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Thu, Nov 10


Saint James Community Center


Multiple programs ran continuously in 30-minute sessions between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.


Time & Location

Nov 10, 2022, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Saint James Community Center, 4136 Southport-Supply Rd SE, St James, NC 28461, USA

About the event

On November 10, members of the St. James Fire Department emergency medical services team held an expo at the St. James Community Center. Meet the volunteer team, ask questions and learn how to help family and friends during minor emergencies. Representatives from local agencies, some noted below, will also provide information on services available to residents.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury and death for older Americans. The majority of St. James EMS ambulance responses are to falls. While some falls may seem minor, many require a trip to the hospital, especially for those who take blood thinners and hit their head. Learn how to make your home safer to help prevent trips and falls.

When was the last time you had basic first aid instruction? Attendees learned about the Stop the Bleed program to help save lives. Emergency medical technicians will provide a Bleeds, Burns & Bites class that includes practicing first aid skills and learning what to do and not to do in these situations. A suggested list of first aid supplies for your home was also be available. Click Here To View The List

Attendees learned when to call 911 and discover what happens at a 911 center when a call is received.

EMS works closely with SJFD firefighters to protect them at fire scenes. The equipment for firefighters is heavy and hot, and their work is strenuous. EMS volunteers monitor firefighters’ vital signs to ensure they stay safe during an emergency. 

Brunswick Senior Resources works to connect residents and their caregivers to community programs by offering information and referrals, assistance in navigating application processes, and connections to home-delivered meals, home care and counseling.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office offers Project Lifesaver to residents who care for loved ones with conditions that may cause them to wander away from caregivers due to cognitive conditions or difficulty communicating with rescuers.

The SJFD offers Vial of Life forms for residents to complete and have available for first responders who need medical information during an unforeseen emergency. During an emergency, EMS and hospital personnel need to know the medications someone is taking. Stop by the SJFD stations or the expo to get a vial and a medical information form.

St. James NEST offers a variety of assistance programs and will participate in the expo. Please stop in to learn more about this program.

Multiple programs will run continuously in 30-minute sessions between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Feel free to drop in anytime during those hours. The SJFD first responders would like to see you when there isn’t an emergency.

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