Emergency personnel were a little less busy in November compared to the same month in 2011, a report found.
Franklin County Emergency Medical Services responded to 199 calls for November, according to a report presented Wednesday to the Franklin County Board of Commissioners by Nick Robbins, EMS director. That makes the total calls for the year about 5 percent less than at the same time last year at 2,581 calls.
The ambulance service responded to an average of 6.63 calls a day, the report showed. South Ottawa provided the majority of the activity for emergency responders with 101 of the calls in November. Ninety-eight other calls were spread between north Ottawa and the rest of the county. No responses were made last month to out-of-county calls.
Emergency responders participated in a variety of calls including 156 medical emergencies, 12 sick calls, eight transfers to other hospitals and 12 motor vehicle wrecks/trauma calls. The numbers are down for service calls in all of those categories when compared to the previous November. The majority of patients were taken to Ransom Memorial Hospital.
The ambulance service collected $57,579.84 for the month of November, the report states.