2-8-12 Merrill Fire Dept. reports

In this column: MGSHC = Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center; AWH = Aspirus Wausau Hospital; MSCH = Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital; MSJH = Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital; PCNH = Pine Crest Nursing Home; MVA = motor vehicle accident.
January 27
Medic runs: #112- 4:13 a.m., 47yoF, N. Prospect St. to MGSHC, medical; #113- 7:51 a.m., 41yoF, S. State St. to MGSHC, trauma; #114- 10:06 a.m., 76yoF, S. Center Ave. to MGSHC, medical; #115- 2:40 p.m., 82yoM, PCNH to MGSHC, medical; #116- 3:39 p.m., 45yoM, E. 6th St. to MGSHC, medical evaluation; #117- 4:17 p.m., 76yoF, MGSHC to MSCH, cardiac; #118- 6:23 p.m., 45yoM, MGSHC to MSCH, transport back; #119- 8:40 p.m., S. Center Ave., standby for Lincoln Sheriff; #120- 10:01 p.m., 87yoM, S. Center Ave., no transport, trauma; #121- 11:30 p.m., 78yoF, Town Hall Rd. to MGSHC, respiratory.
Other activities: fire inspections on east side; concealed carry instructor demonstrated safety with a variety of handguns.
January 28
Medic runs: #122- 2:11 a.m., 96yoF, PCNH to MGSHC, cardiac; #123- 6:43 a.m., 23yoF, E. 1st St. to MGSHC, trauma; #124- 9:26 p.m., 11moF, Mosser Rd. to MGSHC, medical.
Other activities: training on Do Not Resucitate protocols in various cases including nursing homes, CBRF & hospice.
January 29
Medic runs: #125- 9:31 a.m., W. Jackson St., no transport, cardiac; #126- 10:44 a.m., 72yoM, Hwy. 17 to MGSHC, medical; #127- 12:04 p.m., 64yoF, Chestnut St. to MGSHC, medical; #128- 8:18 p.m., 93yoM, Lake St. to MGSHC, trauma.
Other activities: quality assurance, review EMS runs from Dec. 2011.
January 30
Fire/rescue runs: #21- 5:34 p.m., natural gas smell at Cottage St. residence, furnace not working properly, WPS called & gas to house shut off; #20- 3:37 a.m., light smoke at W. Riverside Ave. residence, no fire, searched for source of smoke, possibly a cracked heat exchanger.
Medic runs: #130- 3:58 p.m., 33yoM, Cty. Z & Hwy. 64 to MGSHC, trauma; #131- 3;58 p.m., 33yoF, Cty. Z & Hwy. 64 to MGSHC, trauma; #132- 6:11 p.m., 50yoM, MGSHC to AWH, trauma.
Other activities: state paramedic refresher training to maintain license; training to keep up with changes in EMS & maintain skills needed.
January 31
Medic runs: #133- 1:47 a.m., 21yoF, Jackson St. to MGSHC, illness; #134- 5:40 a.m., 21yoF, MGSHC to AWH, respiratory; #135- 11:49 a.m., S. Foster St., no transport; #136- 4:30 p.m., 64yoF, Cty. K to MGSHC, trauma; #137- 7:02 p.m., 63yoM, River Rd. to MGSHC, medical; #138- 8:49 p.m., 17yoM, W. Main St. to MGSHC, pulseless non-breathing.
Other activities: concealed carry, review of the law, Merrill Fire operating guidelines for dealing with concealed weapons.
February 1
Medic runs: #139- 8:38 a.m., 76yoF, S. Center Ave. to MGSHC, medical; #140- 9:21 a.m., 51yoM, 1st Ave. to MGSHC, medical; #141- 10:54 a.m., 87yoM, W. Taylor St. to MGSHC, medical; #142- 1:50 p.m., 76yoM, MGSHC to MSCH, cardiac; #143- 10:08 p.m., 46yoF, E. Main St. to MGSHC, trauma.
Other activities: paramedic refresher course to comply with state EMS standards for licensing.
February 2
#144- 12:05 a.m., 67yoF, Stuyvesant St. to MGSHC, trauma; #145- 6:51 a.m., 92yoF, Grand Ave. to MGSHC, illness; #146- 8:24 a.m., 54yoF, E. 3rd St. to MGSHC, illness; #147- 10:50 a.m., 59yoM, Jackson St., no transport, trauma; #148- 4:49 p.m., 78yoM, E. 8th St. to MGSHC, cardiac; #149- 5 p.m., 56yoF, 6th & Lake sts. to MGSHC, trauma.
Other activities: training on new protocols for MFD on concealed carry laws and how it affects us.

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