- Paramedic Program
- Certification Courses
November 2012 (Belmont) – The Henry Frost Children’s Program, a preschool located on the former Henry Frost Farm on Pleasant St., dedicated two hours to educating parents in lifesaving interventions on Nov. 1 while their young children participated in fun activities with preschool teachers and staff. Parents were retrained in CPR and First Aid techniques that aimed to not only make their homes safer, but also improve the safety of friends’ houses and the entire community.
Sixteen parents and educators, who had been trained in CPR last year, were given a refresher course on the correct ways to administer CPR and then had the opportunity to practice using an automated external defibrillator (AED). The parents and educators also received training on new skills such as compressions and choking. Pro EMS paramedic Carl Rabickow demonstrated the correct form, landmark, and way to provide lifesaving compressions. Parents were reminded that it is critical to activate the emergency response system – calling 911 – as early as possible, after determining that the infant or child does not show any signs of life or normal breathing. After calling 911, the adult can begin compressions until professional help arrives.
As part of its commitment to providing advanced Life Saving Services to the community, Belmont Fire Department, in conjunction with Pro EMS, offers a variety of emergency education classes. If you are interested in offering CPR courses to your school or other community organization, please contact the Belmont Fire Department or Pro EMS Center for MEDICS at 617-682-1811.