Marion Co. EMS APRIL NEWS LETTER
APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY
Today Jamie Shirley
(Marion Co. EMS Office Manager) played a trick on her youngest daughter. This started me questioning when and where did
this fun tradition start.
April Fools’ Day,
sometimes called ALL FOOLS’ DAY, is one of
the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it
as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it
stems from the adoption of a new calendar.
The most common
theory about the earliest April Fools’
celebrations goes like this: In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull
decreeing a new standard calendar for Christian Europe that would take his name
and centuries later become the standard internationally in the 21st
Prior to the 15th
century, Europe’s nations and city states operated using the Julian calendar.
The Gregorian calendar moved the date of the New Year from April 1 to January
1, among other changes. Catholic monarchies were naturally its earliest
adopters, through Protestant nations later followed suit.
Given the nature of
the reform, both in terms of communicating such a fundamental change to a large
population and dealing with critics of the new calendar, and some Europeans
continued to celebrate the new year between March 25 and April 1. April fools were those who still celebrated the
holiday in the spring, and were the subject of pranks and ridicule by those who
observed the new year months ago.
some give credit to Pope Gregory XIII as the master of April
Fool’s Day, After seeing what Jamie did, I give full credit to Mrs.
would like to THANK all the Marion Co. Crew Chiefs for successfully getting the
EMS office a completed “new” schedule/ calendar by the required date.
Please WELCOME Nathaniel Burnham and Luke Steele
to Marion Co. EMS. Nathaniel did EMS training in Wichita, as Luke
received his training in the Army. Both are currently National and State
Certified EMT’s. WELCOME TO THE CREWS!
Rusty Moss instructed an EXRICATION CLASS March
28-29th for the new EMT Students as well as other EMT’s and Fire
Fighters. David Colburn from Marion Co. Record was present and was highly
impressed with the extrication process.
Marion Co. Record has a photo of Mason McCarty at work. Check out the article for more details.
BIG THANK YOU GOES TO ALL THE FIRE FIGHTERS AND RESCUE TEAMS OF MARION CO. Marion Co. FIRE & RESCUE do an amazing job!
the SPRING FLOWERS we are expecting STATE
INSPECTIONS at any time!!!!!! The inspectors in the past have wanted all the
ambulances to be brought here to the Marion Co. EMS office for inspection. If
this is the case, I will be notifying all crew captains to arrange someone to
bring the ambulances to Marion for inspection on that day. Several years past the inspectors went around
to each ambulance station. ALL stations should be clean and organized at all
times. This would be a great time to do some SPRING cleaning if your station is
due for one.
Marion Co EMS SPOT LIGHT GOES TO: JOANN KNAK!!!!!!!
JOANN KNAK is a paramedic with the
Hillsboro Crew. She started with Marion Co. EMS in 1972. JoAnn has instructed several
EMS classes throughout her EMS career. Many of her students give her credit for
their continued success in the EMS field. She has been the EMS Director, evolved
in many years of EMS activities, active in KEMTA & KEMSA, and is a coroner’s
assistant for Marion Co. She is the “GO TO” person for advice and leadership.
JoAnn has devoted many years and hours towards EMS.
YOU JOANN FOR ALL YOU DO FOR MARION CO. EMS.
Happy Birthday Wishes go to:
Ebaben, Jr. 4-12
Thank You to all the Marion Co. EMS
Volunteers for your hard work and dedication.