Aug 2014: PEHSC Conference Presenter – Lancaster

Alex attended the annual PEHSC conference in Lancaster to present two different programs to fellow EMS providers. Alex presented a short class on Suspension Trauma and another on Street Drugs.

Aug 2014: Completed a WiFi install in a small school

We completed a survey and installation of 13 access points in a small private school. The goal was to cover the majority of the school with a system that allowed smooth handoff between hotspots but also maintain a reasonable budget.

We used Ubiquiti WiFi devices (AP-PRO) and Ubiquiti Tough Switches to supply PoE to the devices. Our electrician ran 13 home runs from the wiring closets and we installed the units to provide the coverage pattern sought.

Open Class: CPR / AED For Professional Rescuers – July 23, 2014

We will be offering a CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers class on July 23, 2014 at Eureka Volunteer Fire and Ambulance in Stewartstown PA. Go to Enroll in a Class to sign up or get more details.  This is an open class. Cost is $45 for non-members of Eureka.  This class is a refresher or full class for those that need it. It is being run under American Red Cross guidelines and will result in a 2-year certification.

2014 May: Tower Safety and Rescue Awareness Class Held

On May 31, 2014, we conducted a Tower Safety and Rescue Awareness class at West Hempfield Fire and Rescue in Lancaster County. Students spent over three hours learning about how the tower industry handles emergencies, RF safety, site safety, and then we conducted a site survey of an actual tower site to help bring it all together. A great time was had by all from the feedback received.

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Alex demonstrating a climber’s full-body harness with a positioning assembly.IMG_1542

 

 

 

 

 

Alex pointing out the tower owner contact information and FCC registration data that is important to know when dealing with a site emergency.

 

 

 

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Alex discussing some of the types of RF (radio frequency) danger present on this tower.

Added new tools for WiFi survey work

Collabsion just acquired a new Fluke Cable IQ cable qualifier to test network cables and conduct troubleshooting. We also acquired NetSpot as a tool to conduct WiFi surveys. This software tool runs on a Mac laptop and tests signal strength, interference, upload, and download speed, among other things. We use this tool to determine the best locations for hotspots.NetSpotFluke

New services: Virtual Assistant

Today we added a new line of services, led by Dawn Wilson, an experienced administrative assistant with over 20 years of experience. Check out the link above to find out more about what Dawn can do to help your business.

2014 Feb: New classes posted for enrollment

Do you need CPR? EMS Con Ed? Driver Training? If so, there are courses available today.

We have several new classes listed under “Enroll in a Class”. Click on that option on the menu to find out more details.

Please feel free to share this with your friends and coworkers. If you would like to host a class, please contact us for details.

2014 Jan: Wrapped up an EMT class

We just wrapped up an EMT class held at Eureka Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company. Worked with some great students since August of last year to get them ready for their National Registry tests.

Best of luck to the future EMTs from our class!

2014 Jan: Hands-only CPR at Schmitz Press

Hats off to Schmitz Press in Sparks Maryland for inviting us in to present the hands-only CPR demonstration to about 35 of their employees. We applaud their effort and the great questions asked by their employees as we taught them the life-saving skill of hands-only CPR.

If you would like your employees or members to learn this, please get in touch with us and we will set up a time to come visit.

2014 Jan: Hands-Only CPR at the PA Farm Show

Alex & Dawn worked with other great EMS providers from the region and the PA Department of Health to demonstrate hands-only CPR to over 600 attendees at the PA Farm Show for one day. What a great event.