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