Ambulance Open for Tours at National Night Out
People could check out the back of an ambulance under calm circumstances.
Visitors to National Night Out could tour the inside of an ambulance, with Jefferson Rescue Squad Chief Kathy Jacoby on hand to answer questions. Jacoby explained to Patch that a patient normally rides backwards in the ambulance, and any relative or friend traveling with the patient rides in the front seat next to the driver. Other rescue squad members ride in the back with the patient.
She also said that one of the newest things that a properly trained squad member can now do by law is administer an epi-pen, which is a container of epinephrine given to patients in anaphylactic shock. “The person doing the administration must be trained, but it’s a very good new thing we are allowed to do because it can save lives,” she said.
Welcome to a new feature here at Jefferson Patch—“A Picture and a Paragraph.” It’s exactly what it sounds like, really. Each day we post a picture, and write a short paragraph about it. Maybe it will be a photo of an event that already happened, or something that didn’t make a past photo gallery. Maybe it will be something that we see that catches our eye. In any event, it will be something fun for you to look at.
We’d like to invite you to submit your pictures for “A Picture and a Paragraph” as well. You can send the photo to me, email@example.com. You can write your own paragraph, or just give us a quick description and we’ll write the paragraph. It’s up to you. Have fun choosing your photos! (But remember, Patch is a family-friendly publication!)