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MyRide Kicks off in Cumberland County!

We are thrilled to announce that our Cumberland County Kickoff was a success!

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer or member with MyRide? Call 833-9MY-RIDE (969-7433) M-F 8 – 4:30 or email myride@uchra.com to learn more!

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EMS RECEIVES DONATION

Cumberland County Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation Alumni, Inc. presents Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster and EMS Director Chris Miller a check for $2,475.00. This amount is made up of $2,250 from a Volunteer Energy Cooperative Customer Share Program Grant which was submitted by CCCPRA and a $225.00 donation from CCCPRA.

The donation will be used to significantly upgrade 3 Cumberland County EMS trucks with the latest technology in VIDEO LARYNGOSCOPE. These video units help patients’ breath while being transported and give EMS personnel real time video of any obstructions. These recordings then give emergency room personnel a better picture of a patients’ condition upon arrival.

The Cumberland County Cardiac Pulmonary Alumni, Inc. is making an appeal for tax exempt donations to purchase 9 additional units ($7,425). This will provide units for all 12 EMS trucks. If you would like more information on how to help this organization, please contact C.C.C.P.R.A, Inc., P.O. Box 14, Crossville TN 38557 or text Linda Trotter at 931-445-4450.

EMS COMPLETES VENT CERTIFICATION

25+ Paramedics of the Cumberland County Emergency Medical Services recently completed the program to receive their Vent Certification. Taught by Vanderbilt Lifeflight, the program included a week long class and an 8 hour clinical in the Intensive Care Unit at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Cumberland County is the only county in the Upper Cumberland with a vent unit facility, Wyndridge Health and Rehabilitation. With this facility location Cumberland County has a higher need to transport patients that are vent dependent. This valuable vent certification will allow the County’s Paramedics to safely and effectively transport critical and non-critical patients.

The Upper Cumberland Health Coalition assisted in purchasing the transport vent equipment for the Cumberland County EMS vehicles.