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CPAP Moves from Pilot to Protocol
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 
Effective April 1, 2015 CPAP Pilot program moved to Protocol. According to JEMS several studies have demonstrated that instituting CPAP in the field reduces the need for intubation by as much as 60%.

2015 EMS Week
Monday, May 18, 2015 
In honor of EMS week here is a glimpse into the State of Delaware Basic Life Support Protocols, Guideline and Standing Orders that went into effect April 1, 2015.

Fatal MVC
Monday, May 11, 2015 01:44
Early this morning, Hartly's Volunteers were alerted with KM6 and Trooper 4 for a MVC with subject reported trapped on Sudlersville Rd in the area of Owls Nest Rd. Kent center advised units responding of a single vehicle with one patient unconscious in the vehicle. Command arrived to find a single SUV head on into a tree. Command confirmed one priority 1 patient  trapped in the vehicle. Crew from 51-3 stabilized and began the extrication. Crew from Rescue 51-6 assisted with the efforts. The patient was extricated in 9 minutes and turned over to EMS personnel. ALS pronounced the patient on scene. A second patient was transported to KGH with minor injuries. Asst. Chief Norris had Sudlersville Rd Command.

Members train with Ground Ladders and Ventilation
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 19:00
This week's in service training was spent covering the use of ground ladders, proper placement of a roof ladder, and the use of power saws for vertical ventilation. The company has recently acquired a house that a member of the community wanted burned, so Deputy Chief Kelly set up this training evolution in an effort to provide the younger members with an opportunity to apply skills learned at fire school onto a real structure.

Learn the Symptoms of Stroke... FAST
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 
According to the American Stroke Association, "every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke." Many emergencies are time critical, but a Cerebral Vascular Attack (CVA) or stroke is one in which every second literally does count. Think back, I am sure that you have seen someone that no longer has the use of an arm or has a facial droop. Did you know that if a stroke is discovered soon enough, there are medications that could dissolve a clot to increase a chance of full recovery, with no defecit after a stroke? May is American Stroke Month so please take a moment and visit the site listed below to educate yourself on strokes, the knowledge you learn today could be enough to save the life of your loved one.

American Stroke Association
Afternoon Burn Threatens a Field
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 13:40
In the early afternoon, Hartly's Volunteers were alerted for a field fire in the 2000 block of Sudlersville Rd. Kent Center reported a controlled burn that had spread into a field. Brush 51-9 arrived to find an approximate 1/4 acre burning that had spread across a ditch line and was threatening vegetation. Brush 9 placed 100' of forestry line in service on the east side of the ditch to protect the field and a booster line through the center of the fire and ditch line. Brush 51-0 was sent to the west side of the ditch to wet the perimeter and extinguish the burn pile. Once the fire was stopped and all hot spots extinguished all units returned. Asst. Chief Norris has Sudlersville Rd. Command.

Fried Oyster and Ham Dinner TODAY
Saturday, April 11, 2015 15:00
YOU'VE ASKED AND WE'VE ANSWERED!!! Come on out this afternoon for our Fired Oyster and Ham Dinner back by popular demand. We will serve from 3 until 7 or until supplies run out. Don't miss your chance for some good eats!!!

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Another Success
Saturday, April 4, 2015 09:30
It took almost an hour for the Easter Bunny and his helpers to spread 4000 eggs throughout the field behind the fire house this morning. As time drew closer to 930, young hunters began piling into the parking lot, ready to find some candy and to hopefully find one of the "Golden Eggs". A little after 930, Firefighter Kevin Hovis made the well anticipated announcement and the hungry herd took off too the fields gathering as many eggs as they could. A field once riddled with 4,000 Easter eggs was cleared in approximately 5 minutes. We would like to thank everyone who came to spend this morning with us and Mr. Easter Bunny. We hope you all had as much fun as we did.

Flammible Liquids Training
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 19:00
For last nights training, Deputy Chief Kelly scheduled flammible liquids training at the DSFS. Volunteers sharpened their skills on combating liquid fires. Crews ran simmulations of spills, pipes, and fuel trucks burning. There were 15 members in attendance.

Photos by Lt. Moriarty
   Photos by Lt. Moriarty
Rekindled burn put almost spreads to the woods
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 
Hartly's Volunteers responded to a grass fire this afternoon. Upon arrival Brush 9 (Asst. Chief Norris w/5) found approximately 400 sqft burned and sprea ding toward the woods. Crews quickly contained the fire and crew from Engine 3 (Past Chief Ballek w/4) pulled a booster line and extinguished remaining flames. Asst. Chief Norris had Judith Rd Command.

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