News: ATCEMS call volume remains high, dips below 1,000
AUSTIN, TX – While their call volume remained high, Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services responded to fewer than 1,000 incidents yesterday for the first time since at least Sunday.
Although calls trending down, #ATCEMSMedics & Communications Medics had a very busy day yesterday.
833 calls for service
Carbon monoxide-10 (29 patients)
Stay safe & reduce preventable issues so we may respond to higher priority emergencies. pic.twitter.com/Yq3ntvCNab
— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) February 19, 2021
Of the 833 service calls ATCEMS received, 122 were for falls, 13 were for traffic collisions, 10 were for carbon monoxide poisoning, and eight were for exposure. But while the number of carbon monoxide calls was a dramatic decrease from the previous day, those 10 calls represented 29 individual patients.
According to the National Weather Service, today is expected to be considerably warmer than it was earlier this week, with temperatures pushing into the 40s. Combined with the sunny skies, this could mean substantial snow melt after nearly a week of frigid temperatures and strained infrastructure.
However, overnight lows are expected be in the 20s, which means icy conditions will continue at least until tomorrow. The five-day forecast suggests that a long, difficult week should soon be over.
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