Caregivers Honored at Annual Banquet
CHS held its annual banquet on February 2 at the RIT Inn & Conference Center in Henrietta. With over 230 attendees, the evening welcomed former life members, volunteers, employees as well as distinguished guests from all the towns and partners CHS works with each day.
Among the awards handed out were Paramedic of the Year for 2018, Steve LaDue as well as EMT of the Year Jenna Cirincione (both pictured). Congratulations to both of them—well deserved!
CHS CEO Appointed to American Ambulance Association (AAA) Board of Directors
CEO Reg Allen was recently appointed to the board of directors for the American Ambulance Association, Region 1. Mr. Allen joins other executives from across the United States in an effort to plan and shape the future direction of EMS. He will be serving a one-year term which began in November 2018.
Coming Soon: Annual Report
The annual report for 2018 should be available in May or June of this year. We have many exciting things to share!
CHS Moves to Mumford Fire Station
CHS began service in the Caledonia/Mumford area in Spring 2018. Ambulance service for that area recently moved to the Mumford Fire Hall. The move will bring no changes in service to the Cal-Mum-York communities. There is space for the ambulance and a room for the EMS crew to use during their shift. The relocation is another step in the merger of CHS and Genesee Valley Emergency Medical Services which dissolved in March 2018.
Welcome, Marley! Station Therapy Dog Added
The agency recently welcomed a new member to the family — Marley the canine therapy dog! Marley, age 6, is a mixed breed rescue and completed an 8-week therapy dog training program. Many studies show that having a therapy dog can provide improved mental health for the caregivers who are exposed to stressful situations as a result of their job. A therapy dog can reduce anxiety, increase comradery, encourages socialization and can provide comfort.
Save a Life. Learn CPR.
Are YOU prepared in the event someone you love experiences sudden cardiac arrest? Studies show the majority of cardiac arrests happen in the home setting. This is why we need your help! CHS in conjunction with the American Heart Association is working to get everyone in the area trained in CPR. Please consider signing up for a class in the near future. Our instructors work hard to make the certification process educational, fun and enjoyable! Visit chstraining.org for more details.