Southbury Ambulance Association Calls and Responses for 2022
SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Ambulance Association has reported members responded to 2,414 calls in 2022.
Falls, sick and medical were the top three medical categories. Nearly 25% percent of SAA responses resulted in non-transport for reasons such as refusal, lift assist, canceled and treat and release.
The state now allows 9-1-1 ambulance services to bill a patient for treat-and-release calls.
SAA is a nonprofit 9-1-1 emergency medical ambulance service which is defined “acute sudden onset” medical condition and can only provide transportation to local area hospitals.
SAA’s in-house paramedic responds as Advanced Life Support, which accounted for 47% of transports in 2022.
SAA is a part of the Southbury community through participation in events including the Southbury Food Bank drive, UCC Strawberry Festival, Heartsafe community renewal, SVFA Spooktacular, CPR classes, Public Safety day and EMT coverage for Pomperaug High School and Pop Warner Pomperaug football.
New members are always welcome.