Monday, March 18, 2013
The ambulance district is providing a method to get rid of unused and unwanted prescription drugs safely.
The North Jefferson County Ambulance District (NJCAD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has set a drug take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. The program is designed to provide an opportunity for the public to prevent pill abuse by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Residents are urged to bring medications for disposal to the North Jefferson County Ambulance District office at 2820 Horrell Lane, High Ridge. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. As of last fall, Americans turned in 2,039,741 pounds—1,020 tons—of prescription drugs nationwide since 2010, according to information from the NJCAD, adding that the drug take-back initiative …
Friday, January 13, 2012
A $160,251 grant will be used to purchase cardiac monitors and a power stretcher
North Jefferson County Ambulance District (NJCAD) has received a $160,251 Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) to pay for new state-of-the-art lifesaving equipment, according to a news release from the district. NJCAD Interim Chief Jamie Guinn says the additional equipment will allow the district to provide a higher level of advanced medical care to patients. The grant will allow the district to purchase four cardiac monitors that are capable of performing a variety of tasks, including capnography, external cardiac pacing, hands-free electrical defibrillation, blood pressure monitoring and 12-lead electrocardiograms. In addition, the district will purchase a power stretcher that will alleviate much of the manual lifting required by …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
After gathering at Six Flags Over Mid-America, local rescue technicians make 7-hour trip to Joplin.
Local firefighters, paramedics and rescue technicians gathered at Six Flag Over Mid-America Monday night to make the long trek to Joplin to assist in search and rescue operations in the tornado ravaged city. "It was a seven-hour trip because of a detour around an accident on I-44 and a stop for fuel," said Lou Hecht, assistant chief of the Fenton Fire Department. "They finally arrived at 2 a.m." Hecht said the teams then were mobilized at 6 a.m. to begin their search of the rubble strewn neighborhoods in Joplin. "They are going house to house to see if anyone there needs to be rescued of if they are deceased," Hecht said."They are specially trained in search efforts like this." Hecht said the Fenton Fire Departent sent three rescue …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
John Winkelman and Gary Davis win race for two seats on the Jefferson College Board of Trustees.
Sherri Talbott and Retta "Susan" Tuggle were returned to their seats on the Northwest R-1 Board of Education Tuesday. They will be joined by former board member Nelson O. Weber. The trio easilty outpaced the other three candidates in the race. Other results in Jefferson County, where 100 percent of the vote has been counted include: Elections returns in St. Louis County have been delayed. All results should be available by 11 p.m. The vote for the Jefferson County races follow: Northwest R-1 School District Board of Education Three to be elected High Ridge Fire Protection District One to be elected Saline Valley Fire Protection District One to be elected North Jefferson County Ambulance District Two to be elected Community College …
Friday, March 4, 2011
North Jefferson County ambulance board also establishes guidelines for transport fee write offs.
The board of directors of the North Jefferson County Ambulance District (NJCAD) approved a plan Monday to solicit bids for new high-tech powered stretchers. Stryker EMS battery-powered hydraulic stretchers are estimated to cost about $13,000 each, or a total of about $52,000 for four stretchers. An additional $10,000 is proposed to cover a five-year maintenance and repair agreement. However, the board agreed to seek bids from other firms in addition to Stryker that carry the equipment. NJCAD Chief John M. Scullin said the reason for the proposed purchase is to relieve the strain on paramedics who often must transport heavy and overweight patients. "When a stretcher is on the ground and you have to squat to pick it up, there's just a whole …
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Students receive hands-on instruction in CPR and first aid.
The North Jefferson County Ambulance District (NJCAD) last week hosted a group of home-schooled students and their parents from Jefferson County MO (JCMO) Home during a field trip to the district's headquarters at 2820 Horell Lane, High Ridge. The field trip allowed paramedics to provide students and parents with education and demonstrations on CPR and first aid. There was a tour of the NJCAD facilty as well as a question and answer session for the more than 40 Kindergarten through 8th grade students and parents who attended. The JCMO Home field trip group was formed in 2009 and consists of home schooling families who reside in Jefferson County and surrounding areas. JCMO offers monthly field trips. Throughout the year NJCAD provides a …
Friday, January 14, 2011
The district worked with Food for Less to collect food for St. Anthony's Food Pantry.
The North Jefferson County Ambulance District (NJCAD) collected nine large boxes of food that were donated to the St. Anthony's Food Pantry in High Ridge to help those in need, especially during the holiday season. Lt. Stacy Limberg, of NJCAD, said a large amount of the donations came from Food for Less, which donated money to purchase food in exchange for the opportunity to wear jeans to work. Limberg said Food for Less management indicated overwhelming support for the food drive. “We could not have done as well as we did without their help," Limberg said. "It’s great to work with our community to help others. ”
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The North Jefferson County Ambulance District will use its training area as a temporary safe haven from the bitter cold
The North Jefferson County Ambulance District (NJCAD), 2820 High Ridge Blvd., High Ridge, is making its facilities available as a temporary warming shelter for as many as 12 people during the bitterly cold stretch of weather. Starting at 8 a.m. the district's training facuility will be used as a temporary safe haven from the frigid temperatures. The NJCAD will provide cots for resting and will assist residents in contacting family members and following the proper channels for receiving aid in their time of need. Assistant Chief Jamie Guinn also makes the fololowing suggestions to prepare for the bitter cold: Check daily on elderly friends, relatives and neighbors who live alone. The elderly and very young should stay indoors as much as …
Friday, December 10, 2010
The donations are part of a North Jefferson County Ambulance District community program.
Life-saving equipment and instruction are at the heart of donations recently made by the the North Jefferson County Ambulance District in High Ridge. The district provided cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) equipment and first aid training to the Children's Learning Center in High Ridge. "There is a great need nationwide to educate communities in lifesaving techniques and skills to increase the chance of a life being saved", said Assistant Chief Jamie Guinn, "Effective CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim's chance of survival." If more people had CPR training, the number of individuals who die from sudden cardiac arrest could be dramatically reduced, Guinn said. NJCAD nstructors are available…