Friday, February 15, 2008

Flanders Fire/Rescue Kicks Off Its First Saturday Education Series

Flanders New Jersey Fire Company and Rescue Squad
FLANDERS, NEW JERSEY – The Flanders Fire Company and Rescue Squad this year is teaming up with some of the area’s leading experts in emergency medical services to present its first Saturday CEU Series.

The series of Saturday morning EMS workshops is presented in conjunction with Atlantic Training Center, a part of Atlantic Health System. Topics range from pediatric care to working with Atlantic’s aeromedical helicopter, Air One.

“We are thrilled that the Atlantic Training Center has agreed to provide the latest in EMS education to emergency caregivers in Flanders and elsewhere in Northwestern New Jersey,” said Heather Detoro, captain of Flanders Fire/Rescue’s EMS Division. “Morristown Memorial Hospital, part of the Atlantic Health System, has long been a source of quality care and top-notch education. We’re pleased to partner with Atlantic to bring that expertise to Flanders.”

The first workshop is on Scene Safety for EMS Providers, presented by members of the Mount Olive Police Department. The class will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Flanders Firehouse, 27 Main Street, Flanders. The class is worth three CEUs for emergency medical technicians. Led by Police Officer Russell Hatzel, instructors will discuss practices that make responding and operating at a scene safer and discuss ways EMS personnel can better interface with police.

Other classes, taught by instructors from the Atlantic Training Center, include:

  • March 29: Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers

  • April 26: Asthma Care

  • June 28: Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator II

  • July 26: A visit with Air One

  • August 30: Stroke Awareness

  • September 27: Geriatric Education for EMS Providers (GEMS)

  • October 25: Diabetes

  • November 29: Patient Communications

  • December 27: Respiratory Emergencies

Saturday CEU topics may change.

In addition to the Saturday CEU series, the Atlantic Training Center and Flanders Fire/Rescue will conduct an emergency medical technician class starting April 21 and running through June.

All sessions begin at 8:30 am at the Flanders Firehouse. While a few workshops run all day, most end between 11 am and noon. Classes are open to all EMS, fire service and police personnel. More information is available by calling Flanders Fire/Rescue at (973) 584-7805 or by calling the Atlantic Training Center at (908) 522-5395. Registration is through Atlantic Health and the State of New Jersey LMS system.


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