Obion County Rescue Squad

Obion County Rescue Squad

Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:00 pm

The Obion County Rescue Squad has reported the following numbers of calls for the first quarter of 2013:
January
Standbys: 8
Motor vehicle accidents: 10
Medical calls: 21
Other calls: 12
Training: 1
Meetings: 2
Body transfers: 3
February
Water search and rescue: 1
Funeral escort: 1
Traffic control: 1
Standbys: 8
Motor vehicle accidents: 13
Medical calls: 22
Other calls: 4
Training: 2
Meetings: 3
Body transfers: 2
Grass fires: 2
March
Standbys: 10
Motor vehicle accidents: 6
Medical calls: 18
Training: 4
Meetings: 3
Work days: 4
Fundraisers: 1
Grass fires: 1
April
Traffic control: 1
Standbys: 8
Motor vehicle accidents: 7
Medical calls: 14
Meetings: 2
Work days: 3
Body transfers: 3
Grass fires: 1
Totals:
Water search and rescue: 1
Funeral escort: 1
Traffic control: 2
Standbys: 34
Motor vehicle accidents: 36
Medical calls: 75
Other calls: 16
Training: 7
Meetings: 10
Work days: 7
Fundraisers: 1
Body transfers: 6
Grass fires: 4
The Obion County Rescue Squad has donated 3,012 manhours so far in 2013. The Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads advises the national standard rate per hour for rescue service to counties in Tennessee to be $21.79 per hour, so the value of the hours is $65,639. In addition, rescue squad personnel donated 15,689 miles, which makes another $3,608 donation, based on the IRS standard of 23 cents per mile for medical transportation. Year to date, the total savings to Obion County is $69,247, a spokesman said.
Published in The Messenger 5.22.13

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