August 28, 2011 - Inspections: The state of Montana popped in on August 10th for surprise inspections of our rigs and equipment. We are pleased to say that we successfully passed with no problems. Great job crews for staying on top of the trucks!
August 28, 2011 - New Medical Director: Glacier County EMS would like to welcome our new Medical Director Dr. David Simpson, DO to the staff. Dr. Simpson brings with him lots of experience in the pre-hospital arena and emergency medicine. He currently serves as the medical director for Great Falls Fire Department and has experience in tactical EMS. Dr. Simpson has also been an emergency room physician for a number of years. We are excited to welcome him to Glacier County!
We would also like to say thank you to our out-going medical director Karyn Thornton, PA for her service to our community and our staff. Karyn's knowledge and direction was invaluable and we are very grateful for everything she brought to us. Good luck, KT, in your future endeavors.
August 28, 2011 - 1st Place!: Congratulations to the GCEMS staff for their hard work on the Lewis and Clark parade float. This year was the centennial celebration for Cut Bank so our staff created a giant birthday cake complete with the Cut Bank penguin popping out of the top. GCEMS was excited and proud to learn that our float took 1st Place! Great job to those staff members for their hard work and dedication putting it together!
July 17, 2011 - GCEMS Raising Money to "Blow Cancer Away": GCEMS once again has formed a team for the Hi-Line Relay For Life taking place on August 5, 2011. This years theme for the the relay is "Blow Cancer Away", which is so appropriate for our beloved Hi-Line. Our team has chosen the name "Marvel-ous Medics" themed after the Marvel comic book super heroes. Our team has been busy fundraising to help battle cancer with a HUGE garage sale on July 16th, which was very successful. Thank you very much to all of the local families that donated items and came to support us. And a great big thank you to the team members that worked very hard to put it together and worked it. We also have our popular "Flush Away Cancer" going again. You may see our purple toilets in yards around town. Crews have been busy running them from yard to yard. If you would like to send it to a yard of somebody you know, call Rhonda at 750-5332. We will also be selling Grape Crush at Lewis and Clark Days to Crush Cancer. Please stop by our booth and wet your whistle while supporting our cause. For those of you out of town that would still like to donate, please stop by our Relay for Life team page where you can donate online. The website is http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=team&fr_id=33979&team_id=970612.
July 17, 2011 - Welcome to a Whole Slew of New Members: GCEMS has welcomed quite a few new members in the last six months. We would like to welcome our new regular PT paramedic Terry Stevenson and our PRN part time paramedics Chad Rebo, Nick Nudell, and Ken Christiaens. We would also like to welcome First Responders Allen Bull Plume and Jo Ann Flick to our East Glacier crew. Allen has continued his training, just finishing EMT-Basic with Kate Gordon. Kate has been working with us as an assistant in the office for a few months. Both will be EMT-Basics with our service as soon as all of their paperwork is finished up. Welcome to Glacier County EMS ladies and gentlemen! We are excited to have you aboard.
July 17, 2011 - NRP and S.T.A.B.L.E.: We are excited to welcome Lisa Brown, from Benefis East NICU, back to GCEMS August 3rd and 4th. Lisa will be coming to instruct NRP on August 3rd at 0900 and S.T.A.B.L.E. on August 4th at 0900. If you are interested in attending these classes, please call the station at 873-2727 to see if there are any available seats left. They are filling up fast.