Editor, When I was hired as chief of the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department, I looked at what calls we were responding to. We want to provide the citizens of Long County with quality and professional care in every type of incident we respond to.
I started with medical calls as this is the majority of calls that most fire departments assist with. We had no protocols in place. I spoke with Excelsior (ambulance service) and the Long County commissioners and felt until these were in place, then it would be in the Fire Department’s (county’s) best interest not to provide medical care.
Since then, protocols were written by Excelsior and sent to me. I have reviewed and approved them. I presented them to the commissioners on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the scheduled department head meeting for their review and approval. All paid members of the fire department have received and signed the EMR protocols.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone, but I must do what I think is best for the citizens of Ludowici and Long County. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
Christopher W. Moss
Chief, Ludowici/Long County Fire Department