State's Graphs Reveal Copper Valley's EMS Calls Often Happen Nights & Weekends

State Of Alaska Data Shows Broad Picture Of Copper Valley's Emergency Service Needs  All Graphs From Slides Courtesy State Of Alaska Dep...

State Of Alaska Data Shows Broad Picture Of Copper Valley's Emergency Service Needs 

All Graphs From Slides Courtesy State Of Alaska Department of Health 

Delta Transport's new ambulance was driven back to Delta Junction on July 1st, 2024. 
(Photo, Country Journal) 

On June 30th, 2024, emergency medical responses in the Copper Valley offered by Delta Medical Transport for the past five years ended. Delta Medical's funding had been provided through Cross Road Medical Center.

The Country Journal asked the State Department of Health for the Copper River Census Area data about local EMS response. On July 3rd, the Department of Health sent the following graphs to the Journal. Their data appears to be based on statistics from between January, 2022 and September, 2023.

Here's the official state rundown of EMS operations in the Copper Valley over recent years...

Delta Medical Transport Handled 93% Of Local Calls

CRNA Answered 6%. CREMS Handled 1%

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 86% Of Calls Assisted Copper Valley Adults 

33% Were To Help Elders Over 65 Years Old

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More Than Half Of All Calls Were Between 5 pm & 8 am 

These Are The Hours Cross Road & CRNA Are Now Closed


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State's Data Shows Calls Don't Stop On Weekends

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Most Ambulance Destinations Are Medevacs At Airport 

Cross Road Was #2 Destination, Followed By CRNA's Tazlina Facility  

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Medevacs Peak At 8 pm In The Copper Valley 

Both Cross Road & CRNA Are Closed To Business At 8 pm 

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Regular Transports Also Peak At 8 pm 

Both Cross Road & CRNA Are Closed To Business 

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"Traumatic Injury" Is The #1 Issue In Copper Valley 

"Traumatic injuries are the result of a wide variety of blunt, penetrating and burn mechanisms. They include motor vehicle collisions, sports injuries, falls, natural disasters and a multitude of other physical injuries which can occur at home, on the street, or while at work and require immediate care."

--University of Florida 


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Rundown Of Calls By Race 

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Delta Transport Medics Served A Broad Range Of Problems 

Calls Included Burns, Different Types Of Heart Troubles, Allergies, Childbirth, Covid, Diabetes, Overdoses, Opium Poisoning, Edema, Seizures & Sex Abuse 


All Graphs From Slides Courtesy State Of Alaska Department of Health 

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