Units responding to Wilmot UHS for medical call

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Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 10:02 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding to Wilmot Union High School for a medical call.

Per dispatch: Patient is a 15-year-old female who is conscious and having difficulty breathing perhaps due to an asthma attack.



  1. Bernard Punsley says:

    Just wondering if they will be calling Silver Lake Rescue Squad for “backup”…you know…”Paramedic INTERCEPT”?

  2. Michelin Man says:

    I think I can help clarify Mr. Punsley’s medical question. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue provides Paramedic Level Service when they respond to a medical emergency. Their response area includes Wilmot High School and Westosha Central High School, in Paddock Lake. So both of our high schools would receive Paramedics. In Silver Lake, however, we do not provide Paramedic level service. If there is a medical emergency at Riverview Grade School, Silver Lake Rescue Squad would respond to handle the situation. Once they got on scene and determined that Paramedic Level Service was required, they would call Salem Fire & Rescue Paramedics for assistance. Hence the term “Paramedic Intercept”.
    I hope this clarification helps.

  3. Emergency Care Quandry says:

    OK…now I’m really confused. Our HIGH SCHOOL get PARAMEDIC LEVEL RESPONSE to a medical emergency, but our GRADE SCHOOLS do not? That’s what it appears like to me….am I missing something? That is totally BIZARRE!

  4. Red Jacket Jumbo says:

    Mr Punsley. Silver Lake Rescue Squad will respond to assist any fire/rescue emergency service that requests their assistance. This is all part of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System(MABAS), where neighoring fire and rescue departments help one another out in an emergency. However, Silver Lake cannot “intercept
    as paramedics, because they don’t provide that level of care. But they still would respond to assist Salem(or anyone else that called)in an emergency.

  5. They still don't get you says:

    Bernard. Some people just can’t see the dripping sarcasm. I think you might need to tone it down a bit.

  6. Bernard Punsley says:

    @They still don’t get you: Umm….I’d a tad confused….if “Some people just can’t see the dripping sarcasm”(your words, not mine), then WHY would I need to “tone it down”(your words, not mine)? Following your logic, I think I might need to CRANK IT UP so that they DO “get me”. In the meantime, I suggest you calm down and take a deep breath. I remain, BERNARD!

  7. It was a compliment Bernard says:

    Your first post was sarcasm about SL not having Paramedic service, was it not? ‘Tone it down’ was a play on words from another story. Didn’t you get it?

    As I said, it was a compliment to you. I guess I won’t bother anymore.

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