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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Traumatic Brain Injury: “Touch the Brain, Never the Same”

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The Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps provides prehospital care to victims of traumatic brain injury. The most common causes of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are vehicle crashes, falls, sports injuries, and violence. Each year 50,000 persons die from brain injuries and 80,000 to 90,000 people experience long-term disability. Thus, there is a saying used by doctors, “Touch the brain, never the same”.

TBI is defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by ...

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ABB Foundation Makes Generous Donation to the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc.

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Wilton, Connecticut – The Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. (WVAC) recently received a $20,000.00 donation from the ABB Foundation.   ABB moved its local offices from Merritt 7 in Norwalk to Danbury Road about a year ago.

“The ABB Foundation is committed to helping improve the quality of life in the communities in which ABB employees live and work. We hope this grant will assist you in a meaningful way,” said Daniel Hagmann, S.V.P. & Chief Investment Officer, Regional ...

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Social Media’s “Cough CPR” Recommendation is Dead Wrong

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We have all heard the saying, “don’t believe everything you read on the Internet,” but oftentimes we fall for anything written by a so-called “medical expert” or is forwarded to us by a trusted source. False and dangerous medical advice is frequently posted on social media sites and then circulated like a highly contagious virus.

Not only does common sense seem to be vulnerable to these myths, but also basic facts of pathophysiology. Here, the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance ...

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