A BIG Thank You….

A BIG Thank You…

The Richland County Ambulance Association would like to say Thank You to everyone who came to our 40th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast. It was a HUGE success in so many ways! The show of support and encouraging words mean so much to us. We are very proud to be celebrating 40 years of service and very honored to have been able to celebrate this milestone in our squad’s history with our community.

All proceeds will go towards continuing education for our members, new computer equipment and facility upgrades.

We are blessed to have your support!

40th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast – May 13th 2012

The Richland County Ambulance Association is celebrating 40 years in 2012. We are celebrating with the community by having our first ever pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 13 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Richland Center Community Center. We are anticipating being in the new Community Center which will add even more excitement to the event and make the trip well worth it to come tour the building.

Along with the pancake breakfast is a scheduled landing from Med-Flight out of Madison for public viewing and a chance to meet one of the Med-Flight crews that has made 100’s of trips to Richland Center Hospital and rural landing sites in Richland County. Please keep in mind if their pager goes off they may have to leave so come early to not miss out. It is very informational and interesting to see the landing site set up and instructions given to them by duty crew. This will be done as if they are landing in a rural area in an unfamiliar landing zone, because it will be!

We also have the State Patrol Seatbelt Enforcement Trailer schedulde to be there all day during the pancake breakfast. Here is link to one of the State Patrols seat belt simulators to see what can be expected. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/statepatrol/outreach/little-convincer.htm

Our new ambulance is on order with expected delivery around the beginning of May; with luck it will be here on May 13 and on display unless our pager goes off of course.We hope to see you ther,e showing your support for what the Richland County Ambulance Service has done for the committee and meet the EMT’s on a social level.

More than a job, A CALLING

Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

The week of April 16-20, 2012 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin.  The National Weather Service in Wisconsin and Wisconsin Emergency Management are asking that everyone take time to go over their safety plans so that they will be ready when severe weather strikes.  The time to prepare is before the storms hit.

On Thursday, April 19, a tornado drill will be conducted.  At 1 pm, a  test Tornado Watch will be issued for all of Wisconsin.  The test  watch will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio as a Required Weekly  Test–RWT.  At 1:45 pm, the NWS Green Bay office will  issue a test Tornado Warning.  The test warning will be  broadcast as a test on NOAA Weather Radio using the actual Tornado Warning code.  The drill will conclude at 2 pm.

Here’s the schedule for the tornado drill:

1:00 p.m.  –  A test Tornado Watch is issued for all of Wisconsin by the Storm Prediction Center

1:45 p.m.  –  NWS offices in Wisconsin issue test Tornado Warnings using actual Tornado Warning code (broadcast will state this is a test)

2 p.m.  – Drill ends with the issuances of test Severe Weather Statements

Should severe weather be present anywhere in Wisconsin on the day of the drill, the test watch and warnings will be postponed until Friday.  If severe weather is forecast for Friday, the drill will be canceled. 

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