Puckett EMS Community Relations Puckett EMS is proud to support the following community organizations:
Boy Scouts of America
Girl Scouts of America
Cobb Partners in Education
Hundreds of Heroes Mentoring Program
Cobb Safe Kids
Southwest Cobb Rotary
American Red Cross
Cobb County School System
Paulding County School System
Douglas County School System
Cobb Chamber of Commerce
Douglas Chamber of Commerce
Cobb Honorary Commanders
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
Autism Speaks Organization
American Stroke Association
Silver Comet Trail Sponsor
Paulding County Sorba
Sequatchie Valley Electric Disaster Drill
Puckett EMS, along with Whitwell Fire and Police Departments and Marion County Fire Rescue participated in a disaster drill on March 13, 2013. The drill revolved around an employee of Sequatchie Electric sustaining an electrocution and falling out of a bucket truck. Fire, EMS and Police responded to the staged area in Whitwell and executed the drill.
Participants from Puckett EMS included Robert Davis, Sam LaChance and Medical Director, Ron Buchheit. The drill will be used as a training tool for all who were involved in the event.
Puckett EMS Holds CPR Classes At Dade County High School
Paramedic David Swallow and EMT Anne Ervin participated in the annual Community Helpers Program held at Primrose School at Oregon Park. The Puckett employees visited with pre-k classes and kindergarten classes. The children were all able to sit in the back of the ambulance as paramedic Swallow explained the different pieces of equipment to the children. The children were all reminded about the importance of dialing 911 in emergency situations only.
Powder Springs Day - Powder Springs, GA
Paramedic Todd Turpin and EMT’s John Capawana, Chris Kinsey and Brian Hammond all participated in the annual Powder Springs Day Festival on Saturday October 8, 2011. These four represented Puckett EMS by participating in the parade and providing an ambulance for the Touch a Truck event that was staged in downtown Powder Springs. Puckett EMS employees provided education to all who visited the ambulance. They discussed the types of services offered; levels of training required and demonstrated the equipment on the ambulance. Children who toured the ambulance were provided an educational coloring book that taught emergency basics.
Safe Kids Event - Harrison, TN
Delilah Taylor, EMT-P, Eric Henderson, CCNREMT-P, and Robert Davis, EMT-IV were present with Puckett EMS unit 420 at the Safe Kids event at the Kmart in Harrison, TN. They handed out coloring books and crayons to the kids in attendance along with demonstrating what the EMTs and Paramedics do on a daily basis. While there the 'Blue Light Special' light bulb had a "medical"emergency and Delilah and Robert attended to her.
Heroes Front Yard BBQ - Chattanooga, TN
Eight ambulances from Erlanger Health System showed up for the special “HeroesFront Yard BBQ” at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Memory Care Center of Excellence (TN). “They were very appreciative of the special event for them in honor of National Assisted Living Week and we are very thankful for the services they provide to our residents and everyone in the community,” says Dana Smith, Life Enrichment Director of Morning Pointe of Chattanooga. As everyone left, they received hand-made 'thank you' cards from our residents to show their appreciation.
Home Depot Safety Day - Austell, GA
Paramedic Eric Morales and EMT Anne Ervin participated in Home Depot’s Annual Fire Safety Awareness on Saturday October 1, 2011. Puckett EMS provided an ambulance at the Home Depot located in Austell, GA as a part of the Touch a Truck event that was being held that day. Paramedic Morales demonstrated the different types of equipment used to those attending the event. Children were invited into the ambulance to observe what we do and to help reduce the fear associated with ambulance personnel and transports should the need ever arise for them to be transported. Each child that attended the event was provided an activity booklet that taught emergency basics.
Puckett EMS at Chattanooga Touch A Truck event
On Saturday, September 10th, Holly Warren (EMT-IV), Daniel Lynn (EMT-P), Robert Davis (EMT-IV), and Eric Henderson (CCEMT-P) attended the Touch A Truck event at River Front Park in Chattanooga along with several other agencies and companies. The event focused on letting the kids and adults in attendance to touch the "trucks" and learn more about what they do. Puckett EMS Unit 420 was on hand and everyone was able to learn what we as EMTs and Paramedics do on a daily basis and the equipment we use. Each child was given a goodie bag with coloring books related to the EMS field with crayons and, of course, candy.
Puckett EMS Participates in Freedom Walk 2011
Throughout the United States many people have gathered at memorial services to remember those who were lost in the attacks on September 11th, as well as those who have continued to serve. Operation Homefront Tennessee/Kentucky hosted the Freedom Walk 2011 at Camp Jordan in East Ridge, Tennessee. The purpose of this event was simply to honor service members and veterans, renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country, and reflect on the events of September 11th, 2001. Puckett EMS was invited and proud to attend this event to provide on site emergency medical services for the 400 participants, volunteers, and service members.
Puckett EMS partners with Blood Assurance
On June 7, 2011, Puckett EMS partnered with Blood Assurance to sponsor a blood drive for the victims of the recent tornadoes in East Tennessee and North Georgia. Puckett employees from both the Georgia operation and Tennessee operation stepped up to the plate to assist the community that it serves. A spokesperson for Blood Assurance stated that the goal of any blood drive was to obtain twelve pints of blood. Puckett employees exceeded this goal and donated sixteen pints of blood. Because the first blood drive was so successful, Puckett EMS has partnered with Blood Assurance for future blood drives in the East Tennessee area.
Safe Kids Greater Chattanooga Partners Event
On May 22, 2011, Puckett EMS assisted the Safe and Sound program of Chattanooga with their Kids in the Kitchen program and Jump Day. Paramedic David Gregg and EMT’s Tracy Beavers and Anne Ervin assisted with the Kids in the Kitchen. This program provided fire safety education for both children and their parents. Fire escape plans were reviewed with children to ensure they would know what to do in the event of a fire in their home. Fire safety basics in the kitchen were discussed with parents.
EMT Will McPherson assisted with the Jump Day Program. This event was held at the Chattanooga Dive and Aquatic Center. This class was a water watchers drowning prevention clinic. Those in attendance of this class were provided invaluable information about water safety and the importance of setting up a water watchers program. The link below provides further information regarding drowning prevention.
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