Marion Co. EMS Newsletter
Punxsutawney Phil see’s his shadow, Predicts six more weeks
of winter. So bundle up, keep your hats and gloves handy and be ready for the
Speaking of SHADOWS, Susan Watkins reports that Valarie
Klassen has been Job Shadowing her in the EMS related field. I had the chance to meet this young lady this
week and she seems excited about her future, and was enjoying her day with
Sue. Good luck to her in her
Last week I spent some time over in Hillsboro taking call
and had a chance to go on an ambulance call with Kevin Marler. He is a very skilled EMT and does a great job
with patient care. It was great working with him. Thank You Kevin for your
dedication to Marion Co. EMS and the community.
Nathan Cyr who is currently doing a work study program
through Marion High School has cleaned and organized all the CPR manikins at
the Marion Station. Luckily after all that he still wants to pursue the EMS
Marion Tiger Cubs (1st Graders) came to the
Marion Ambulance station for a tour of the ambulances and enjoyed being Junior EMS cubs for the hour. I didn’t
realize that little kids especially little boys had so many questions and energy. These Tigers learned about the importance of
knowing personal information such as their address, last name, and parent’s
names other than MOM and DAD. We also
went over the importance of only calling 911 for emergencies. These young boys
got to tour the ambulance, learned about AED’s and they recognized seeing these
devices in their elementary school gyms. They even got a short story about the
candy LIFESAVORS! I still believe that
the best part was the lights and sirens!!!
With wet weather and country roads it seems almost
impossible to keep our ambulances clean day to day. So let’s all do what we can
to help out. After each call, please
tidy up and take out personal trash and remind your maintenance personnel if
something is needed, or something needs repaired. Remember our ambulances
should be SAFE, CLEAN, ORGANIZED and MAINTAINED in good working order and
according to applicable expiration dates.
So six more weeks until good weather Punxsutawney Phil says,
it will be here before we know it. Keep up all the great work and know that it
is a pleasure to have great people working for Marion Co. EMS.
Marion County EMS SPOT LIGHT OF THE MONTH GOES TO:
Eric is an EMT-B and an AEMT Student. He has been working
for Marion EMS since 2006. Although, has been doing EMS for 20 plus years. Eric
lives in Florence with his wife Barbara. They have two children one boy and one
girl. Eric works days at Wrights Auto
Sales and Service in Hillsboro, West view Manor in Peabody and is still a
current member of the United States National Guard. Eric puts in many hours on
the Florence Crew, and fills in for Hillsboro and Marion’s crews when
needed. THIS MAN IS A HARD WORKER
because, when I asked him what he likes to do on his OFF time; his response was
“WHAT TIME OFF??” Eric did say that when
he does find a few extra hours he likes to go fishing, work on his own things
that need fixed, or just take a nap. He
said that his dream car would be an 82 Camaro with a modified 383 engine.
Eric, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU DO!
February Reminders: GUYS and GALS don’t forget that February 14th
is Valentine’s Day!!!
Happy Birthday to the following:
Michael Wadkins 2-3
Melissa Arndt 2-5
Brian Whiteside 2-6
Ralp Leddy 2-10
Larry Cushenbery 2-15
Susan Wadkins 2-15
Shawn Wunderlick 2-20
Gene Schmill 2-27
Kevin Marler 2-28
DID YOU KNOW?? People born in February:
These people love to be in active jobs and careers. They seek jobs that require
fast reaction, such as firefighting, ambulance
work, or perhaps a career as a physician. They may not do well in daily
routine and redundant jobs because they prefer constant change and transition.