Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Port Penn Fire Company graduated 3 staff members from the 2nd annual Resuscitation Academy hosted by the New Castle County Paramedics. Chief Frank Schoeffler, Paid staff member Mark willis and Timothy Conrad attended the 2 day class held at the Embassy Suites conference center.
The Resuscitation Academy is a partnership between New Castle County Paramedics and Seattle, Washington and Howard County, Maryland based Resuscitation Academies in an effort to bring the methods used that have been highly successful with increasing the survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest. The Academy is a 2 day class that is offered free to EMS providers. The class covers all aspects of CPR and management of sudden cardiac arrest, including pit crew style CPR and the application of LUCAS devices.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Station 29 was alerted to Assist Station 1-5 with 29-6 on an MVC with entrapment. 29-6 with a crew in quarters responded in minutes with 4. Upon arrival crews assisted units on scene with extrication. 1 was transported to the local trauma center, crews picked up and cleared by command returning.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
On February 28th 2017 The Good Will Fire Company was alerted for a boat taking on water at the Delaware Memorial Bridge. 29 Marine 1 responded as a mutual aid boat and arrived on location with the marine unit from Good Will at a new location south of Old New Castle. The crew remained in service for several hours assisting with dewatering and towing operations. USCG and Minquas Fire Company were also on location and assisted in the operations.
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