EMS 2017 photos https://www.etownlewisems.org/apps/photos/ EMS 2017 photos Cardiac Monitor Training Squad members - Mark Hummel, Karl Brooks, Koby Rider, Leslie Fleury, Sienna Fleury, and Fred Hooper listen as Lisa Hudson - AEMTCC reviews the basics on how to turn on the cardiac monitor, attach patches to the leads and take a blood pressure using the monitor to better assist the ALS providers. https://www.etownlewisems.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204559806 204559806 Compartment Training Squad members receive training on the location of Turnout Gear, Back Country Rescue Bag, Swift Water Rescue Equipment, Head Lamps for night calls, Safety Vest, Helmets, Jumper Cables, Flares, Ropes, and Bolt Cutters https://www.etownlewisems.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204559807 204559807 National Training Larry and Patty Bashaw attended the EMS Today Conference training in Salt Lake City, Utah. https://www.etownlewisems.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204559808 204559808 Medic Car replaced The department replaced their 10 year old vehicle with a new 2017 Ford Explorer. The vehicle was purchased through State Contract pricing and Ford Fleet Program saving the department nearly $20,000. Additionally, the vehicle has already shown a cost savings by eliminating all repair cost. https://www.etownlewisems.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204559810 204559810 Helicopter Night Training Night Training was provided by Life Net of NY 713 crew out of Ticonderoga, NY! EMS providers received both classroom and actual hands on training. https://www.etownlewisems.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204559811 204559811 Bicycle Helmet Safety This helmet shows a large part missing from the left front plus multiple cracks that nearly separated the helmet. However, we are very happy to say the helmet saved this young girls life and she is doing very well today. Her, accident occurred on the last day of school after receiving permission to ride on the street. She was returning home and riding down a hill when the accident happened. As, she was descending the hill her front tire caught some lose sand. This caused her to flip over striking the pavement with her head. It was during the fall that one handle bars was embedded into her abdomen going through to her back. She was very lucky no vital organs or arteries were damaged. In addition to her belly wound she suffered two broken wrist, a large contusion to the forehead, and multiple contusions and abrasions. Her, abdominal injury required immediate surgery at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, NY and she was later transferred to the Children's Hospital at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. It was there that she spent nearly 2 weeks recovering from her injuries. The doctors told her family had she not worn her helmet. The outcome could have been much worse if not fatal. As, EMS providers we encourage every parent to teach your children about the importance of wearing their helmets anytime they are riding a bike! https://www.etownlewisems.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204559814 204559814