Two Simultaneous Car Crashes in Longview Challenge Ambulance Service (Photo)
Longview Fire Treating and Transporting
At approximately 2:55 and 3:45 respectively Longview Fire responded to back to back car accidents on Ocean Beach Hwy. The first was a three car crash at the intersection of NW Nichols and Ocean Beach, AMR transported two patients from two separate vehicles from this accident scene, both with minor injuries.
When the second car crash was dispatched Longview Fire responded, but this time there were no AMR units available in the system, this is called Level Zero. Longview Fire arrived, quickly triaged the three car accident, and transported one patient to the hospital via Longview Medic Unit. The female victim was transported to the hospital with back and neck pain.
Longview Fire Department has been staffing its medic unit recently to fill the "Level Zero Gap" in the community. This incident, and the life saving advanced care and transport during Sunday's severe snow storm are perfect examples of how Longview Fire is filling the ambulance transport gap to the citizenship of Longview, and saving lives.