Merrill Fire Department 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.
March 23
Medic runs: #356- 9:52 a.m., 83yoM, Stuyvesant St. to MGSHC, medical; #357- 10:07 a.m., 81yoM, S. State St. to MGSHC, medical; #358- 10:25 a.m., 81yoM, Swede Rd. to MGSHC, cardiac; #359- 10:36 a.m., E. 2nd St., no transport; #360- 10:46 a.m., 92yoF, Bell Tower to MGSHC, medical; #361- 10:37 a.m., S. State St., no transport; #362- 1:33 p.m., 92yoF, MGSHC to Bell Tower, return patient; #363- 2:57 p.m., 86yoM, W. Taylor St. to MGSHC, medical; #364- 4:05 p.m., 85yoF, Trilliam Lane to MGSHC, trauma; #365- 9:05 p.m., 88yoF, W. Taylor St. to MGSHC, medical; #366- 10:41 p.m., 88yoF, MGSHC to Walnut Grove, medical; #367- 11:36 p.m., 64yoM, Hwy. 51 to MGSHC, medical.
Other activities: EMS meeting w/medical director at MGSHC on ventricular assist device for people waiting for cardiac transplant.
March 24
Fire/rescue runs: #40- 10:59 a.m., Co check at Lark St residence, owner advised to purchase a new detector, loaner detector left w/owner.
Medic runs: #368- 5:39 a.m., 79yoF, Hwy. K to MGSHC, medical; #369- 12:16 p.m., 79yoM, E. 6th St. to MGSHC, medical; #370- 9:07 p.m., 89yoF, Chippewa St., patient assist.
Other activities: Ambulance equipment training on scoop & flexible stretchers for patients w/spine or back pain.
March 25
Medic runs: #371- 2:37 p.m., 86yoF, PCNH to MGSHC, trauma.
Other activities: EMS review of ambulance equipment.
March 26
Other activities: Fire inspections in city of Merrill.
March 27
Fire/rescue runs: #41- 8:48 p.m., grass fire on Hwy. E at Scott/Harding border, Corning Fire & DNR dispatched prior & extinguished fire quickly, about 1 acre burned, WPS called for downed wires.
Medic runs: #372- 6:06 a.m., 18yoF, Woodbine Ave. to MGSHC, medical; #373- 8:19 a.m., 55yoF, E. Main St. to MGSHC, cardiac; #374- 8:58 a.m., 82yoF, W. Taylor St. to MGSHC, medical; #375- 9:52 a.m., 71yoM, Hwy. V to MGSHC, medical; #376- 10:35 a.m., 92yoF, O’Day St. to MGSHC, medical; #377- 5:05 p.m., 51yoF, Grand Ave., fall, no transport.
Other activities: Bi-annual fire inspections of area businesses.
March 28
Fire/rescue runs: #42- 5:27 p.m., tanker requested by Pine River FD for a structure fire at W3695 Hwy. 64, assisted Pine River FD w/fire & transported water to the fire scene.
Medic runs: #378- 1:11 a.m., 57yoF, Grand Ave. to MGSHC, medical; #379- 9:26 a.m., 97yoF, O’Day St. to MGSHC, medical; #380- 7:54 p.m., 82yoF, W. Taylor St. to MGSHC, medical; #381- 8:49 p.m., 34yoF, MGSHC to MSCH, trauma.
Other activities: Firefighter safety day, focused on safety standards, policies & procedures.
March 29
Medic runs: #382- 12:47 a.m., 82yoF, MGSHC to Taylor St., medical; #383- 2:02 a.m., 56yoM, Hwy. 17, trauma, no transport; #384- 6:11 a.m., 77yoF, PCNH to MGSHC, illness; #385- 10:08 a.m., 86yoM, Grand Ave. to MGSHC, medical; #386- 11:21 a.m., 86yoM, MGSHC to AWH, medical; #387- 11:50 a.m., 61yoF, Hwy. K to MGSHC, cardiac; #388- 1:22 p.m., 57yoF, MGSHC to MSCH, cardiac; #389- 2:24 p.m., 84yoF, S. State St. to MGSHC, trauma; #390- 2:42 p.m., 1wo, E. 12 St. to MGSHC, respiratory; #391- 4:32 p.m., 74yoM, S. Polk St. to MGSHC, illness; #392- 10:36 p.m., 16yoF, Hwy. Z to MGSHC, overdose.
Other activities: Firefighter Stand Down Day, encompassing 16 safety initiatives to keep firefighters & the public safe; reviewed & trained on policies related to safety on the job.

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