Off-Island Ambulance Response Times
The Department continues to monitor travel times for transport units that are in an excess of nine minutes. During the month of June there were nine response times over this threshold. All data is generated through Collier County EMS’s “Image Trend” reporting system.
On July 16th, crews responded to the Old Marco area for a sunken boat. The owner was able to refloat the vessel, without incident. On July 8, crews responded to an unconscious male involved in a bicycle accident near the Smokehouse Bridge. The subject was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital as a trauma alert. On July 6th, crews responded to Cottage Court for a structure fire. Upon arrival crews found a fire isolated in the kitchen and quickly extinguished it. The home received moderate fire and smoke damage. On July 25th, crews responded to a single-family home, for two overdose subjects. For the reporting period, fire boat crews responded to six MERT incidents. These included an incident where all occupants were thrown from their vessel (one trauma alert), one vessel taking on water, a stranded Kayaker and two significant medical related calls.Response Survey Cards The Fire Deprtment sends a survey card to individuals who call 911 for an emergency. These cards allow the end user to rate the performance of personnel, as well as the Emergency Room care and 911 dispatch system.