News

Here you will find all of the latest news from our department.

Warm EMS equipment for a warm patientThursday February 21st, 2019

Excessively cold temperatures add to a patient's physical discomfort. Learn how to keep patients warm during assessment.
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Make EMS Week a year round celebrationThursday February 14th, 2019

Instead of relegating celebration to a single week of May consider how to recognize the accomplishments of EMS all year long.
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10 Steps to start your own EMS podcastWednesday February 13th, 2019

Podcasting is a dynamic and emerging method to deliver Web-based content to EMS professionals. Lean how to spread your message in a fun and easy way
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What football can teach us about patient assessmentMonday January 28th, 2019

Patient assessment is a often a team effort that requires a plan, roles, and follow through
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Ask good assessment questions to get good answersTuesday January 15th, 2019

Remember that a patient can be your best source in acquiring clinical information. By asking good questions and getting good answers, you can start treatment more quickly than you otherwise would.
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6 lifesaving seat belt tips for EMTs and paramedicsSunday January 6th, 2019

Whether you're treating a minor cut or a MCI, there's no excuse for not using proper restraint while riding in an ambulance.
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1 simple question to increase audience participationWednesday December 5th, 2018

Tackling the difficult challenge of encouraging participation by asking this simple question and waiting for a response
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Cold weather response tips for EMSTuesday December 4th, 2018

While great for sports, cold and snow present risks to EMS folks. Take these extra precautions if responding in such conditions.
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Time for more free CPR ClassesFriday March 23rd, 2018

We're doing it again!
Time for some more FREE Community CPR Training!

We will be teaching the AHA Family & Friends CPR class.
This class will take place: {[Saturday April 7th, 11am-2pm]}

To sign up for a slot: please send an email with your full name and home address to Ktarro(at)YVFD8.org

Please sign up at least 1 week in advance to ensure we have enough equipment for you!

Anyone may sign up but preference is given to Prince William County residents. Limit 8 people per class

Checkout the flyer below for more information!
Please note this training is for education and you receive a participation card, not a certification. This helps us keep it free!

Share this post with anyone that could benefit from this training to help spread the word.

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Another successful free CPR class!Saturday March 3rd, 2018

Another successful free CPR class for the Prince William County community!
Everybody learned something great and we had an awesome representation of age groups yesterday. Thank you to everybody who came out and to those of you who helped spread the word both offline and on social media about this course.

We've also included a picture of members of our first class in-action.

Keep an eye on this page, more classes will be scheduled in the next few weeks!

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