Memphis MedCom Confusion

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Gatorman

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Memphis Wing now being dispatched by their own personnel vs. Memphis MedCom. Horn Lake FD has serious car crash with two helos being requested. One is coming from Oxford. HLFD calls Memphis MedCom on 155.205 to pass info to Oxford Wing helo. MedCom says "we don't dispatch them." Pregnant pause. One would think protocols would be established to handle this sort of thing, wouldn't one?
 

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It is quite incredible listening to the Wing execute a pick-up and do it in a very short amount of time. I used to wonder if flying patients within the metro area saved time and there is no question it does. We're fortunate to have such a robust outfit in the Mid-South.
 
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