CPR saves lives! Sign up for a class at www.southmetrofoundation.org
Firefighter Todd Hennessy’s ride in Engine 44 yesterday afternoon was something that Hollywood movies are made of. It was the first time in 2 months that he sa...t in the same riding position where he died on the morning of December 11, 2017.
While returning to the firehouse from a medical emergency, Probationary Firefighter Bryan Vogt (who was working his very first shift at SMFR) noticed that something was wrong. Engineer Eric Kapitan safely drove the Engine to a stop at Peoria and Oswego while Lieutenant Dee Lindsey called on the radio for more help. Vogt, Kapitan and Lindsey pulled Firefighter Hennessy out of the Engine, immediately began CPR and used an AED to restart his heart. It worked remarkably fast. Before the Medic Unit could arrive, Firefighter Hennessy was awake, confused and breathing just fine.
Firefighter Hennessy credits receiving help as quickly as possible to his survival and encourages everyone to learn CPR. The South Metro Safety Foundation can teach you, here is a link to upcoming classes in Parker and Centennial https://southmetrosafetyfoundation.org/ZclassRegistration.c…
Part-Time Summer Employment - Kids Academy Instructors $15/hour!
We're hiring instructors for our Kids Fire Academy at South Metro Fire Rescue! South Metro Fire Rescue Kids Fire Academy is a summer day camp experience for kids 8 – 11 years old.
Kids Academy Instructors will receive detailed program training and the assistance of the South Metro Fire Community Services Staff....
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Brenda.email@example.com
Join us for information about the the teen driving process. Register online at www.southmetrofoundation.org
Getting behind the wheel for the first time can be daunting for new drivers, but the License to Survive course is here to help! Sign up for one of the three classes being offered in November/December!
Each day in the U.S., 9 people are killed and 1,000 people are injured in crashes related to distracted driving. This week is National Teen Driver Safety week. Share this story with your teen!
Our Car Seat Technicians would be happy to take a look at your child's car seat. We have appointments every Wednesday. To schedule go to:
CPR wins again! South Metro Safety Foundation offers CPR certification classes for kids 11 and older. Register at www.southmetrofoundation.org
The new South Metro Fire Rescue newsletter is out! Please share with your friends and family in our area.
For additional information on Foundation classes please go to www.southmetrofoundation.org
South Metro Safety Foundation is proud to be a recipient of the E470 Transportation Foundation Grant! For information on the Teen Crash Avoidance Class, Adult Driving Skills Class and Driver Awareness Program for teens seeking a permit, please go to our website:
Remember our Transportation Safety Foundation grant program recipients? We sure do! #E470 #TransportationSafetyFoundation was proud to award grants to seven non...profits in support of local safety initiatives. Thank you, Alexa's Hugs Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation LARADON Littleton Public Schools Mosaic in Denver Servicios de La Raza & South Metro Safety Foundation for making Colorado roads safer. Learn more about the E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation and these grant recipients here: https://www.e-470.com/Pages/AboutUs/Safety-Foundation.aspx
Thanks to a $2,500 grant from E-470 Transportation Safety Foundation, South Metro Safety Foundation can continue to provide safe driving programming to residents of our community. Funds will provide scholarships to the Teen Crash Avoidance Class, sponsorship of the License to Survive Seminar for parents and teens beginning the driving process, and support for the Survivor Car to promote seat belt usage. Thank you E-470! #E470
If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. But there is also a chance you can be part of a "Save Story" like the one below and help a stranger in need.
Be the difference for someone in need!
Learn CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in one of our many convenient classes. Check dates and register at:
“It really happens. It comes without warning.” Those are the words of Debbie Moser. Two years ago, Debbie was with her husband, Dan, as they celebrated their f...riends’ wedding in Boston. She remembers enjoying the beautiful dessert buffet and that is where her memory ends.
She went into cardiac arrest. Luckily for her, South Metro Fire Paramedic John Bolger was onsite. He remembers a commotion building behind him. He saw Debbie lying motionless on the dance floor. Nearly 2000 miles from work, his instincts and training naturally kicked in. Within seconds, Bolger started CPR knowing that good quality compressions were needed to buy Debbie time.
Meanwhile, staff went to grab the automated external defibrillator (AED). Bolger states that the AED was the key to Debbie’s survival. Four shocks later and a steadfast, determined paramedic not willing to give up, Debbie started to come around.
Today, the results were apparent as Debbie and Dan visited Station 36 to thank John Bolger. Tears in their eyes, they handed John a lifesaver plaque and a heartfelt thank you.
South Metro Fire participates in PulsePoint Respond. This free app notifies CPR-trained bystanders about cardiac arrest events near them and helps identify the location of the closest AED. We urge the community to download this app, in order to create a strong network and chain-of-survival for the entire community.
To learn CPR - South Metro’s Safety Foundation offers many convenient classes. More information: http://www.southmetrofoundation.org/