Five Facts Upper Milford Should Know About Macungie Ambulance
Macungie Ambulance Corps is beating the national average on cardiac arrest saves.
Last night, Chris Grebe, operations manager of the Macungie Ambulance Corps, delivered a special report to the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors highlighting Macungie Ambulance Corps activities for 2011.
Grebe also shared some important information from early 2012.
- 201 (7 percent) of the 3,103 emergency calls answered by the Macungie Ambulance Corps in 2011 were in Upper Milford Township.
- The Macungie Ambulance Corps Special Operations Team supported Lehigh County Emergency Services in the setup and operation of a county shelter during the October 2011 snowstorm.
- 433 students received CPR, AED and/or First Aid training from the Macungie Ambulance Corps. Of those, 158 were local emergency responders who received the training at no cost.
- The Macungie Ambulance Corps is beating the national average for cardiac arrest saves, with a 12.5 percent average, compared to the national average of 7 percent.
- In January 2012, Macungie Ambulance Corps invested nearly $100,000 in four automated CPR devices and a cardiac monitor, to increase the chances of survival for cardiac patients.
Grebe told the supervisors that earlier last night Macungie Ambulance had responded to a cardiac arrest call in Upper Milford Township at which that new cardiac equipment was put to the test.
“It was the first time in my 18-year career that a heart attack patient was awake and talking to us when we brought him to the hospital,” Grebe said.