Time to take a S.T.A.N.D.

This is not a Public Service Announcement… this is reality today. I mean, do we even hear about drinking and driving anymore, of course we do! However, texting and driving has taken over and is on the rise. In 2018, 4,637 people died in car crashes due to cell phone use.

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5 common summer related emergencies

The school year will be over soon, and with it will start summer outdoor activities like going to the pool, bike riding, camps, trampolines, beaches… and the list keeps on going! No one expects an illness or injuries to occur, but they do. Here are 5 common injuries we find that happen when the summer comes around.

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Just a Dispatcher

911 Dispatcher

I spent 23 years in the Fire Department as a firefighter, EMT, Paramedic, and 911 call-taker, dispatcher, and supervisor. You would think that fighting a fire, providing care to a trauma patient, or administering CPR to an infant would be hard… and yes, without a doubt it was! However, nothing could have prepared me for working at the 911 Center.

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How long should you provide compressions for?

PALS & BLS Skills

Over the years of teaching CPR, there was one point in my teaching career that we spoke about, “when should one stop compression?” Students seemed to be rightfully concerned about their ability to provide continuous compressions for an extended period of time.

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What you need to know when calling 911

After spending over 10 years as a 911 Supervisor, there is are some basic questions that must to be answered when someone calls 911. After the initial question, “Do you need police, fire, or ambulance, the next four questions are critical…

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