February 27, 2013

Dear Friends,

The cost of rescue increases every year. With new technology, changing protocols, and trends in treatment, the Little Meadows Rescue Squad constantly adapts to the shifting pre-hospital atmosphere while we continue to provide the highest quality of service with the best possible outcome.

The one thing that remains the same is the dedication of our volunteer members...your friends and neighbors.

The 2013 LMRS Subscription drive starts soon. Your choice of paid subscription protects your family members and guests. Your additional donations helps maintain and upgrade equipment and provides important training.

Thank you for your generosity.

February 27, 2013

2013 Monthly Safety Tips

January - Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program - www.YellowDot.pa.gov

Check out this new program created to assist citizens in the "golden hour" of emergency care following a traffic accident. Placing a yellow dot decal in your vehicle's rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need. Program packets can be obtained from the PA DOT, the Office of Health & Aging, your local senior citizens organization, or on-line at www.YellowDot.pa.gov

February - American Heart Month - http://www.cdc.gov/Features/HeartMonth/

According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the USA each year梩hat抯 1 out of every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Are you familiar with the symptoms of a heart attack?

  • Pain, pressure, squeezing, burning or heaviness in the chest
  • Pain spreading to the shoulder, arms, neck or jaw
  • Especially together with: Nausea, vomiting, or feeling "sick to your stomach" Sweating

If you think that you or someone you know is having a heart attack, call 9𢴏 immediately.

January 26, 2013

LMRS Banquet

Select awards were given to the following squad members.

Ruth Chase

Ruth has served for over 26 years in various posts. An EMT who has also served as President, Vice President, Chief, and secretary. Ruth will not be renewing her certificate as an EMT. We are all most grateful for her time and efforts of serving this community of Little Meadows. She surely will be missed.

Alan Chase

Alan received an award for over twenty years of service to our squad. He continues to participate and is devoted to helping wherever he can.

Jim Maus

Jim also received an award for over twenty years of devoted service. He continues to serve and participate and helps wherever there is a need.

Elton Winskie

Elton's award is also for over twenty years of devoted service. He continues to participate in meetings and devoted his services to being our treasurer. We all thank him and have appreciated his services for such a long time.

Terry Phillips

Terry Phillips also received an award for 25 years of service. He continues to participate in out meetings and always has valuable input.