The Shocking Truth about Electrical Injuries

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We all remember the fun we had as children when we shuffled across the living room rug while wearing wool socks and, with stealth-like precision, reached out with one finger to zap our sibling’s arm or better yet, their ear. Running for our lives to hide, we knew retaliation would be launched when we least expected it. We were also acutely aware that it was forbidden to stick a fork, our finger and especially our tongue in ...

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Drowning, Near-Drowning and Delayed Drowning

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After this year’s harsh winter, summer can’t seem to come soon enough. To many, especially children, summer means a new mermaid bathing suit, some super fast flippers and hot days spent at the pool, lake, and beach. There is lots of laughing, ice cream, protests against another application of sunscreen and everyone goes home happy and tired at the end of the day.

The Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps (WVAC) wishes this type of summer fun for all, but ...

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WVAC 911: Dear Future Patient

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Dear Future Patient:

We haven’t met yet, but when we do please trust that you are in good hands. I will ask you about your medical history, your medications and even your age. Although I only know your first name, I may have to physically examine you or lift your shirt to place electrodes for an EKG. “Have you had these symptoms before?” You look scared ...

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It Doesn’t Take the Death of a Celebrity to Put the Spotlight on Heroin

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Recently, the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps (WVAC), along with other EMS providers, hospitals and community health centers in Connecticut received a chilling alert from the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH).  It is certainly not uncommon for EMS services to receive notices and updates on health concerns in the State, such as flu epidemics for example.  But, given the deaths from heroin overdoses in Wilton last year, the DPH notice only further confirmed that EMTs will continue ...

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WVAC Welcomes Successor Vice-President to Executive Operating Committee

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Brian Raggio became an Emergency Medical Technician in 2007 and joined WVAC that same year. Brian was promoted to crew chief in 2008, appointed Fleet Supervisor in 2009 and was elected Vice-President in January 2014.

Patrick York, who previously served as Vice-President, recently voluntarily resigned from the position due to career demands outside of WVAC.

I would like to take ...

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