Friday, May 25, 2012
Second Alarmers Rescue Squad executive director Renee Bates discusses why it’s important to recognize EMS providers.
May 20 – 26 marks the nationwide observance of EMS Week. As described on the American College of Emergency Physicians website, during this week, communities around the country took the opportunity to recognize the individuals who, “provide the lifesaving services of medicine’s ‘front line.’” “We recognize the invaluable lifesaving work that is carried out through our communities by those who have been ‘called’ to serve,” Renee Bates, Second Alarmers Rescue Squad’s executive director, told Patch in a correspondence Speaking on this year’s EMS Week theme, “More than a Job, A Calling,” Bates described those in the Emergency Medical Services as highly dedicated individuals. “We do this job, because we love it,” Bates said. “We love the rush of…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Second Alarmers Rescue Squad wants to be the first carnival of the summer season for a number of reasons.
The Second Alarmers Rescue Squad (SARS) will hold its inaugural carnival event from May 8 – 12. The carnival will feature rides for all ages, carnival games, as well as food and live entertainment. Such family-friendly attractions include a merry-go-round to more thrilling "Gravitron," "Ring of Fire," and the "Cloud Buster." The carnival is also a valuable outreach event for the EMS organization. “Second Alarmers is hosting the first carnival of the summer season for a number of reasons,” Renee Bates, SARS' newly appointed executive director, said in an e-mail. “One of the most important is to educate the community about exactly what EMS is, and how we provide emergency service.” Bates said, amid the rides and attractions, informational …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Joseph W. Schmider, Director of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services for the
Pennsylvania Department of Health visited the Willow Grove area on Friday for a ride along with SARS.
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Saturday, January 29, 2011
Joseph W. Schmider, director of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Serivces for the Pennsylvania Department of health visited the Second Alarmer's Rescue Squad's Willow Grove Station, Jan. 28. Schmider met with several paramedic crews and EMS supervisors, as he toured the SARS station in the morning. According to a recent release, after his station tour, Schmider joined SARS crews to help respond to emergency calls and to learn more about the critical interventions necessary for both medical and trauma patients, as well as appreciate the difficulties faced by EMS professionals prior to their arrival to the emergency room. For more information, visit www.sars.org.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Second Alarmers Rescue Squad's chief of operations has led the largest nonprofit EMS agency in the region toward providing the best in life-saving services.
On any given Wednesday, Chief Fred Trasatti Jr. can be seen wearing his blue Second Alarmers Rescue Squad (SARS) uniform. He forgoes his chief’s uniform, while on duty, in order to show solidarity with the SARS volunteers and career members. These highly trained men and women respond to medical emergencies at a siren’s notice, and they wear this blue on-duty SARS uniform. “My guys go out and that’s the emergency room pulling up to your front door,” Trasatti said. SARS, whose headquarters is located in Willow Grove, is one of the largest, nonprofit, 911 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers in the region. The organization responds to over 10,000 emergency calls a year in Abington, Upper Dublin, Upper Moreland and Whitpain townships, as…