Nottoway County Emergency Squad is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing Emergency Medical Services to Nottoway County Virginia and the surrounding area.
Operating as usual
Crewe is hosting an event for National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 1st-7th). Please join them for this fun and informative event. Special thanks to Crewe for hosting this event!
Yesterday, Boat 720 had its yearly service done and was taken out to Fort Pickett Reservoir to do a little training on the water in the beautiful sunshine.
We are proud of the high level of care our Medics and EMTs give each patient everyday. We are especially proud of them when they are able to make a difference in the outcome of patients by recognizing they need a higher level of care at a more appropriate facility quickly. Thank you to Med-Flight 1 for always helping us out!
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Photos from Penn Care's post
Gauging Interest for a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician class tentative dates August- November.
Please respond if interested.
*Not solely a COVID testing site* Effective Thursday, January 6, VCU Health CMH will start seeing walk-in patients at a *temporary* urgent care clinic located at the current Occupational Health and Wellness clinic. This is located at 416 Durant Street, near the old hospital site on Buena Vista Drive in South Hill, Virginia. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. COVID testing will be performed at the providers discretion, as testing supplies are limited. Not everyone with symptoms will be tested for COVID. https://bddy.me/3pZBUsx
EMT class opportunity.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course – ODEMSA The Old Dominion EMS Alliance is offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course beginning January 25, 2022 – May 26, 2022. The EMT course will meet in-person at the ODEMSA office. Plea…
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Photos from MedFlight 1's post
Tomorrow we will be taking a truck to participate in Highway Heroes. If you are in or around Chesterfield tomorrow, stop by to see us and all the other agencies from the area. There will be several demonstrations throughout the day to show some of the things highway heroes do daily.
Today we took delivery of two 2021 Chevy Tahoes. They will be replacing our early 2000's QRV suburbans. Both will be going to get outfitted with lettering and compartments and will back in early 2022. We have some special plans for these in the future, so stay tuned. We want to thank Chance with Penn Care and Fast Lane in getting these for us, as well as RK Chevrolet.
The Piedmont Health District - Virginia Department of Health is setting up to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters (if you qualify). No appointment is necessary! They will be here and ready to immunize from 12-4 today! 💉 Please stop by and help stop the spread!
Full Time Employment:
Nottoway County Emergency Squad, Inc. is currently seeking Paramedic applications to fill a full time position for our Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) contract. For more information, please email John Fallen at [email protected] or call 434-210-7255.
Yesterday evening, Nottoway County Emergency Squad and BLACKSTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT responded to Lee Lake for a stranded boat with 2 adults and 1 juvenile. Boat 720 responded and was able to safely rescue the 3 stranded in the boat and also pull their boat back to the dock.
We wanted to share some of our statistics with everybody for the month of June. We were requested a total of 192 times for emergencies. From the time we were dispatched to the time a truck got on the road was an average of only 1:57. On average, it took our trucks 9:21 from the time they were requested to the time they got to the scene. Our IV success rate was 90%. We transported patients to Farmville 63% of the time, South Hill 20% of the time, and Richmond hospitals 17% of the time. We were able to cover 7 mutual aid requests for other agencies. And our most requested reason for June was abdominal pain and chest pain.
We are proud of all the hard work our providers have put in over the past month to better our agency and to provide faster and better care.
EVOC Course announcement.
EVOC Course Instructor. Brandon Jenkins [email protected]
Tomorrow (Saturday June 12) we will be having a first responder cookout and open house at our station in Crewe. Everyone is invited to stop by to meet with some of Nottoway’s first responders and grab a complimentary hamburger or hot dog. The event starts at 12 and will last throughout the evening. Come by to chat, eat, and see some of our equipment we use on emergencies on a daily basis. See you there!!!
Local opportunity for EMT Class ...
Southside Rescue Squad Inc. would like to announce an accelerated EMT course. This class will be great for anybody that wants to quickly make a career change, anybody that wants to serve their community as a volunteer EMT, or find decent paying work after graduation.
When: June 23rd-July 20th/ Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
Where: SSRS base at 810 W Atlantic St South Hill Va 23970
Why?: To bring new providers to our area that will serve faithfully, and outstandingly to their communities.
Cost: $600 (Cash preferred) the first day of class which will pay for book, studying essentials, and medical equipment used.(writing utensils and paper for notes must be provided for students themselves)
~non refundable should student drop after book is received ~
Who?- local volunteers will be given preference, but class is open to the general public. Must be at minimum 16 years old (13 seats available currently)
Should you be interested in becoming a Hero, contact us via Facebook messenger, call us at 434-447-5038, or stop by our building (address above) anytime between 10am-5pm Monday through Friday.
Please understand that as this is an accelerated class, 100% attendance is a MUST, and should a student fail to attend they may be dropped from the class by SSRS instructors due to the intensity of the class.
This past weekend some of our providers were able to get some hands on learning with our ultrasounds that we carry on our ambulances. For the past several years we have been carrying ultrasounds on our first out ambulances so that our providers have the ability to look inside of patients and find out what is going on and be able to treat the problem appropriately and transport patients to specialty hospitals, if needed. These ultrasounds have been useful on numerous patients over the past years and have saved multiple patients in life threatening situations. We strive to give the citizens of Nottoway the best care possible and these ultrasounds are examples of ways we try to advance our care to help our patients with any type of emergency. This is only possible with donations from citizens and calling us in an emergency to help you and to transport you to an appropriate hospital for continued care.
Do you shop on Amazon? If so, please consider creating an amazon smiles account and add us to your donation. It does not cost any extra. Amazon will donate a small portion of the costs of the products you buy to us. These donations, no matter the amount, are appreciated and will be used to help purchase equipment for our ambulances to help better serve you.
In April, we put into service our new 2021Ford E-450 Bruan ambulance. This will take us to 6 ambulances in our fleet to help better serve our community. There will be three ambulances in both of our stations to make sure there is always an ambulance available if needed for an emergency. This new ambulance will be called 722 and will be permanently stationed in Crewe. We want to thank all who have supported us in the past and continue to support us with donations and putting your trust in us with taking care of your friends and family. This truck would not be possible without your donations and you trusting us to get you to the hospital safely and treating you with the most advanced care we can provide.
This week we celebrate National EMS week. For National EMS Week, we honor the many roles of EMS professionals and the people behind the scenes who support them. We also recognize the need to share our story with the rest of the world, to make sure people understand that EMS isn’t defined by lights and sirens or ambulance rides. The full portrait of what EMS does—and who we are—is much more complex, diverse and nuanced. For many in EMS, the sense of responsibility to care for the community doesn’t end when the shift does. EMS means more than dedication to duty and lifesaving patient care. EMS is also community care that takes time, energy and heart.
Late last year the county was generous enough to provide us with funds from the CARES act to purchase a new ambulance that would help us combat COVID-19 a little easier. We were able to get a 2020 Ford PL Custom from Goodman Trucking in Amelia. This truck will be called 725 and replaced old unit 725. 725 will be permanently stationed at our substation in Blackstone. This unit is equipped with UVC lights that constantly disinfects the air that is going through the duct work to kill any bacteria and viruses that go through it. It also has easy to clean interior so it is easier to disinfect after each patient. It is also equipped with a load system and power stretcher to help our providers from lifting heavy loads and hurting their backs. Along with these systems, 725 is loaded with everything else all of our other ambulances carry to respond to any type of emergency we may face.
As of May 1, we now have two ALS staffed ambulances 24/7. There will be one crew stationed in Blackstone at all times and one crew stationed in Crewe at all times. This is so we can respond to your emergencies faster and have more crews to cover calls no matter when an emergency happens. Our volunteers will still be staffing trucks alongside our paid staff and making extra crews when needed. We want to thank all the support we have received to make this happen.
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May is National Stop The Bleed month.
Contact us if you or your business, school, agency or church needs Stop The Bleed training.
We also offer community & professional rescuer CPR & First Aid. FEMA "Until Help Arrives" course. Or we can design a course to fit your needs.
Nottoway County Emergency Squad is accepting applications for part time positions for EMT up to Paramedic. Hires will have the opportunity to work on 911 truck on nights and weekends or FASTC truck during weekdays.
For an application, please email [email protected].
We responded at 0145 to Brunswick County for a RSI Mutual Aid request due to Trauma to assist Alberta Fire & EMS in advanced Patient Care. Special thanks to Chief Dion Tomer and BLACKSTONE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT for their assistance with Patient care and extrication.
Our crews had a long icy journey to VCU-MCV. But the Patient arrived safely.
For those that can not make it to Ben Walkers memorial we are having for him tomorrow at 2pm, we will be live streaming the memorial here on our page.
The family of Ben Walker has asked us to post that in lieu of flowers they would like donations to be made to Nottoway County Emergency Squad, Inc. in memory of Ben. You can either mail in your donations or visit www.nottowaysquad.org and make a donation there.
Memorial Service for Ben Waker:
We will be having a memorial service for Ben Walker to share our many wonderful memories we all had with him. Masks will be required. If you have any pictures of Ben that you would like to share please send to [email protected]. Info about the memorial is below.
February 6, 2021 at 2pm
Nottoway County Emergency Squad
501 E. Virginia Ave
Crewe, Va 23930
Overflow parking will be available if needed.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to post that one of our own suddenly passed away yesterday. Oscie "Ben" Walker has been a backbone of the organization for the past 15 years and the EMS community for years before that. He was one of the first full time paramedics that worked in Nottoway County. Prior to coming to work with Nottoway, he was a field training officer for Richmond Ambulance Authority and mentored hundreds of people. That mentoring continued here in Nottoway over the years. Ben had a sense of humor that was hard for some, but in the worst of times he was there to lift you up with that humor and made you feel better. We will miss Ben riding with us on the truck and hearing his short low voice over the radio. We will miss his stories and his knowledge he shared with us the most. God Speed my friend, we have it from here.
As I perform my duty, Lord, Whatever be the call.
Help me to guide and keep me safe, From dangers big and small.
I want to serve and do my best no matter what the scene,
I promise to keep my skills refined, My judgment sharp and keen.
This call to give of myself, most do not understand,
But I stand ready all the time to help my fellow man.
A word of thanks I may not hear but knowing is enough,
That I have helped just even one to go on to live and love.
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