Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Breathing Emergency at Flanders Firehouse

EMS Division of Flanders Fire and Rescue
FLANDERS, NEW JERSEY – With incidents of asthma and other respiratory difficulties increasing, calls for help by people having difficulty breathing are becoming more common for emergency medical personnel. The latest information on shortness-of-breath emergencies, especially those caused by asthma, will be the topic of a class at 8:30am April 26th at the Flanders Firehouse, 27 Main Street in Flanders, New Jersey in Morris County.

Sponsored by the Flanders Fire Company and Rescue Squad and presented by the Atlantic Training Center, the 3½-hour class will teach emergency responders the latest information and treatment protocols for treating asthma and other respiratory patients. Those attending the class earn three CEU credits.

“More than 20 million people in the United States suffer from asthma,” said Heather Detoro, captain of the EMS Division of Flanders Fire and Rescue. “Of those, 9 million are children. Few things are more terrifying than being unable to breath. It’s imperative that emergency personnel be ready to react appropriately to shortness-of-breath calls, and this class will help.”

The class runs from 8:30am to noon at the Flanders Firehouse, 27 Main Street, Flanders, New Jersey. It is open to all EMS, fire service and police personnel.

Additional information is available by calling Flanders Fire and Rescue at (973) 584-7805 or by calling the Atlantic Training Center at (908) 522-5395. Registration is through Atlantic Health Care Systems and the State of New Jersey LMS system.

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