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Wine & Design

Member at Large Barbara Wible, May 22

Wine and Design at Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad. Friday, May 22 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Cost is $45.00 per person. Sign up on Wine and Design website. Light refreshments will be served. BYOB.
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What is a Concussion?

Engineer Greg Whitman, May 20

Only recently have we begun to understand what occurs to the brain during a concussion. In the past, people used the analogy that a concussion was a “bruise to the brain.” It is actually a very complex physiologic event. Common sports injuries such as torn ligaments and broken bones are structural injuries that can be seen on x-rays or felt during an examination. A concussion, however, affects how ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Be Safe When Grilling!

Engineer Greg Whitman, May 19

We know that the conclusion of EMS Week is Memorial Day, and what better way to celebrate than enjoying fresh hamburgers and hot dogs right off the grill? Make sure to follow these tips so that your celebration does not include a visit to your local Emergency Room!

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

Engineer Greg Whitman, May 18

Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke is the first step to ensuring medical help is received immediately. For each minute a stroke goes untreated and blood flow to the brain continues to be blocked, a person loses about 1.9 million neurons. This could mean that a person’s speech, movement, memory, and so much more can be affected.

Learn as many stroke symptoms as possible so you can recognize ... (Full Story & Photos)

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National EMS Week is May 17-23

Engineer Greg Whitman, May 17

In 1973, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS, its practitioners and the important work they do in responding to medical emergencies. Back then, EMS was a fledgling profession and EMS practitioners were only beginning to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net.

A lot has changed over the last four decades. EMS is now firmly ... (Full Story & Photos)

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