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Chicot Memorial Medical Center Ambulance Service is a 24 hour a day, seven day a week, 365 days a year Advanced Life Support Service located in Lake Village, Arkansas. We serve Chicot County and are dispatched by the Chicot County Sheriff’s Office. All EMTs and Paramedics are State Certified and/or National Registered and trained in advanced care for all ages. Most EMTs are trained in advanced courses such as BTLS (Basic Trauma Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).

CMMC Ambulance Service personnel strive to maintain continuous advancement in their skills to provide the highest level of pre-hospital care to the community. The community can be assured that when they call for an emergency that they will receive prompt and proficient care starting at the place of injury or sickness until they arrive at the appropriate healthcare facility.

In An Emergency, Call 911 Immediately

The ambulance personnel initiate treatment and maintain breathing while transporting patients to Chicot Memorial Medical Center. Many people feel they can get their loved one to the hospital before the ambulance can arrive to the house. However, the ambulance service is important not so much for speed as for the interventions personnel can accomplish en route.

Call an Ambulance when Someone Is:

Having trouble breathing or breathing strangely
Unconscious, having seizures or appears inappropriately drowsy
Having chest pain or discomfort; the chest pain may or may not spread to the arms, neck and jaw
Experiencing pain in the neck or back after a recent injury
Having trouble speaking, slurred speech, blurry vision or appears confused
Experiencing tingling, numbness or inability to move the arms or legs
Experiencing persistent pain in the abdomen or is vomiting or passing blood
Suffering from an injury to the ankle, knee or hip that would be made worse by being moved

When You Call 911 the Dispatcher Will Ask You:

The exact location of the emergency
Symptoms of the person who needs help
Your name and the number from which you are calling
To stay on the phone until the dispatcher hangs up first

Before the Ambulance Arrives:

Make sure everyone stays safe
Turn the porch light on, unlock the front door and put pets in a closed room
If possible, have someone meet the ambulance in front of the building-especially if the location is hard to find. Turn on your vehicle flashers
Do not move an injured person unless absolutely necessary

The Ambulance Crew Will Want to Know:

What happened, when it happened, has it happened before
Patient’s age, medical history, medicines taken, and allergies