2014 Arts Festival Weekend Call Report

DSC_0774July 15, 2014— Centre LifeLink EMS had a busy Arts Festival weekend with 88 total calls between Friday and Sunday. 43% of these calls were alcohol related, and not included in that percentage were 19 injuries related to alcohol. Centre LifeLink staff noted, “We saw a lot of assaults over the weekend”.

The weekend was comparable to this past State Patty’s Day weekend, which resulted in 50 total calls, 48% of which were alcohol related.

Centre LifeLink Volunteer/Board Member Awarded Rotary Four-Way Test Award

rotary 4way testJuly 1, 2014–Centre LifeLink volunteer and board member Janet Zerbe received the State College Sunrise Rotary Club’s 2014 Four-Way Test Award. The Four-Way Test Award, presented to local emergency service volunteers, recognizes local fire and ambulance volunteers within the State College area whose daily volunteer activities epitomize the “Four-Way Test”.

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Centre LifeLink EMS Celebrates National Emergency Medical Services Week May 18-24

EMS-Week-HeaderMay 19, 2014–State College, PA–National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, held May 18-24, recognizes the life-saving work provided by EMT’s, Paramedics and first responders and the crucial role they play in providing pre-hospital emergency medical care to our community each year. Their dedication and commitment is highlighted in this year’s national theme, “Dedicated for Life.”
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Centre LifeLink’s Inaugural Phlebotomy Class Completes Program

phleb logoMay 2, 2014,–State College, PA— Since taking over ownership of the Phlebotomy Institute of Central PA, Centre LifeLink EMS is proud to announce its inaugural phlebotomy class has completed their six week training. The Spring 2014 class will yield 32 diverse individuals who are eligible to sit for a phlebotomy certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association.

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