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May 3, 2006

MAURY REGIONAL EMS AND VANDERBILT ANNOUNCE ANNUAL EXPO EVENT

On Tuesday, May 16, Maury Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Columbia State Community College will host the fifth annual EMS Safety and Helicopter Expo from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The Expo will be held at Columbia State Community College on Hampshire Pike, with registration in the Ledbetter Auditorium in the Clement Building.

The program will consist of emergency aircraft exhibits from Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Huntsville Medflight, Air Evac Lifeteam, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Metro Nashville Police Department and the Tennessee National Guard.  Personnel from these units will be on hand to demonstrate their respective aircraft and explain the capabilities of the units.

Numerous public safety organizations will also be present to provide information and conduct presentations, including the Maury Regional’s EMS and Emergency Department, Columbia Fire Department, Columbia Police Department and SWAT unit, Maury County Hazardous Materials Team, Maury County Sheriff’s Department, Maury County Rural Fire and Rescue, Columbia Hazardous Device Unit, American Red Cross, Tennessee State Parks, Governor’s Highway Safety Program, Tennessee National Guard Drug Counter-Operations Unit, and representatives from Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department, Pediatric Emergency Department, Trauma Unit and Burn Unit.

Those encouraged to attend include emergency medical technicians, critical care nurses, paramedics, and occupational medicine personnel. More than 400 were in attendance at a similar anniversary program last year.

EMS Night Out South is a free bimonthly outreach education program for emergency personnel throughout the region.  There is no need to register.  Each participant will be awarded .2 continuing education units.  For more information, contact Danny Fleming at 931-490-4650.

 

 

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