The Carlton Ambulance responds to all medically-related emergencies in a 163.4 square mile area with a population of approximately 9,700 people. A crew of two EMTs are on-call 24/7, ready to respond to any medical emergency. Last year, Carlton Ambulance responded to over 600 medical calls.
Carlton's ambulances are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained EMTs. The following are some notable devices and capabilities of Carlton Ambulance.
Carlton Ambulance is equipped with Physio-Control® Lucas 2® device. This cardiac support pump perform optimal chest compressions on cardiac arrest victims, resulting in better patient outcomes. Chest compressions are labor intensive and typically involve two personnel alternating every few minutes. A Lucas® is able to perform continuous chest compressions, freeing up several members of the crew to tend to the patient in other ways.
Carlton Ambulance has a number of variances to give medications and perform special procedures, including: