) that offer endovascular therapy (EVT), rather than primary stroke centers (PSCs) that may be closer but don’t.

That’s the verdict of a new study, “Field Triage for Endovascular Stroke Therapy: a Population-Based Comparison,” published in the Journal ... (Full Story)

Why Do We Load Patients on Stretchers Headfirst?

Asst. Chief Brett Garner, October 27

Recently on Twitter someone asked if anyone knew why patients are loaded headfirst into ambulances. I looked into the history of EMS stretcher transport for an answer.

The earliest recorded stretchers were noted on paintings in Egypt, where patients were carried on panniers on the sides of horses, typically on their sides. During the Roman Empire wounded centurions were carried off battlefields on ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Your Captain Speaking: After the Naloxone

Assistant EMS Chief Brett Garner, October 19

“Samantha, I don’t feel good about that last overdose call.”

“How so? You nailed the procedure, and even after he told you, in such colorful and vulgar terms, where to ‘stick it’, you were still nice to him.”

Could our procedure for treating opioid overdoses be improved? Is there another way? Many of us have done this type of call many times: Respond to an overdose, revive them with naloxone, they ... (Full Story)


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12135 Charles Street
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