When you go away on vacation, do you take a first aid kit with you? I don’t. Never even thought about it.
During the summer I oversee Waterville Valley’s Information Booth located in the Town Square. My daughter, Jenna, was working at the Info Booth last Saturday and had several people stop and ask her where the first aid station is located. “Hmmm…that’s a good question,” she replied as she picked up her phone and called her boss (mom) to find out.
“Hmmm…that’s a good question,” I answered, and suggested that she direct folks to Jugtown store where they could purchase some bandages.
As we soon discovered, that’s a good answer…until you have someone with a ‘boo-boo’ bigger than the size of a standard bandage! Such was the case with several people over the course of the weekend – a fish hook in the foot, a tumble off a bicycle, a reaction to a bee sting.
Luckily for our guests, Jenna and I discovered that the Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety is only a phone call away.
Every Waterville Valley police officer is cross-trained in emergency medical services and is a certified EMT. The ambulance department is staffed 24 hours a day and 7 days a week with nationally certified, state licensed, emergency caregivers. If you fall ill or have an accident or injury while you’re on vacation in Waterville Valley and a bandaid won’t solve the problem, do not hesitate to contact the town’s EMS services at 603-236-8809 (call 9-1-1 if it’s an emergency). The kind and caring EMS staff will come and help you out.