Recommendations for EMS and Medical First Responders, Including Firefighters and Law Enforcement Personnel
Guidance for handling inquiries and responding to patients with suspected Ebola symptoms, and for keeping workers safe.
EMS personnel can safely manage a patient with suspected or confirmed Ebola by following recommended isolation and infection control procedures, including standard, contact, and droplet precautions. Particular attention should be paid to protecting mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth from splashes of infectious material, or self-inoculation from soiled gloves. Early recognition and identification of patients with potential Ebola is critical. An EMS agency managing a suspected Ebola patient should follow these CDC recommendations:
Ridgewood Firefighters Raise Money for Breast Cancer Awareness
October 10, 2014
For the third year, Ridgewood FMBA Local 47 members have bought T-shirts to be worn on duty for one dedicated week in October to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.
The donated funds are donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Here we have some members from Platoons A and B getting together at shift change.
Pedestrian pinned under NJ Transit bus in Ridgewood
October 6th 2014
Boyd A. Loving
Ridgewood NJ , A NJ Transit bus struck a male pedestrian crossing Oak Street at the intersection of Franklin Avenue in Ridgewoodon Monday evening, 10/06 at approximately 7:15 PM. The victim was pinned under the driver’s side of the bus and remained there until freed by Ridgewood firefighters. The bus was operating on Route #752. The victim was conscious and alert as he was being placed on an ambulance stretcher. He was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center; injuries were reported to his leg and ankle
Knights of Columbus Annual Stickball Tournament
Ridgewood NJ,The Ridgewood Knights of Columbus Council #1736 held their annual stickball tournament, now in its fifth year, on Saturday September 27th on Passaic Street in Ridgewood. First place went to Chris Eidschun, Paul Brennan, Doug Christopher, and Brian Peacock of the Ridgewood Fire Department. This year’s event was held in honor of one of Ridgewood’s Bravest, Fireman Steven Lawrence Missel and his Family.
Change Your Clock Change Your Battery®
The Ridgewood Professional Firefighters would like to remind you, smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries need to be changed at least twice a year. So when you change your clock ahead on November 2nd, remember to change and test the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Be sure to remind your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. Working smoke alarms provide vital early warning in the event of a fire.
For more information on smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home, contact the Ridgewood Fire Department 201-444-4226.
Take part in the "Change Your Clock Change Your Battery" program by Energizer Bunny.