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September 22, 2018

CYO Students Learn Safety Techniques from Menter Ambulance Service


<br />EMTs Carl Evans, Jr. and Dan Collins of Menter Ambulance Service demonstrated the proper use of an emergency stretcher by placing CYO participant Tom Tibbles on the device during a recent visit to the CYO Summer Program in Fulton.  The two demonstrated various safety and rescue techniques for children in the CYO Summer Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County.  Open to children ages 6 – 14, the CYO Summer Program offers a variety of activities and events each day Monday thru Friday through August 14th.  For more information on the CYO Summer Program you may contact CYO Director, Jim Smiley at 598-3980.

EMTs Carl Evans, Jr. and Dan Collins of Menter Ambulance Service demonstrated the proper use of an emergency stretcher by placing CYO participant Tom Tibbles on the device during a recent visit to the CYO Summer Program in Fulton. The two demonstrated various safety and rescue techniques for children in the CYO Summer Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County. Open to children ages 6 – 14, the CYO Summer Program offers a variety of activities and events each day Monday thru Friday through August 14th. For more information on the CYO Summer Program you may contact CYO Director, Jim Smiley at 598-3980.

Fulton, NY – Students in the CYO Summer Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County were treated to a very special presentation as EMTs Dan Collins and Carl Evans, Jr. of Mentor Ambulance Service visited the CYO for a demonstration on safety and rescue techniques. The two addressed students on the various duties and responsibilities of an ambulance team and demonstrated the different types of equipment that are available to them for use in emergency situations. The students had the opportunity to learn how a heart monitor works, and witness a demonstration on the proper use of an emergency stretcher. Menter Ambulance primarily serves the southern and western portion of Oswego County as well as providing support throughout the county.

The CYO Summer Recreation Program is offered free of charge to children ages 6 to 14 and is held Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, August 14th. Extended hours, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., are available upon request based on the needs of the family.

Children enjoy a variety of special events and activities designed to aid in the recreational development of youth in Fulton, as well as the surrounding communities of Oswego County. Children may attend the CYO Summer Program daily, or whatever days they choose.

Activities in the CYO Summer Program include; daily recreational activities, outdoor recreation at local parks, special presentations, and awareness groups, arts & crafts, a reading program for 6-10 year olds, and other fun activities. Children also have the opportunity to discover the game of tennis with instructional classes held at the G. Ray Bodley tennis courts. Tennis instruction is sponsored by the USTA through the Oswego City/County Youth Bureau. Children receive a free lunch daily through the USDA Summer Feeding Program sponsored by the Food Bank of Central New York.

The CYO Summer Recreation program is funded in part by the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the NYS Office of Children and Families, and the City-County Youth Bureau of Oswego County. For more information on the program contact Jim Smiley, CYO Director at 598-3980.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation. Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego, and private donations by individuals, local companies, and organizations.

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