May 29, 2014

EMS Safety Expo draws large crowd

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — The Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 2014 Safety and Helicopter Expo drew a crowd of more than 500 to Whitthorne Middle School on May 20.

In addition to getting a close-up view of Vanderbilt LifeFlight helicopters, those in attendance at the Expo also had the opportunity to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques from Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) personnel and visit with Tennessee State Park Ranger Shane Petty and his newest canine trainee, a young bloodhound pup by the name of Copper.

The community also took the opportunity to honor its emergency response providers including the MRMC Emergency Department, Maury Regional Emergency Services, the Maury County Fire Department, the Columbia Fire Department, and the Office of Emergency Management.

“Once again we had a great event which gave the public a chance to come out and meet many of the personnel that provide care on a day to day basis to this community as well as the surrounding areas. It also gave them a chance to see the equipment and tools of the trade,” said Maury Regional EMS Education Coordinator Danny Fleming.