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EMS Week Open House May 20

EMS Week Open House May 20

EMT Randy Templin points out equipment on an ambulance to visitors at a previous open house.

Northwest EMS will open its doors to visits by area residents on Wednesday, May 20, 3 to 5 p.m. at 380 W. Bainbridge St., Elizabethtown.

EMTs will provide blood pressure screenings, emergency health-related information, CPR practice and a chance to see the equipment inside an ambulance.

The open house coincides with National EMS Week, when emergency providers demonstrate the life-saving capabilities they bring to the community.

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Special Care for Your Precious Children

Special Care for Your Precious Children

Northwest EMS has achieved master-level recognition in Pennsylvania’s EMS for Children Project (EMSC).  The EMS for Children Project is a voluntary multi-phase recognition program for EMS agencies wishing to demonstrate their commitment to excellence in pediatric care.  The program is administered as a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania Department of Health – Bureau of EMS, the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council (PEHSC) and other partners as part of a federal grant.

Achievement of the master-level recognition was a four-part process ...

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Donegal High Public Safety Day

Donegal High Public Safety Day

Northwest EMS recently joined Donegal High School for their second Annual Public Safety Day. It featured local emergency response agencies, including  fire departments, EMS, law enforcement and emergency management. Also participating were students from Lancaster County Career and Technology’s Protective Services program.  The theme for this year’s event was “Distracted Driving.”

While local fire departments demonstrated vehicle-rescue techniques, Northwest EMS showcased basic and advanced life support skills such as cardiac monitoring, spinal immobilization techniques and CPR.

The dangers of distracted driving were ...

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