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The Lebanon County Ambulance Association is a fraternal organization that provides a collaborative forum among the Emergency Medical Service organizations in Lebanon County that fosters communication between member units and field providers, offers educational opportunities, a forum for open discussion of the issues that impact the delivery of prehospital patient care, a focus on the health and well being of our member organizations and proactively addresses issues of mutual concern.
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EMS WEEK PROCLAMATION
On 15 May 2014, the Lebanon County Commissioners presented to President Backenstoes, a proclamation declaring EMS Week 2014 being May 18th to May 24th, at the comissioner's meeting. Also in attendance to accept the proclamination on behalf of all of the gallant men and women who provide patient care in Lebanon County were Jim Rittle from Myerstown First Aid Unit, Bryan Smith from First Aid and Safety Patrol, and Barbara Chambers our Secretary.
Our September meeting will be held at First Aid & Safety Patrol at 254 South 11th Street in Lebanon on 10 September 2014. The con/ed will be presented by Tony Deavan and the topic will be EMSVO in nature. The con/ed will begin at 1900 with the business meeting to follow at 2000.
EMS WEEK 2014:
A good turnout. Most of the county's units were on hand to meet and greet our public, our fellow providers and those intrested in beginning a career in EMS. We were live on the air with Bob Waters on WTPA radio, 92.1 FM and Joann from WWSM 1510 AM. We also received coverage from the Lebanon Daily News.
We offer a special thank you to Bob Waters and Joann our radio hosts and our partners, the EHSF, the Good Samaritan Health System, Ralph Watts of Comics and Paperback's Plus, Palmyra, PA, the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the Wenger Foundation. the Lebanon Valley Mall and Texas Roadhouse in Palmyra for their support of our EMS Week program. Photos from the event are on our Facebook page. Special thanks to David and Morgan Heim and Samantha and Emma Heisey for their special assist to the Nittany Lion.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTATION
On 14 May, 2014, at the monthly meeting of the Lebanon County Ambulance Association, the seventh lifetime Achievement Award was presented to David Kirchner, who has offered many years years of service to the citizens of Pennsylvania and to the EMS system in Lebanon County. Dave has served in numerous roles over the years and continues to serve as a the President of the Myerstown First Aid Unit and as an instructor for the Myerstown CTC. He was and continues to be a close friend to our EMS services and providers here in Lebanon County and is a vital cog in our EMS Week program. Congratulations Dave.
DISTINGUISHED PROVIDER AWARD
The Emergency Health Services Federation and the Lebanon County Ambulance Association are proud to announce that the following individual has been presented the Distinguished Provider Award:
Dave Kirchner for his lengthy and meritorious service to the citizens of Lebanon County.
PA DOH Bureau of EMS (PBEMS), the Emergency Health Services Federation (EHSF)(Project Manager) & VFIS partnered to address the intent of the PA EMS Systems Act with regard to continuing education requirements for operating a licensed ground EMS vehicle and to enhance EMS organization operations and safety by providing a driver education program kit to each of the approximately 1,600 EMS and QRS agencies.
The driver education kit includes videos, powerpoint presentations, additional resources and a driving component consisting of a competency course, over the road evaluation and emergency and non-emergency driving.
These kits are available to all EMS agencies within the Emergency Health Services Federation. There is one kit available for each agency. Each agency must attend a mandatory training session in order to receive their training kit. Lebanon County classes will be held at Bellegrove on 22 September and Schaefferstown on 1 October 2014. Both classes will begin at 1900.
If you need to schedule training, use the contact button to make us aware of your needs.
The Emergency Health Services Federation and contractor, Cocciardi and Associates, Inc., will be holding a Respiratory Protection Program Administrator training sessions for individuals who may be assigned this responsibility at the Service Level.
We ask that each squad initially limit attendance to 2 individuals, to ensure adequate coverage for the program across the federation. An organizationís safety and health officer or training officer would be ideal for this assignment.
Please contact Michelle Auman of Cocciardi & Associates at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 717-766-4500 to schedule your company. The Lebanon class will be held at First Aid and Safety Patrol, at the 11th Street station, on Wednesday 17 September 2014 from 1900 till 2100.
The fall EMT class began 8 September 2014, at the Lebanon Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College. Please feel free to stop by and say hello to Dale, his staff and our students.