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- Fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires. These fires caused an average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and an average of $43 million in direct property damage.
- In 2015, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,900 people for fireworks related injuries; 51% of those injuries were to the extremities and 41% were to the head. Children younger than 15 years of age accounted for one-quarter (26%) of the estimated 2015 injuries. These injury estimates were obtained or derived from the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 2015 Fireworks Annual Report by Yongling Tu.
CSEMS Announces 2017 Regional Awards
Congratulations to all of the award recipients who were recognized at the 2017 Central Shenandoah EMS Council Regional Awards Ceremony! Waynesboro First Aid Crew would especially like to recognize one of it’s own part-time career staff – Jeremy Green NRP, for being awarded Outstanding Pre-Hospital Educator. Jeremy joined the CSEMS staff in December 2015 as a full time EMS Educator.
Each year, there are EMS providers and other participants in the system who stand out for their remarkable accomplishments. This awards program provides EMS personnel an opportunity to recognize the outstanding efforts of their fellow EMS colleagues.
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WFAC Assists Rockingham County With Water Rescue
On Thursday, May 25th Waynesboro First Aid Crew was dispatched to assist Rockingham County with a water rescue with 5 people reported in the water in swift water conditions. Medic Response 10 and Boat 1 responded to this incident with 2 personnel. Thankfully the victims were all recovered and no further incidents occurred in relation to this event.
We would like to use this as a reminder to all that heavy rains can cause flash flooding which in turn will increase the speeds of rivers as well as cause rushing water on roadways. Be safe while out on the river in these conditions and also use the motto of “turn around, don’t drown” when confronted with flash flooding on roadways.
WFAC Holds Annual Banquet
The Waynesboro First Aid Crew held it’s annual banquet on January 7, 2017. It was a night of reflection on the year that was 2016 and a night to look forward to 2017. In addition to food and drinks, the annual awards for 2016 were given and are listed below.
Community Service Awards:
Waynesboro Department of Emergency Management
Mark Baber of “Mr. Auto Disposal”
Harlan “Pop” Senger Memorial ~ Senior Officer of the Year:
Harold H. “Jack” Hess Crewmember of the Year:
Years of Service Recognition (service year pin)
3 Years Service: Whitney McCormick
5 Years Service: Josh Sprouse, Kenny Hyden, Jeremy Wampler, Mike Gibson, Jeremiah Fish, Sean Perry, Rebecca Frend, and Courtney Lotts
10 Years Service: Matthew Cowherd
Kyle Southern Memorial “Service Above Self” Award:
Waynesboro First Aid Crew “Employee of the Year” Award:
Waynesboro First Aid Crew Senior Lifetime Membership:
Waynesboro First Aid Crew Auxiliary Lifetime Membership: