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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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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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Camp Ladybug Visits E-town Station

Camp Ladybug Visits E-town Station

Northwest EMS and the Elizabethtown Fire Department recently hosted a field trip from Camp Ladybug. Approximately 60 campers and counselors from the Elizabethtown Community Center participated.

Camp activities included interactive stations where campers learned about EMS response, patient triage, what to expect if they needed an ambulance or the fire department and information on the 911 system.

Campers were given the opportunity to try on fire and EMS gear, climb inside some of the vehicles and handle the equipment. Many of the campers have ...

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