Monday, May 15, 2017
On duty crews from station 29 were monitoring the station marine band radio when they heard a mayday transmitted from a sailing vessel on the Delaware River for an injured person who is was reported to be unconscious. The Station alerted New Castle County Fire board and made an immediate response to the Augustine Beach. While the rest of the water rescue box was transmitted 29M1 went underway, the conditions at Augustine Beach included high winds and rough seas. Marine units from Delaware City(15), Good Will of New Castle(18), Salem NJ(18) and DNREC were all notified to assist. The Crew of 29M1 arrived on location and found a person on a sailing vessel that had suffered a traumatic injury. The operator of the Rescue boat kept the boat in position in the rough seas as the crews transferred the patient on the Rescue boat. In accordance with county policy ALS (NCC Medic 5 and Supervisor) and BLS (DCFC C15) units along with state police aviation responded to Augustine Beach. Fire Boat 15 arrived on location as 29 Marine 1 was leaving the scene and provided support by returning in front of 29 Marine 1 to deflect the large swells. The crew of 29 Marine 1 turned to patient over to awaiting EMS assets at Augustine Beach who then transported the patient to CER.
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
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