UMass Athletic Trainers and EMTs with UMass Emergency Medical Services took to the ice for some on-ice training at the Mullins Center. Trainers and EMTs reviewed on-ice safety procedures and practice the use of patient care equipment and techniques for removing an injured party from the ice.
Thirty members of UMass Emergency Medical Services and their advisors traveled to Philadelphia on February 23-25, 2018 to participate in the National Collegiate EMS Conference. The three-day event was full of training and networking opportunities with other College EMS groups from around the country. UMEMS was one of the largest contingents of the 1,200 attendees.
Bob Laford and Dominic Singh presented a program on UMass' preparations and response to the Meningitis B outbreak on campus, stressing the importance of the work done in the clinic operations by student groups like UMEMS and the College of Nursing.
During quarterly fire safety inspections held at the childcare facilities on campus recently, UMass Fire Prevention Services Supervisor Michael Swain and members of the Hadley Fire Department took some time for fire safety education with the children during their fire drill.
Though the majority of UMass Amherst is located in Amherst, several facilities are located within other towns, such as Hadley, Belchertown and South Deerfield. Community partners like the local fire departments work with campus safety personnel throughout the year to promote a safe healthful environment for living, learning and working at UMass.