Posts Tagged ‘EMT’

Thompson Honored for Lifelong Dedication to the North Country

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

SUNY Canton adjunct instructor Donald D. Thompson has focused his career on saving the lives of his neighbors and North Country community members. Recently, those same community members recognized him for the demonstrated passion he has for his work.

Donald Thompson

SUNY Canton instructor Donald D. Thompson (center) is the 2011 recipient of the Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH) Board of Directors’ Award. He is pictured with CPH Board Chair Margaret Madden (left) and former CPH Board Chair and SUNY Canton graduate Edward S. Mucenski (right).

Thompson, who has been an instructor in the College’s Emergency Management Technician (EMT) program for nearly 22 years, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Board of Directors’ Award.

“Don’s work has impacted all of us, whether we realize it or not,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “Like Don, many of his students have gone on to be successful in the emergency management field within the county and have helped us, loved ones or friends through tough circumstances. SUNY Canton has benefited and continues to benefit from having him as a member of our campus community.”

Thompson has served the local communities for more than 44 years as a Critical Care EMT, firefighter, and as an instructor for many of the technicians throughout St. Lawrence County.

“Don not only volunteers his time as an educator; he is also a highly skilled Critical Care EMT who mentors others in action,” said Margaret Madden, Canton-Potsdam Hospital Board of Directors Chair. “He has saved countless lives and helped others to save lives, too. Don has made a lasting impact on emergency medicine in our community; we are healthier and safer for his contribution.”

Canton Ambulance Squad

More than 50 members of Potsdam and Canton's Fire and Rescue Squad teams gathered to show their support for Thompson after he received the award earlier in June.

Photos by Christopher Lenney

 

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North Country EMS Program Agency Dedicates Conference to a Fallen EMT

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The SUNY Canton North Country EMS (NCEMS) Program Agency will be honoring fallen EMT and firefighter Mark Davis at their annual Spring Fling conference.

Davis was fatally shot while responding to a medical call on Jan. 31 in Cape Vincent.

“Mark Davis made the ultimate sacrifice while trying to help someone else,” said NCEMS Program Agency Director Ann Smith. “That is why we want our conference to pay tribute to his life.”

The conference is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Bonnie Castle Resort in Alexandria Bay. A special ceremony for Davis will be held on the conference’s final day, Saturday, April 25.

The NCEMS Program Agency invites first responders, EMTs, emergency nurses, and emergency physicians to spend the weekend with their peers and attend the professional development trainings and workshops.

“This conference’s programs can help emergency medical personnel fulfill New York State requirements,” Smith said. “More importantly, it can help them save more lives.”

Among other topics and presentations, participants will have the chance to tour specialized water rescue units and learn how rescuers work to overcome challenges specific to North Country lakes and waterways.

The conference will also include advanced 12-lead electrocardiogram education, instructor updates, and basic EMS education.

To register for the event, visit www.canton.edu/ncems or call 315-379-3977.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton North Country EMS Program Annual Spring Fling Conference, April 24-26

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

A helicopter demonstration and course on weapons of mass destruction will be among the highlights of the SUNY Canton North Country Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program’s annual Spring Fling Conference.

Spring Fling begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 24 at Bonnie Castle Resort in Alexandria Bay with events and activities running through Saturday, April 26.

“We extend a warm welcome to all first responders, emergency medical technicians, emergency nurses, and emergency physicians,” said Ann M. Smith, Director of the North Country EMS Program Agency. “The conference provides core content material that fulfills continuing medical educations required for EMT certification.”

The Spring Fling will kick off on Thursday, April 24, with a helicopter safety presentation.

On Friday, April 25, there will be weapons of mass destruction and Basic EMS education core content.

On Saturday, April 26, the EMS program agency will be welcoming Marjorie A. Geiger, New York State Department of Health Bureau of EMS Assistant Director, as a guest speaker. Other guest speakers include Dr. Paul Maurer, a neurosurgeon from the University of Rochester.

The 9th Annual Spring Fling Conference will conclude with cocktails followed by a Buffet Dinner and Recognition Ceremony

“As an added dynamic, attendants will have the chance to compare notes and network with their peers in emergency medicine,” said Smith .

The Conference is sponsored by the North Country Regional EMS Council Organization in conjunction with North Country Regional EMS Program Agency. The North Country EMS Region includes Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties.

Registration for this event can be completed online at www.canton.edu/ncems under the “conferences” tab or by calling 315-379-3977.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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