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Dougherty Co. EMS call volume higher in 2016

Officials reported that the Dougherty Co. EMS received more calls in 2016 than in 2015. (Source: WALB) Officials reported that the Dougherty Co. EMS received more calls in 2016 than in 2015. (Source: WALB)
As the department closed out the year on Saturday night, they had counted nearly 21,000 calls they responded to last year. (Source: WALB) As the department closed out the year on Saturday night, they had counted nearly 21,000 calls they responded to last year. (Source: WALB)
Shift Supervisor Luis Vazquez (Source: WALB) Shift Supervisor Luis Vazquez (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County EMS said that 2016 brought more calls than in previous years.

As the department closed out the year on Saturday night, they had counted nearly 21,000 calls they responded to last year.

That's a couple thousand calls above their count for 2015.

Shift Supervisor Luis Vazquez said that there are certain cases that stick out from year to year.

"Ones that have probably the most impact on any medic is the calls involving children. Obviously, those are pretty difficult calls, or multiple injury calls. Something of that nature, mass casualty situations, those always kind of stick out in your mind," explained Vazquez.

Currently, Dougherty County EMS responds to 63 calls per day, on average.

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