Tri-Community South Emergency Medical Service is trying to reduce your risk of sustaining an injury. Injury is the leading cause of death in Americans between the ages of one and forty-four years. Approximately thirty-six million emergency room visits and one hundred fifty thousand deaths occur annually in the United States due to injuries. Injuries are NOT accidents! Most injuries occur quickly and unintentionally, but they are still predictable and preventable. The elderly population is particularly susceptible to injury. Falls account for over half the total number of emergency room visits for people over the age of sixty-five. Decreased mobility and diminished vision both play a role in the high number of falls among the elderly.
Tri-Community South EMS is trying to increase community awareness of Injury Prevention by dedicating our staff of EMS professionals to educate our residents on this topic. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are available to speak at community group functions. Presentations will take approximately thirty minutes, and are available at no cost. The presentations include identifying and avoiding risk factors for injury and common injury prevention measures.
Tri-Community South EMS personnel are also available to speak on many other topics, such as: Bicycle Helmet Safety, Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention, Child Passenger Safety, Water Safety, Fall Prevention for the Elderly, and our Pre-School Buckle Up program.
If your group is interested in scheduling a presentation, please call Tri-Community South EMS at 412-831-3710, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.