BROKEN BOW—The Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) of Broken Bow invite everyone to celebrate EMS week. The dedicated emergency responders and medical staff of our community are hosting EMS Night on Thursday, May 24 at the Melham parking lot, by the soccer fields, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
EMS night is an opportunity to meet the great EMTs of Broken Bow and take a look at the ambulances, medical helicopter, and other equipment. Food will be available and attendees can register for raffle prizes such as a helicopter ride (must be 18 years or older) and a family pass to the Broken Bow pool. Raffle tickets are $5 each.
Corey Clay said he has been working as an EMT with BB Ambulance for about 15 years and he also works as a dispatcher. He invites people to bring the entire family out to learn more about the emergency services offered in town and to also learn basic lifesaving skills.
“It’ll be an opportunity to learn more about what we do, but also learn some great skills. There will be skills tables set up. Including, there will be a CPR station, the new thing is hands-on only for the lay person–you know general public–there will be a station to learn that. Bleeding control and splinting, stroke and heart attack signs, you can have your vital signs taken,” Clay said.
For every lifesaving skill station you attend, you get a ticket for a chance to win a door prize. The open-house event will run from 4:30 to 7:30 and food will be available during this fun evening. Corey Clay also encourages anyone who has thought about becoming an EMT to attend and ask questions.
“We’ll also have a spot if you want to become an emergency medical responder, or an EMT we do have signups there. Classes are taught here in Broken Bow once a year. And we are always looking for more volunteers, I mean, we can never have enough,” Clay said.
Funds raised from the raffle will go toward improving EMS services and technology. Clay also added that Broken Bow Ambulance and Fire are separate entities and this is a great way to support the ambulance side of rescue operations.