When you call 9-1-1 for medical emergencies our licensed EMT and paramedic responders will arrive to start care. Our EMS providers are specifically trained to take care of the sick and injured in a pre-hospital environment. We will gather information, take vitals, and even start IV's to administer medications if needed.
Things that help us:
Don't hang up with 9-1-1 until they tell you to.
Make sure your residence is clearly marked with your street number
If able, secure your pets in a bedroom or side room.
Make sure the door is unlocked, let 9-1-1 know if you are unable to unlock the door or gate.
Keep a list of your current medications and medical history handy.
If able, turn on some lights to your home and send someone out to the road to greet and guide us in.
Molalla Rural Fire Protection District #73 is our ambulance service provider for Colton Fire District. They run two ambulances that are paramedic staffed and cover an area of 350 square miles.
In the event of an accident or medical emergency, Colton emergency medical service providers will arrive to start care and treatment before the ambulance arrives.
LIFE FLIGHT NETWORK
Due to our distance from most hospitals and our regional trauma centers, helicopter transport may be also utilized for critical patients.
This service is provided by the Life Flight Network.