|Posted on July 2, 2017 at 9:35 PM|
Tri-Community Ambulance wishes you and your family a happy and safe July 4th holiday!
Remember to keep the fireworks and other pyrotechnics to the professionals! According to the NFPA, in 2013, fireworks caused an estimated 15,600 reported fires in the U.S., including 1,400 structure fires, 200 vehicle fires, and 14,000 outside and other fires. Additionally, according to the CPSC, more than one-third (35%) of the people seen in emergency rooms for fireworks injuries from June 20-July 20, 2014 were under 15; nine percent were under five.
|Posted on February 1, 2017 at 8:30 AM|
Tri-Community would like to thank our members for a very busy and very successful first month of 2017! It is fair to say we just concluded the busiest month in company history!
While our incident numbers are still being tallied, it is safe to say we are well above this time last year! Once the data crunchers are done, we will share our results on our company website!
Even more impressive is the TOTAL VOLUNTEER HOURS and VOLUNTEER HOUR GROWTH we saw this past month! We ended the month with 3,020.50 VOLUNTEER HOURS served; which is an increase of 58.83% over this time last year. Thanks to our volunteers, we are able to manage the growth in calls received!
According to the NVFC, "the number of volunteer firefighters in the United States has declined by about 12% since 1984". Tri-Community is truly blessed and appreciative of our volunteers who continue to serve at impressive levels each year!
|Posted on January 4, 2017 at 10:35 AM|
Facebook press release dated 01/04/2017:
We have crunched our final numbers for 2016!
Tri-Community Ambulance Service ran a total of 1,450 calls in 2016 (an increase of 2.76% over the prior year).
We would also like to congratulate our members for truly stepping up to the plate and ensuring proper coverage for our residents by pulling a record-breaking 28,182 VOLUNTEER hours of scheduled duty time! 2016 saw an increase of 39.86% over 2015 in terms of scheduled duty hours.
So far in 2017, our members are on pace to eclipse 2016 duty hours by a whopping 48.11% if they keep up this impressive rate of scheduling!
Tri-Community Ambulance remains PROUD, HONORED and truly THANKFUL for our VOLUNTEER responders who give so much of their time to others. Tri-Community also remains thankful for our partners in response from Bergholz Fire Company, Sanborn Fire Company, Pekin Fire Company and St. Johnsburg Fire Company!
|Posted on November 17, 2016 at 10:15 AM|
It is hard to believe that we are almost at the start of the holiday season! In one short week, our season of thanks, caring and giving will be upon us, starting with Thanksgiving!
Holidays and gatherings should be all about family, friends, cheer and fellowship. Did you know that according to the NFPA, Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? To help ensure a safe and enjoyable day, Tri-Community would like to stress some basic safety tips for you and your family:
1) Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop
2) Don't leave home when you have items in the over or on the stove
3) Keep children away from hot food and liquids
4) Keep the floor clear of debris that can become a tripping hazard
5) Keep knives, lighters and other hazardous items away from children
Lastly, make sure your smoke detectors are working! Early detection is key to get your family to safety and prevent further losses of property!
Take the time to watch this informative video from the NFPA about Thanksgiving safety!
|Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:30 PM|
Who is excited for the extra hour of sleep this weekend? Your neighborhood friendly responders sure are!
Tri-Community reminds everyone that when you change your clocks, you should also change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors!
This upcoming Sunday (November 6, 2016) at 2am, clocks are turned BACKWARDS 1 hour for Daylight Saving Time. While most cell phones automatically change the time over for you, please remember to change those batteries this weekend as well!
Have a fun and enjoyable weekend!
|Posted on November 4, 2016 at 11:45 AM|
Tri-Community Ambulance is going grey for the month of November to recognize national diabetes month.
According to the American Diabetes Association, "every 23 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes".
Periodically throughout the month we will be posting health information about diabetes to help you and your loved ones become more familiar with the disease and how to take action now to live a healthier life!
|Posted on October 24, 2016 at 9:30 AM|
In exactly one week we will be treated with ghosts, goblins, Supermans, Batmans, Wonderwomans and many other themes wandering our local roads and neighborhoods. Of course, this is one of the days that calories don't count!
To ensure that your families event will be fun, memorable and most importantly safe, we ask that you take the time to review some of the Halloween safety basics and share with your friends! As Benjamin Franklin said "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".
--Please remember to adhere to your town's defined trick or treat hours! Most towns are posting 4pm-8pm on October 31st! Check your local jurisdiction's website or Facebook.
--Make sure your kids costumes have reflective qualities to them, or have your kids carry glow sticks with them so they can be seen!
--Always check ALL candies and treats PRIOR to consumption by kids and adults. You can never be too safe!
--Always carry a fully charged cell phone with you (in case of emergency, not Selfies!) If you must text or make calls, do so when you are off the road and stationary. You never know when there may be a hole in the ground or uneven terrain!
--Always know your surroundings. Know the street you are on, nearest crossroad, landmark or numerical address. An emergency can strike at anytime.
--Always bring a flashlight with you to illuminate dark areas.
--Make sure your childs costume (and yours!) are properly fitted. Extra material can be a tripping hazard!
--Masks can reduce visibility. Check into alternative options!
And remember, if you have a medical emergency, an accident or injury or your child gets seperated from you, the number for emergencies is 911! Practice this with your kids, as well as them knowing their name, address and their parents phone number should they get seperated from you!
Tri-Community wishes you and your family a happy and safe Halloween week full of fun and memorable events!
|Posted on October 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM|
Every year, fire departments across the United States host fire prevention education events aimed at educating people of all ages of the importance of fire safety. The 2016 theme is "Don't Wait CHECK the date". NFPA recommends that smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
Be sure to check out the NFPA website and with your local fire department about fire safety tips and your local fire department open house date and time.
|Posted on September 30, 2016 at 4:35 AM|
Tri-Community personnel have worked to complete required in-service training that will help save the company money. Watch this local news story from our fellow responders at AMR/Rural Metro!
Thank you to all of our members and training staff that made this possible!