The following are detailed instructions on how to get emergency response at the Gardner Turf Farm (sod farm). We are fortunate that there is an EMS unit stationed very close by.
However, since any emergency call would be placed with a cell phone, there are specific steps that must be followed to get a quick response.
A special thanks to Dan Tandberg, M.D. (and club member) for gathering this information.
Everyone is encouraged to download these instructions, print them out, and keep a copy in their flight box. It just may save somebody's life.
I. Dial 911:
will get state or regional EMS dispatch.
II. Say "Torrance County, McIntosh, New Mexico."
You will get routed to Torrance County dispatch.
III. Say what has happened:
"A 56 year old male has collapsed. No pulse, no respirations, bystander CPR is being initiated.
"A 36 year old male has been stuck by lightning. No pulse, no respirations, bystander CPR is being initiated.
"A 75 year old male fell and can't get up. Awake and alert. He complains of pain in the left hip. Breathing on his own, Pulse is 124.
"A 76 year old male has collapsed and can't get up. Awake and alert, but can't talk and can't move his right side. Breathing on his own, Pulse is 84.
"A 19 year old male was struck in the head by a large glider and has had a seizure. He is unresponsive. There is a pulse, but respirations are shallow and color is grey.
IV. Say where you are:
1. "Gardner Turf Farm, East of Highway 41, North of East Clements Road, Westernmost sod circle."
2. "Gardner Turf Farm, East of Highway 41, North of East Clements Road, Middle sod circle."
3. "Gardner Turf Farm, East of Highway 41, North of East Clements Road, Easternmost sod circle."
4. "Gardner Turf Farm, East of Highway 41, North of Otero Road, Northernmost sod circle."
"Torrance County Emergency Medical Services, McIntosh, New Mexico."
This is located at Highway 41 and East Clements road on the Northeast corner.
Zip code is 87032
Serves about 17,000 people
Mednet Ambulance Service Inc.
This is an Advanced Life Support EMS system. This means that they can do CPR, read an EKG, administer shocks, and administer ACLS drugs.
The staff is paid, not volunteer.
Some of the staff work and live other places around the state.
It would make sense to notify them ahead of time if we are planning a big event, say over 20 ASA members and visitors.
The Medical Director is Darryl Macias, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, IJNM School of Medicine.
If dialing 911 fails, try 384-2705. This is a direct line to the regional dispatch office for Torrance County EMS.
The source of this information was Kim King, Field Supervisor, Torrance County EMS. Her pager is 505-969-2583.
Overall, meaningful survival after
urban cardiac arrest is less than 10%. Bystander CPR improves this.
Dan Tandberg, MD.
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