Buenaventura is safe

“Ten years ago, tourism development in the area was not like what we have today. We still ventured to create this company with an American type two ambulance that could assist people in the area.” This is how the story of EMTS begins, the company with which Arturo Villarreal provides emergency ambulance service to the entire community of Buenaventura.

EMTS has evolved over time. Arturo has focused on having the best infrastructure to give the community peace of mind. His ambulances have state-of-the-art technology that is even praised by emergency doctors from nearby hospitals ‘admire’ at all the equipment they have.

And the staff is constantly training. The team does a silent job, immediately responding to emergencies, always prompt and professional.

BVA: What is the scope of the emergency ambulance service?

AV: EMTS offers emergency response services and ambulance transportation in Buenaventura, operating 24 hours a day with trained personnel and advanced equipment. We prioritize the stabilization of patients and their transportation to the nearest medical center.

BVA: What equipment does EMTS have?

AV: We have type 9 and type 3 ambulances, all developed under American regulation, with all the necessary elements to provide advanced life support, including a 24/7 online doctor.

During this time ETMS has quietly handled around 400 calls between Buenaventura residents, guests and staff. “The service is for everyone. We always focus on the health of the patient. Their stabilization, review and transport to the nearest hospital if necessary, “said Villarreal.

BVA: What is the suitability of the human team that is in Buenaventura?

AV: Each ambulance is operated by a paramedic and an attendant/operator. All of them have titles and are in constant training to be up-to-date with the latest emergency treatment techniques. In addition, the legislation requires us to have a doctor on call 24/7 who is the person who guides our team.

ETMS is working on adapting a physical space within Buenaventura to serve the community. It will be an emergency clinic, more comfortable and where two patients can be treated at the same time. “We are going to incorporate tools and equipment that allow us to raise the standard of care, granting even more precision to referred doctors,” said Arturo.

The EMTS cell phone and WhatsApp is 6832-0241. Mr. Villarreal and his team are ready to help in any emergency in Buenaventura with specialized, state-of-the-art equipment, so that the community is always safe.

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