Echo EMS team saves young child from drowning

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The Echo EMS Response team answered a call on Saturday, July 19, to a local camp site. The station, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, always has EMTs ready to jump into action when needed.

The team responded to a potential drowning of a child near Dothan after he and his family took a swim while kayaking on a river. EMT Chief Rocky Windham grabbed the call and helped other first responders with providing CPR and first aid.

“Once patient contact was made, our EMS crews did take over at that point along with the survival flight crew as well.” Chief Windham said.

The Echo EMS station opened as a volunteer rescue squad in 1996. The station is still a non-profit organization that prides itself on high quality patient care that remains cost affective.

Chief Windham even explained how first responders feel while riding to the hospital with patients.

“It definitely seems like it’s a long time at times.” Windham said. “But usually you’re very busy so time does go by very quickly as well.”

The Echo EMS response team receives an outpour of support from the community and hope to continue their work to keep Dale County safe.

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