Sosua’s Fire department also offers first aid service
The municipal fire department Sosúa, with the barracks in Charamicos, not only pull out in case of fire, but for some time now, they also serve as an emergency service. For the latter, the corps has a well-equipped ambulance to their disposal. The emergency department was added to the fire department at the instigation of mayor Ilana Neumann. Because Sosúa still does not have a public hospital, in case of an emergency (traffic accidents, heart failure) the victims must be transported to the hospital in Puerto Plata. With a well-equipped ambulance that can be lifesaving. According to the commander Luis Oscar Gómez (Lupi), the ambulance has pulled out the recent period a dozens of times after an emergency call at tel. No. 911. In most cases, that was lifesaving. The transportation costs are for free. Mayor supports this every month with a 90,000 pesos fuel and maintenance allowance. The personnel of the ambulance service all have followed an extensive ‘first aid’ course and are also trained in practice. We should also mention that almost all members of the fire department are volunteers who receive only a small compensation for their efforts.
Source: Sosua News
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