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By Guest Editorial Dave Lapof
Operations Manager, Klicitat County EMS District 1 

'Triage': a column by the county EMS district


January 24, 2018

Well, January brought with it some interesting changes. The EMS District officially took over all responsibilities for the operation. Aside from a few paperwork hiccups, the transition was seamless, the crews responded to calls for service, and we began the New Year just like any other day.

Just before Christmas we took delivery of our remounted ambulance. The box (module) was transferred to a 2017 Dodge chassis. On Jan. 3 we took another ambulance up to Braun NW in Chehalis to do the same process, remounting onto a new chassis. We are playing catch up as our fleet is very aged and we currently are down two ambulances. We have had to place in service one of our two-wheel drive ambulances...

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