“Protecting History Since 1967”
FROM THE DESK OF MEDIC 172 – ST. MARY EMS
Are you prepared for a medical emergency?
If you are experiencing a medical emergency:
MINUTES MATTER — Please call 9-1-1
Our crews are prepared to begin lifesaving treatment and will be in contact with the Emergency Room for you. Do not drive to the ambulance, fire house, or the hospital. If you are experiencing symptoms while driving, please do not continue to drive; please pull your car over and call for help.
If you find yourself at the firehouse, there are doorbells at the front and rear entrances for you to ring to alert members you are there. However, the ambulance my not be in the station, so please also call 9-1-1.
Once you activate 9-1-1, Remain Calm, the Dispatchers will give you instructions over the phone on what to do until help arrives.
Below is a brief description of Stroke and Heart Attack symptoms. This is not a complete list. For a complete list please contact your doctor, St. Mary Medical Center or the American Heart Association.
Warning signs of a STROKE
Time to call 9-1-1
Warning signs of a Heart Attack
Chest pain or pressure which lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back
Shortness of breath
Body discomfort: Arm pain or jaw pain
Nausea or vomiting
Upper Makefield Fire Company will hold their annual Fire Prevention Open House on Friday October 10, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm at the Firehouse located at 1221 Taylorsville Road in Washington Crossing. There will be a scavenger hunt for the children with winners getting Gift Cards. There will be static displays of all Upper Makefield Fire Apparatus along with an Upper Makefield Police Car, The St. Mary Ambulance and a Ladder Truck from New Hope Eagle Fire Company. There with also be a static display of a Auto Rescue Scene. Any questions either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the firehouse at 215-493-5200Read More
On Wednesday September 24th, 2014 UMFC Firefighters assisted the Council Rock Teachers at Sol Feinstone Elementary School with their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. While the Firefighters enjoyed squirting water on the teachers and the children really enjoyed watching the teachers get soaked the real winners where the Teachers for raising a lot of money for ALS research.
UMFC is proud to announce that 3 members have graduated from the Bucks County Public Safety Training Center with a National Certification in Firefighter 1. Graduation was held on Wednesday August 6th, 2014 at the Bucks County Community College. Firefighter Paul Ahearn completed the summer class which took place for 5 weeks straight, Monday thru Friday 8 hours a day. Firefighter Maxx Frysinger & Second Generation Firefighter Jimmy Dollings completed the Saturday class which started in January and finished up last week. Both classes were just over 200 hours of classroom time.