Friday, March 27, 2015

March, 2015

Marion Co. EMS Newsletter

As March arrives so does Spring time, however in Kansas you don’t know from one day to the next if it’s going to be SPRING or if its’ going to be WINTER still.  So don’t put away your EMS coats quite yet.  Daffodils are starting to show their green so SPRING is coming, I am sure of it.   I have high hopes with the renewal of green grass and flowers we will have a great SPRING for Marion Co. EMS.  The EMS Advisory Council is continuing to meet once a month and moving forward.  I believe we have a great Advisory team and together we will accomplish many goals.  

With Daylight Saving Time this will give us all a little more time to enjoy some activities. So don’t forget about the following important dates:

March 9th- Goessel Crew Meeting 7:00pm

Mach 12th- Marion Co. EMS Advisory Council meeting 6:30pm

March 16th- Saint Patrick’s Day (Don’t forget your green).

Mach 16th- Tampa Crew Meeting 7:00pm

March 18th-22nd- SCAFFA (Topeka, KS)

March 21st- Marion Co. Health Fair (Hillsboro Elementary School) 9:P00am-1:00pm

March 23rd- Florence and Hillsboro Crew Meeting 7:00pm

March 27th, 28th & 29th- KEMTA (Hutchinson, KS)

March 28th & 29th –County Wide Extrication Class.  Hillsboro 8:00am-5:00pm both days. ( Contact Rusty Moss for additional information).

March Birthdays

Kelly Cook 3-6

Lester Kaiser 3-13

Karen Larsen 3-18

March Wiebe 3-25

Sandra Miller 3-25

Rusty Moss 3-27

With SPRING here and summer right around the corner, IT’s time to think about getting healthy.

    Go With H2O

What is the substance that contains no calories, makes up 60 percent of our

body weight and is practically free? The answer is WATER. Two thirds of

our bodies are composed of water, making it the body’s most vital nutrient.

Many people underestimate their need for water. It is recommended that we

drink 8 to 10 glasses per day. Why is water so valuable?

• Helps your body digest food and absorb nutrients

• Keeps your body working properly

• Carries away bodily waste

• Cools the body through perspiration

But I don’t like the taste, you may say? Become the master of disguise

and mix lemon or lime slices in your water cup. Perhaps a splash of fruit juice

to liven the taste. Inspire yourself and your children by using a favorite water

bottle. Try making water a drink option at mealtime or snacks. Offer children

water when they want to snack just before a scheduled meal. Often we think we

are hungry when we are really thirsty!

Marion Co. EMS Spot Light

Goes TO: Frances Mueller

Frances started with Marion CO. EMS 27 years ago (1988). Frances is an experienced EMT for the Tampa Crew.  I had the pleasure of speaking with the Tampa Senior Center and they all said that Frances had a heart of gold. Frances usually takes 500 plus hours for Tampa monthly so she is very dedicated at her EMS job.  Frances attends crew meetings and is always energetic about attending continuing education classes to keep her skills updated.

Frances Mueller, THANK YOU for your dedication and devotion to Marion Co. EMS.  People like you are what make Marion Co. EMS a great team.