On this Saturday morning Rehab 13 and U1386 responded to Burlington County at Station 439 the headquarters of the Tabernacle Rescue Squad to assist with the on hands portion of EMT training. Rehab 13 personnel handled preparing breakfast and lunch the EMT students and staff along with the “patients”involved in the exercise.
Rehab 13 provided the following: (57) bottles of MVP, (24) bottles of water, (5) pots of coffee (regular and decaf), Hot chocolate, tea, (32) 100% beef hot dogs, (28) cheeseburgers, (28) chicken sandwiches, (28) breakfast sandwiches, (62) packages of cookies, salted nuts, and pretzels, and (2) folding tables. Rehab 13 operated from 0645 hrs. until 1445 hrs. today.
Inside the classroom Chief T. Kraft presented a Powerpoint presentation on Emergency Scene Rehab to the entire class and also demonstrated the “Kore Cooler” chairs carried by or unit for active cooling of personnel during a warm weather event to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke during an incident.
EMT training also includes a simulated motor vehicle crash, an active shooter exercise, etc. Due to the weather the EMS helicopter did not attend due to the low ceiling this afternoon.
Our thanks to the EMT Instructors and Tabernacle EMS for inviting us to participate again in this important part of the EMS training for our areas of coverage.
Hopefully, by the next training cycle I will be able to attend as I recover from my CVA in January of this year. I am making progress though, when I was released to home in early February I could not type. Progress has been made. (L.E. Colacicco, Former Chief Rehab 13)
Photos by T. Kraft, Chief of Rehab 13.