Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps holds blood drive and vehicle extrication demonstration

Today, the Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps. (HVAC) hosted a blood drive, barbecue, and vehicle extrication demonstration for the public.

Members of the Hackensack Fire Department were present to demonstrate the safe removal of a vehicle from around a person who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident (extrication).  The Fire Department demonstrated the use of chocks and other stabilization equipment for bracing of the vehicle and the use of hydraulic tools such as the "Jaws of Life."

The HVAC demonstrated how to perform patient triage and initial medical assessment, then remove the victims from their vehicles.

The Community Blood Services were present for donations of blood.