Forks Ambulance responded to a 911 rescue call at Rialto Beach on July 10th for a male patient who had reportedly fallen approximately 50 feet from a rock wall/cliff at the Hole in the Wall. ONP Rangers, Airlift Northwest, and bystanders assisted with the call, including a vacationing paramedic and a resident physician. Patient was airlifted from Rialto Beach to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
-Photo by Cynthia Lapin
November 14th, 2016
Forks Ambulance thanks Rebecca Wilson for her 10 years of service to the community. Rebecca has chosen to resign from her current position as the Forks Ambulance Liaison/EMS Coordinator. Her employees will miss her greatly but all wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors. Thank you, Rebecca, for a great 10 years!!
ATTN: Tim Wade has been appointed the permanent liaison position.
September 24th, 2016
Medics, firefighters, and law enforcement work to remove a victim from this pickup that went over the embankment at approximately 9:15 a.m. on the Quillayute Road just west of the Moriarity Road. The driver was transported to the Forks Hospital by Forks Medics.
-Photos by Lonnie Archibald
August 11th, 2016
Forks Ambulance’s Aid and Rescue vehicles were both
dispatched Thursday evening following a report of a vehicle rollover on Highway
101 at MP115, just north of Forks. One of Forks Ambulance’s EMTs was in the
area and responded in their personal vehicle to the scene.
Initially on scene with Forks Ambulance’s Aid and Rescue crews was a Fish & Wildlife officer and an Olympic National Park Ranger. Beaver Fire Department also responded to the scene, as seen above with Fire Chief Bill Paul, for standby assistance. There ended up being only one person involved in the collision which whom denied ambulance transport following medic evaluation.
We are now in possession of a Lucas, automated compression device, for cardiac arrest patients needing CPR. The device was purchased by a generous donation received from Jefferson County. We believe the Lucas will be very valuable to our healthcare providers responding to distant 911 calls.