Easton EMS invites community to open house

Easton Volunteer Emergency Medical Service extends an invitation to all residents and families to an open house on Saturday, May 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 448 Sport Hill Road, adjacent to the Easton Village Store.  

It’s an opportunity to meet emergency medical technicians and  emergency medical responders — your neighbors and friends who serve the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Bring your questions; perhaps you’d like to consider taking the EMT course and joining the crews. Volunteers will be happy to guide you through the process.

Children and adults are welcome to explore Easton’s headquarters and ambulances. The open house will feature the official State of Connecticut announcement that Easton has been designated as a HEARTSafe Community. This designation is the result of broad CPR training continually available to residents and public access to defibrillation through the strategic placement of automatic external defibrillators in public buildings.

Michele Connelly, Connecticut Department of Health HEARTSafe coordinator, will make a presentation during the open house.

Residents will be able to see a demonstration of Easton EMS’ Lucas Chest Compression Systems that were purchased through the generosity of donors to Easton EMS during the 2015 fund-raising campaign. These devices are designed to improve the outcomes of victims of sudden cardiac arrest and improve operations for medical responders.

Easton EMS will be offering “Hands on CPR” and AED training  throughout the open house.  All ages are welcome. This session will take less than a half hour. EMS urges all residents to attend a session and learn how to save a life.

Light refreshments will be served.  For information, call Easton Volunteer EMS at 203-452-9595, eastonems.com.

The Easton Volunteer Emergency Medical Service is at 448 Sport Hill Road. — Alexandra kushnir photo

The Easton Volunteer Emergency Medical Service is at 448 Sport Hill Road. — Alexandra Kushnir photo

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