Yosemite Dispatch serves three National Park Service locations

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 Emergency Dispatch at Yosemite is also the Command Central for Lassen Volcanic National Park and Devils Post Pile National Monument. The site gets about 70,000 phone calls a year for all 3 sites combined.

That includes calls related to Medical Assistance, Search and Rescues, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Arrests, Fatalities, Wildland Fires, Vehicle Stops, Structure Fires and Prescribed Burns.

On one of my Half Domes, we came upon a woman on the trail a mile below Sub Dome who was passed out, laying in the sun. She revived and was burning up. We got her into the shade where she began to shiver.

We took her vital signs and asked her when she last had a drink. She could not remember. We slowly gave her an electrolyte mix and wrapped jackets around her. I called 9-1-1 for the first time ever and got a dispatcher righe away, who then linked in a ranger at the park.

They sent another ranger from Little Yosemite Valley up to attend to her. By the time the ranger arrived she was fine. Great job to all!

Unrelated thought worth quoting: Let me tell you how it will be. There’s 1 for you, 19 for me. ‘Cause I’m the taxman, Yeah, I’m the taxman.” – The Beatles

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome

About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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One Response to Yosemite Dispatch serves three National Park Service locations

  1. Maureen L says:

    Lassen dispatched from Yosemite?

    I hope you’re saying that there are people on the ground at Lassen, but Yosemite handles the communications remotely.

    what if Lassen gets cut off?

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