Clear Creek EMS is seeing its busiest summer ever.
“We are absolutely slammed,” said Nicolena Johnson, director of the county’s emergency medical service.
In July, the ambulance service saw a 15 percent increase in calls over last year, serving 134 patients.
In June, first responders saw 112 patients, or a 13 percent increase over 2015. Both June and July were the busiest on record.
“In our industry, we consider 5 to 7 percent significant,” Johnson said, “so we are beyond significant at this point.”