Hatzlah of Passaic / Clifton EMS Attends Pediatric Spinal Immobilization Class
On Wednesday, June 10, 2009, Bais Torah U’Tefilah once again provided the location for a very important and informative class on Pediatric Spinal Immobilization. Unlike a regular municipal EMS system, a large percentage of calls that Hatzolah responds to is for pediatric patients. Many of those calls involve falls and immobilization. Dr. Michael Rosen, Director of Pediatrics at Newark’s Beth Israel Hospital and Hatzolah’s Medical Director, gave the class.
Second Annual Passaic – Clifton Community Wide Health and Safety Fair – June 7, 2009
On Sunday, June 7, 2009, Hatzolah of Passaic/Clifton EMS and the Bikur Cholim of Passaic-Clifton once again hosted a Health and Safety Fair for the community. Crowd estimates ranged from 1500-2000 attendees. Attendees were able to browse more than 30 booths relating to their personal health and safety. Many health screenings were provided free of charge, such as vision, glucose, dental, scoliosis, blood pressure and more. There were even booths dealing with computer/internet safety! Children received balloons and everyone was able to enjoy free healthy snacks- bottled water, fresh fruit and hot popcorn. For a full report and photos, click here.
Hatzolah of Passaic / Clifton EMS attends full day EVOC Course
On Sunday May 3rd, all the members of Hatzolah of Passaic/Clifton EMS completed an Emergency Vehicle Operators Course. This training course, offered and mandated by our insurance company, provided our members with valuable guidelines, rules, and procedures in how to safely operate vehicles in emergency mode, when responding to calls for help. The lessons learned will be applied by the members, both when responding in their private vehicles as well as with the ambulances. The classroom lecture portion was followed by hands-on driving of the ambulances through multiple maneuvers. Everyone came away with valuable lessons, tools and knowledge that will help us better serve our community safely.
Hatzolah would like to thank the following individuals for ensuring this course be as successful as it was:
- Mr. Robert L. Pardy – Course Instructor
- Rabbi Heshie Hirth – For allowing us to use the YKP Preschool for the classroom portion
- Mr. Betzalel Wagner – For allowing us to use his parking lot for the driving portion
- Mr. Eli Klein (P-18)/Rainbow Appliances and Mr. Hymie Gluck/Bagel Munch – for providing Breakfast
- Mr. Teddy Cohen/Jerusalem Pizza- for providing Lunch