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Helena EMTs standing by for busy weekend

Posted at 7:14 PM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 21:14:58-04

HELENA – This weekend, hundreds will pack the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds for the Last Chance Stampede and Fair.

The fair is in its 59th year. And from the rodeo grounds to the midway, ambulance crews from St. Peter’s Health will be standing by this weekend, ready to help.

First responders told MTN this weekend is one of their busiest of the season, bringing challenges like intoxication and dehydration.

Helena EMT Michael Gunderson said, “It’s going to be up to 90 degrees this weekend, so the biggest thing is we want people to stay hydrated.”

According to Gunderson, they also field calls lots of calls for bumps and bruises.

“Another big thing, there’s a lot of kids running around … so please watch out for little kids when you’re driving in and out of the areas, even the parking lots. Our number one thing is to be safe while you’re here,” Gunderson said.

St. Pete’s will have four trained EMTs ready to help in case of an emergency.

Gunderson also asks that if you see any suspicious activity, please inform them as soon as possible for an assessment.

“Biggest thing, if you see something or somebody acting weird, or kind of abnormal, get a hold of somebody so we can go check them out,” he said.

-Reported by Christine Sullivan/MTN News