Teton County Wyoming

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS

  

 Jackson Hole Fire/EMS

Presents
Tim Phalen
12-Lead ECGs Course
May 17th 2017 from 8:30 - 5:00 p.m.

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Our Mission

The mission of Jackson Hole Fire/EMS is the protection of life and property from the adverse effects of fires, medical emergencies and exposures to man-made and/or natural dangerous conditions.

All members, resources and activities are dedicated to providing excellence in fire suppression, emergency medical care, hazard abatement, committed training, aggressive code enforcement and effective public education.

Our Vision .....

 

Hands Only CPR

   Learn to save a life in 60 seconds!

That's all the time you need to learn the lifesaving technique of Hands-Only CPR. 

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS is presenting this free, non-certification instruction online and at community events around Teton County to teach people how to perform Hands-Only CPR on teen and adult cardiac arrest victims while they wait for first responders to arrive.

We invite you to watch the videos below and read our mission statement about our Hands-Only CPR initiative

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Hands-Only CPR Video

AED Instructional Video

 

Mission Statement

Over 1,000 people a day suffer cardiac arrest in the U.S. Of these cardiac arrests, 88 percent occur at home and, tragically, bystander CPR is attempted in less than 32 percent of the cases. In a sudden cardiac arrest, survivability drops 10 percent for every minute CPR is delayed, which means, without bystander CPR prior to the arrival of paramedics, there is little chance of reviving the victim.

It’s not that people are unwilling to help during an emergency but, in the case of a cardiac arrest, they often feel helpless. Bystanders fear lawsuits from trying to step in and assist; worry about infection from performing mouth-to-mouth, or don’t want to risk “hurting” a patient in cardiac arrest by performing chest compressions. Recognizing this, the American Heart Association (AHA) modified its guidelines in 2008, removing mouth-to-mouth from the treatment protocol in favor of continuous hands-only chest compressions (to the beat of the Bee Gee’s classic “Stayin’ Alive”) for community responders and reminded citizens of the Good Samaritan laws that protect them.

Building on this momentum—and thanks to a generous grant from the Breakfast Rotary Club—Jackson Hole Fire/EMS has exciting plans to educate our community about the life-saving technique of Hands-Only CPR. The technique involves two simple steps: call 9-1-1, and push hard and fast at the center of the chest, at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute.

Our goal is to increase the number of people in our community who are prepared and willing to provide CPR in the event that someone experiences a cardiac arrest in their presence.  This simple action means that Jackson Hole Fire/EMS paramedics will arrive to find bystander CPR in progress and a patient with well-oxygenated blood in their heart and brain, and much more apt to respond to advanced life support interventions. International research—and our own local experience—have demonstrated that early bystander CPR is critical to a victim’s survival. In order for our EMS system to give people their best chance for a return to a full and active life, we need our community’s help.

Our hope is that one day—whether under the antler arch, at the supermarket or beside the rushing majesty of the Snake River—no resident or tourist in Teton County will collapse in sudden cardiac arrest without a bystander rushing to them and giving them a fighting chance at survival by first calling 911, then performing hands-only CPR prior to the arrival of Jackson Hole Fire/EMS. Help us make this dream a reality! 

Get Certified!
Hands-Only CPR is great introduction to becoming a lay responder for a teenager or adult in cardiac arrest, but we recommended getting officially certified by an organization such as the American Heart Association (AHA) or the Red Cross to learn basic first aid; how to treat infants and pediatric patients in cardiac arrest and relieve foreign-body airway obstructions (choking).

Below is a list of courses offered to expand your skill set and save more lives!  

 

First Aid

This course covers first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills.

CPR AED 
The skills learned in this course will help you recognize cardiac arrest, get emergency care on the way quickly, and help a person until EMS arrives.

First Aid CPR AED
This course is designed to prepare you to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

American Heart Association

American Red Cross




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Phone: (307) 733-4732
Fax: (307) 739-9856

Fire Administration Offices
40 East Pearl Avenue/ P.O. Box 901
Administration Office is open 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday