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Three Forks Area Ambulance December Community Update

Christmas came early to Three Forks Area Ambulance!

We received our new power load cot and had it installed.

This Powerload Cot is part of the Gallatin County ARPA Fund Grant that we received. The cost of the Powerload Cot from Stryker is $53,000.

Three Forks Area Ambulance had a very busy November. We responded to 30 emergency calls. At the end of November, we had around 290 emergency calls since January 1,2023.

TFAA transported 9 of these calls to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. On 3 of these calls, we needed assistance from AMR for a paramedic intercept.

TFAA EMTs and Crew Members assisted Med Air on 1 critical call.

TFAA EMTs responded to 13 of a variety of calls and were able to check folks out without the need to transport. We staged for 1 fire and a marid of several other calls.

Last month our EMTs trained in cardiac emergencies. The Three Forks Fire Department came in and trained us on radio operations and safe placement of vehicles in an emergency setting on the highways. We also trained on the new Powerload cot.

In the New Year we hope to hold a BINGO FUND RAISER and the proceeds will go toward the upgrade of much-needed handheld radios.

Our own EMT Colleen Hudspeth has been extremely busy receiving her State Instructor Certifications to be able to hold many classes right here in Three Forks.

Some of these classes include Red Cross First Aid CPR/AED training, Emergency Medical Responder Course, Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course, Heart Saver Course, Red Cross Babysitter Training, and First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST).

Colleen is also working on her certification to teach an Emergency Medical Technician Course in-house this coming summer.

TFAA needs folks to volunteer. Offering these classes locally may help those folks who have thought about becoming an EMT to reach their goal.

Everyone knows Three Forks is growing! NO SURPRISE! With this growth we are experiencing more emergency calls.

Three Forks Area Ambulance is a small non-profit service, staffed by volunteers. We need more folks to volunteer as our call numbers increase.

If interested or want more information, please reach out to 406-209-3417.

All of us at TFAA want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!