Thursday, November 1, 2012
Local first responders were called to help many people in Levittown who use oxygen concentrators.
Local EMS, hospitals and emergency management agencies are working to deal with patients whose oxygen concentrators failed due to the power outages. Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad Chief Chris Reif said when the large electric powered concentrators fail, patients must use small portable oxygen tanks. The problem is that those tanks are often empty with in hours. On Wednesday - more than a day since much of the area went dark - ambulances, local hospitals and the emergency shelter in Bristol were being flooded with calls for help from concentrator users who needed help. One in four calls to the Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad Wednesday afternoon were related to the issue, Reif estimated. The companies that refill the oxygen …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Members of the Falls Township police and the LFHRS EMS were honored on Feb. 7 for their efforts delivering a child on Christmas Day.
Members of the Falls Township police and the LFHRS EMS were honored on Feb. 7 for their efforts delivering a child on Christmas Day. "We work in an industry that is tasked with not only trying to save lives but often witnessing the tragedies of life. On Christmas Day, the Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad crew participated in the greatest gift." LFHRS Chief Christopher Reif said. "And averted the greatest tragedy on one of the most wonderful days." Video courtesy of metra4.com.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick will award the Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad with a competitive federal grant next week.
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick will award the Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad with a competitive federal grant next week. On Monday, Fitzpatrick will join LFHRS Executive Director Steve Hare, as well as other members of the company and the Levittown community, to announce the awarding of a federal grant, according to a news release. The Federal Emergency Management Agencies Assistant to Firefighters Grant Program is the agency awarding the $46,856 grant. The funds will allow the LFHRS to purchase personal protective equipment for rescuer safety, including rescue coats, pants and helmets. The grant will also fund the purchase of specialized ventilator units. "It is critical that our first responders have the tools necessary to protect our…
Friday, December 16, 2011
The Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad hosts a holiday emergency services breakfast Friday morning.
The Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad hosted its second annual holiday Emergency Services Breakfast on Friday morning. LFHRS hosted the event for on- and off-duty emergency personnel. The event was sponsored by Aria Health with a special appearance by State Rep. Tina Davis to thank local EMS, fire and police personnel for their continued service to the community. The breakfast was held at the Bucks County Technical High School. Students in the school's culinary arts program prepared a festive breakfast for members of the Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad, Bucks County Rescue Squad, Penndel-Middletown Emergency Squad, Middletown Township Fire Marshall and Tullytown Fire Company. LFHRS Chief Christopher Reif told Levittown Patch…