Marthasville Community Ambulance District actively participates in the S.T.A.R.S. (Special needs Tracking, and Awareness Response System) program. This program enables us to be more prepared to take care of children ages 0-18 years old, with special consideration on an individual basis for those over the age of 18 should an emergency arise.
Each child that is entered into S.T.A.R.S. has a form detailing his or her medical history, medications, allergies, baseline vital signs, baseline neurological status, and common medical emergencies that is kept in each ambulance. A number is assigned to each child that matches the form. Should you need to call 911, the caller gives the dispatcher the number which is then relayed to the responding ambulance.
Having this information at hand can prove vital, especially when a regular caretaker is not present. Please contact us if you feel your child would be a candidate. Children who especially benefit are those with significant developmental delay, seizure disorders, cardiac history, cerebral shunts, tracheostomies, and any atypical diseases or syndromes.
To enroll your child, a paramedic from the ambulance district will make an appointment to come to your home or you may come to the district to discuss your child’s needs, fill out the S.T.A.R.S form, and answer any questions you may have about our services. At this time, if your child has any anxiety about the ambulance and would like to tour it or see any equipment, he or she is encouraged to do so. We look forward to meeting you and your family.
For more information, please contact Hannah Arnold, S.T.A.R.S. Coordinator: email@example.com