Monday Mention

Monday Mention:

Madison County Rescue Squad, Inc. was established October 1, 1963 in Madison, Virginia. We are a volunteer organization that strives for excellence in our patient care and leadership in our community. 

Our members put in countless hours of support in our organization. These are hours that are spent responding to emergency calls, training for those calls, and also fundraising in order to keep our organization up and running. 

Our members are caring individuals who put in hard work to be part of a team that provides excellent service to the citizens of our community. If this describes you, please consider volunteering today!

Lifeline EMS Recognition

Dear EMS colleague,

 Since 2014 the American Heart Association has celebrated the achievements of prehospital providers and their destination hospitals specific to STEMI patient care through its Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition program. The application period is open now through April 2, 2019 and we hope you’ll consider this opportunity to receive recognition for your contributions as a vital member of our STEMI team.

 

  • Deadline: April 2, 2019

  •  Application:  There are two ways to access your application:

 1.       Previous Mission: Lifeline EMS applicants:

An email was sent 9/10/2018 with a 2019 recognition application link, unique to the applicant agency. This email was sent from AHASurveys@surveys.heart.org and was sent to the contact listed on last year’s application. Please be sure to check your junk and/or spam email folders just in case the email was filtered to one of them.  If you did not receive the email, please email ismenia.gaviria@heart.org and she can provide you with a copy of the link so you can get started!

 2.       Agencies who have not previously applied for Mission: Lifeline EMS recognition:

Please complete the 2019 Mission: Lifeline EMS Application Request form. Upon completion of this form an application link will be sent via email within 2-business days. This link will provide access to an open-ended application where data can be submitted on a regular basis -quarterly, bi-annual or yearly. All information and data entered is automatically saved within the application when the browser is closed, and applicants can return to the application as needed to enter more data, make corrections, etc.  

 

 If you have any questions about this opportunity or process, please reach out to the EMS lead for our region, Izzie Gaviria at ismenia.gaviria@heart.org.

 Thank you!

Monday Mention

Madison County EMS.

Madison County added a new department of EMS. Madison EMS is the county’s “paid” EMS department. We are county employees who answer 911 calls for medical help during the daytime, from 5 am until 6 pm. We also provide supplemental staffing to the volunteers at night.

MEMS is primarily an Advanced Life Support Agency. That means that nearly all of our employees are certified at the EMT-Intermediate, Paramedic or Critical Care Paramedic level. In addition, many of our employees are firefighters, and/or trained in vehicle extrication, technical rescue, and hazardous materials emergencies.

For more information: 540-948-4813.

Friday Fact

This week, we will be looking at anxiety and/or depression.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States for anyone 18 and over, approximately 18.1% of the population.

They are highly treatable, but only 36.9% of patients get treatment.

Anxiety disorders develop due to a variety of factors such as: genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.

You are 3-5 times more likely to go to the doctor and 6 times more likely to be hospitalized due to mental health issues than non-anxiety patients.

It is common to have anxiety and depression, both of which can result from the other. So, you can have anxiety and develop depression, or have depression and develop anxiety.

Major depression is a leading cause of disability between the ages of 15-44.

Affects more than 16.1 million Americans.

Persistent depression affects 3.3 million American adults.

Why does this matter to emergency services?

Because issues with Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are the strongest predictors of suicide per a Houston Fire/Rescue study.

Anxiety and Depression facts were found at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America website (adaa.org)

 If you or someone you know needs help, or someone to talk to, please see our resources below:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Hotline Online Chat

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

I Am Alive Mental Health Crisis Chat https://www.imalive.org/

Crisis Text Line Text 741741

For more information: https://www.crisistextline.org/texting-in

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources Specifically for First Responders

Fire and EMS Helpline (Specializes in Fire and EMS) 1-888-731-3473

CopLine (Law Enforcement Only) 800-267-5463

Safe Call Now 206-459-3020

Code Green Campaign http://codegreencampaign.org/resources/

 There are more resources being developed daily. If you know of a resource that we do not have listed and want to let us know so it can be added to our list, please call the office at 434-295-6146 or contact Ethan directly at eclark@vaems.org.

Monday Mention

Louisa County Rescue Squad. Our Mission Statement: To assist in the delivery of basic and advanced life support care for the citizens of Louisa County. Come on in, take a look around. Learn the benefits of joining. Skills that last a lifetime, Satisfaction of Helping Others, Free Training to name just a few. We are here to serve you, our neighbors, the county and surrounding areas. Contact information: (540) 967-1800.

Check out their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Louisa-County-Volunteer-Rescue-Sq…/

Monday Mention - January 14, 2019

Monday Mention: Louisa County Rescue Squad. 
Our Mission Statement: To assist in the delivery of basic and advanced life support care for the citizens of Louisa County. Come on in, take a look around. Learn the benefits of joining. Skills that last a lifetime, Satisfaction of Helping Others, Free Training to name just a few. We are here to serve you, our neighbors, the county and surrounding areas. Don't wait for another 911 to say "What can I do?" Join / support us now. For more information: 540-967-1800. The website is: http://louisacountyrescue.org/

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Louisa County Emergency Services

Mission: Provide competent and professional fire, emergency medical services and emergency management to our community.

Department Overview: The Louisa County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services consists of a combination of career and volunteer providers serving the citizens and visitors of Louisa County. The volunteer fire and rescue departments have a long history of valuable service to Louisa County and continue to provide equipment, facilities and personnel who are dedicated to the protection of life and property.

For more information: 540-967-0401

Monday Mention

Lake Monticello Rescue Squad

The Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. is a not for profit 501(c)3 corporation that provides emergency services to the Lake Monticello area and Fluvanna County. It consists of three operational units, Fire, Rescue, and Water Rescue as well as one support unit, the Auxiliary.
The purposes for which the corporation is formed are to engage in fire suppression, to provide rescue services, including water rescue, and such other public emergency services as may be determined pursuant to the Bylaws of the Corporation to the citizens of Fluvanna county and to enter into agreements of mutual assistance with similar public emergency service organizations for the provisions of such services within Fluvanna County and surrounding areas.
Divisions of the Corporation

Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire and Rescue Inc. is an umbrella corporation which oversees and performs the official business of the four (4) primary divisions of the organization. Each of these divisions provides a different service to our community. All Organization-wide decisions are made through the Board of Directors (BOD).

For more information: https://www.lmvfr.org/

Medical Transport Now Hiring

Opportunities available for Clinical and Non-clinical positions with Medial Transport.

Also hiring Operations Supervisor for Woodbridge and Virginia Beach and EMT’s of all levels for all locations.

Positions: Full-time, Part-time and Flexible Positions.

Offering an exceptional and competitive benefits package along with various discounts and work perks.

For more information and to apply: click HERE

Monday Mention

The Greene Country Rescue Squad (GCRS) is a volunteer organization that is dedicated to serving the county of Greene and surrounding communities. We are a volunteer organization striving for the highest level of emergency care offered to the citizens of Greene County as well as providing basic and advanced life support to all citizens. We respond to 911 calls 24/7, 365 days a year. To us, it doesn't matter what the weather is outside, or what holiday it is, we will do our best to respond to those who need us. We are trained to provide the best patient care possible and that's our goal.
For more information, their number is 434-985-7214 and their website is: http://www.greenecountyva.gov/county-services/rescue-squad