Teamwork key for emergency response in Delavan

By Heather Ruenz

Staff Writer

It’s not every day members of the Delavan fire and rescue department are dealt numerous calls in a short period of time but that’s precisely what happened recently.

“We had six EMS calls between just after 4 a.m. and 9:40 a.m.,” Fire Chief Tim O’Neill said.

Delavan Fire and Rescue Department – or the other emergency response entities they work closely alongside – have not dealt been that many calls in such a short period of time in a long time, if ever, according to the chief.

It wasn’t just six basic EMS calls for service, either as half of them were of the utmost importance.

“Three of them were critical – two involving young children with serious issues such as trouble breathing, and the other for a critical elderly woman,” O’Neill said.

In addition to local Emergency Medical Technicians, Medix Ambulance, which is stationed at the Delavan firehouse, Superior Ambulance and MD-1 doctors played a role in the success of dealing with so many calls.

“Everyone really did a great job,” O’Neill said. “Between all of the crews working together, we were able to do it and that’s something to be proud of.”



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