Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Huron Valley Ambulance Paramedics Will Be At Ann Arbor Art Fair.
Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
HURON VALLEY AMBULANCE PARAMEDICS AT THE ANN ARBOR ART FAIR
Summer is here, and you know what that means, right? Yes, it’s time for the 2019 Ann Arbor Art Fair. Running from July 18th to the 21st, the Art Fair is one of the most significant art events in the country, seeing upward of 400,000 guests attending the free three-day event each year.
I am happy to report that for the 24th consecutive year, Huron Valley Ambulance (HVA) will be providing on-site Emergency Medical Services to fairgoers and vendors. According to HVA, Huron Valley Ambulance provides medical coverage across the entirety of the fair, which covers 30 blocks in downtown Ann Arbor. To adequately cover to such a large area, HVA provides three paramedic bike teams, one paramedic mini-ambulance team, and a 40’ Mobile Operations Center on-site.
According to HVA, paramedic bike teams are positioned throughout the fair and consist of medics who can quickly maneuver through crowded spaces on bike, allowing them to reach patients swiftly. Bike team medics carry the same equipment found on an ambulance, allowing patient treatment to begin immediately. As stated in the HVA media release, the mini-ambulance team consists of medics on a gator equipped with medical equipment and a stretcher, enabling the crews to reach patients in crowds and take them off-site for ambulance transport. With forecasted temperatures during the Art Fairs near record highs, it is crucial that individuals attending the fair take extra precautions so that they may safely enjoy the event.
According to HVA, attendees and vendors are encouraged to wear sunscreen, take frequent breaks in the shade, and remain hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Attendees should also know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses; symptoms can include heavy sweating, muscle pain or spasms, dizziness, headache, nausea, and vomiting. If anyone in the heat is experiencing these symptoms, move the person into a cool environment, and call 9-1-1.
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