Sunday, April 26, 2015
     

Marion Co. EMS APRIL NEWS LETTER

    APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS

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 century.

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.

However 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. Shirley.

I 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.  

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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!

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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.

A BIG THANK YOU GOES TO ALL THE FIRE FIGHTERS AND RESCUE TEAMS OF MARION CO.    Marion Co. FIRE & RESCUE do an amazing job!

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Along with 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.

THANK YOU JOANN FOR ALL YOU DO FOR MARION CO. EMS. 

Happy Birthday Wishes go to:

Andre Ebaben, Jr. 4-12

Nathan Brunner 4-21

Terry Scott 4-24

Thank You to all the Marion Co. EMS Volunteers for your hard work and dedication. 

Happy Spring!!!!!!!!