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Ambulance District Sets New Mark In Calls For Service With 2,317 In 2018

Demand for Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District services continues to remain high.

In 2018 the district responded to 2,317 calls, the most ever for the district, according to administrator Kendall Shrum.

A year ago, the total number of calls for service was 2,302.

Of those 2,317 calls in 2018, 1,646 were emergency calls, the second-highest figure in the district’s history. The top mark is 1,682, set in 2017.

Transfers have remained steady, with 598 in 2018, the highest since 2014.

December 2018 was another big month, Shrum reported, during the ambulance board’s monthly meeting last Thursday.

There were 206 total calls last month, up from 193 a year ago and 159 in December 2016.

See complete story in the January 23 edition of the Herald.

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