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September 20, 2018

CYO Students Learn Safety Techniques From Menter Ambulance


FULTON, NY – Students in the CYO Summer Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County were treated to a very special presentation recently.

Chad Smith and Jeremy Loomis of Menter Ambulance Service visited the CYO for a demonstration on safety and emergency rescue techniques.

Jeremy Loomis of Menter Ambulance Service demonstrates the proper use of an emergency stretcher by placing CYO participant Paige Blakeman on the device during a recent visit to the CYO Summer Recreation Program in Fulton.

Jeremy Loomis of Menter Ambulance Service demonstrates the proper use of an emergency stretcher by placing CYO participant Paige Blakeman on the device during a recent visit to the CYO Summer Recreation Program in Fulton.

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 7 to 13 and is held Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Aug. 13.

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 program include daily recreational activities, outdoor recreation at local parks, special presentations, and awareness groups, arts and crafts, a reading program and other fun activities.

Children receive a free lunch daily through the USDA Summer Feeding Program sponsored by the Food Bank of Central New York.

The 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, call Jim Smiley, CYO director at 598-3980.

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