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.
Northwest EMS continues to emphasize the importance of citizens learning Hands-Only CPR, a potentially lifesaving technique involving no mouth-to-mouth contact. There will be instructions available at this open house, along with CPR manikins for hands-only practice.
Additional opportunities to learn Hands-Only CPR will be held June 28, July 12 and August 23, 7 p.m. at the Bainbridge Street station.
This open house is co-sponsored by Cornerstone Adminisystems Inc., of New Cumberland, which provides billing, compliance and revenue cycle management to the EMS industry.