EMS gets new supply tracking system, ESD tours Hickston property
By Brooke Sjoberg
The Gonzales Emergency Services District No. 1 took a tour of its recently acquired property off of Hickston St. on Thursday, April 15, and received a presentation of a new online tracking service for its emergency vehicles.
Presented by EMS Captain Jess Fullilove, the operations checks software PSTrax.com allows the district to keep track of what’s on an ambulance or other service vehicle in terms of medical supplies, service records for a vehicle, mileage and other maintenance or safety-related information, all in one place.
A tour of the Hickston property, a home adjacent to EMS facilities which was purchased to house EMS staff while the district begins the process of retooling its current facilities, was given by EMS Executive Director Eddie Callender to the ESD Board.
The board received and approved its consent agenda, which included minutes from its March 2021 meeting, payment of pending bills and activity reports. The Board also received a financial report for the month.
A report was given by the district administrator, Eddie Callender, regarding activities of EMS. In the report, Callender stated that during the month of March, alarms were down by 9% at 241 and there were 140 interfacility transfers which is 12% less than the previous month. He said 93% of people assisted in the greater Gonzales area were to the Gonzales Memorial Hospital, with 81% of transports countywide going to that hospital. There were 51 refusals of service, around 21%, Callender said. He said this is down from the 51% which had been common the year previous.