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Commissioner John O’Connor Brings up St. Mary’s County Medical Response, and Mutual Aid Issues During October 6, 2020, Meeting

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown and opened by presenting four proclamations. The recognitions included National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Case Management Recognition Week, Domestic Violence Prevention Month, and National 4-H Week. Commissioner John O’Connor brought up the recent concerns from not only citizens, but our volunteers in Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties, due to the amount of increasing medical in St. Mary’s County, which the county has been relying heavily on Mutual Aid from Calvert, Charles, and even Prince George’s County for ambulances to respond to medical calls in St. Mary’s County. Within the first week of October, St. Mary’s has been slammed with medical calls constantly to the point of all volunteer stations in our county not having enough ambulances to respond, or staffing and medics to assist., and more recently, ambulances from Waldorf, Hughesville, St. Leonard, Hollywood, Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Solomons, and Dunkirk have been dispatched, or have responded to Valley Lee, Lexington Park and Ridge to assist with calls. He stated that recently the EMS call volume has dramatically increased with blame on no one other than being a high-risk area, and […]

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