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Welcome to the Official Website for the Washington County Life Saving Crew

The Washington County Life Saving Crew provides Emergency Medical Services in Washington County, Virginia.  We rely heavily on financial contributions from our community. These contributions help us to respond to over 3,000 emergencies each year. Even if you or your loved ones have never needed our services, you can rest easy knowing that we are there for you 365 days a year. Our continued operation is a direct result of your donations and we appreciate your consideration.

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Structure Fire

Member Devon Fleenor, June 21

At Approximately 4:01 AM on 6/21/17 WCLSC, Abingdon Fire Dept., and Brumley Gap Volunteer Fire Dept. were dispatched to a residence on Brinkley Road in Abingdon, VA for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found the structure was fully involved with heavy flames that had spread to a nearby vehicle. Only occupant of the home was safely outside when crews arrived and was released after being ... (Full Story & Photos)

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What is a Medical Emergency?

Admin, June 20

What Is a Medical Emergency?

The purpose of any Emergency Department is to save lives. An emergency is any medical problem that could cause death or permanent injury if not treated quickly. Severe pain in some instances can also be a medical emergency, such as the pain associated with kidney stones or appendicitis.

Some examples of medical emergencies are:

• Chest pain accompanied by sweating, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Driving Saftey

Admin, June 02

How to Handle Approaching Emergency Vehicles on the Road

We’ve all heard that ambulances can make traffic lights turn green, but when there are other cars in their way, that doesn’t necessarily help them. In order to ensure that emergency vehicles get clear passage to respond to situations quickly, there is a protocol that drivers must follow when an emergency vehicle is approaching.

What Counts ... (Full Story & Photos)

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National Emergency Medical Services Week 2017

Admin, May 13

National Emergency Medical Services Week or EMS Week 2017 is coming up this year on May 21st through May 27th. It is a time to think about the people whom our communities rely on to help us when the unthinkable happens. Every day in our community and in communities like ours throughout the nation, emergencies happen to people just like you and I. These local emergencies may not get the press coverage ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Truck vs. Tree

Admin, April 22

At approximately 0630, WCLSC was dispatched to the 17000 block of Cleveland Road for an MVA with unknown injuries. Upon arrival crews found a truck towing a boat, head on into a tree. Fortunately everyone was out of the vehicle, and no one suffered any major injury. The cause is still under investigation at this time.

Companies on scene were WCLSC, Green Spring Vol. Fire Dept, VSP, South Holston ... (Full Story & Photos)

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