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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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Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Admin, July 05

On July 28th, 2017, Blood Assurance is having the third annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive at the Abingdon Police Department (425 West Main Street) from 9am - 7pm. All first responders and the public are challenged to come and given blood to help save a life. This is a competition between Washington County Life Saving Crew, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Abingdon Fire Department, and the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firework Safety

Admin, July 04

Fireworks Safety Tips

Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals.

If you plan to use fireworks, make sure they are legal in your area.

Be Extra Careful With Sparklers

Little arms are too short to hold sparklers, which can heat up to 1,200 degrees. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Take a Minute to Save a Life!

Admin, June 29

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park). It consists of two easy steps:

1.Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that).

2.Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

When you call 911, you need to stay on the phone until the 911 dispatcher ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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