News from Helderberg Ambulance

The members of Helderberg Ambulance Squad began 2016 by responding to 22 calls in January. Of these 22 calls, 10 were in the town of Knox and 12 were in the town of Berne. Four calls were during the night-time hours and 18 calls were during the day.

Several members attended an all-day conference at the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. Topics discussed were cardiac arrest management, asthma, pediatric trauma, and assessment of the patient. Ongoing education is one way that the squad members stay up to date on new topics.

Three members did a workshop at Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School for the pre-kindergarten students. The students had a tour of the ambulance and learned about some of the equipment on the ambulance.

The Helderberg Ambulance Squad is always looking for new volunteers. We need drivers, attendants, and emergency medical technicians. Training is offered at the bay on Cole Hill road and is free of charge. If you are interested in joining, please come to our next meeting, which will be March 10, at 7 p.m. at the ambulance bay.
Editor’s note: Millie Zuk is an Emergency Medical Technician with the Helderberg Ambulance Squad, a volunteer-run organization.

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