Rick Smith, Chief of Police
1 Union St.
Wakefield, MA 01880
Action Ambulance Service Inc.
844 Woburn Street
Wilmington, MA 01887-3413
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Wakefield Police and Action Ambulance Team Up for Ebola Training Class
WAKEFIELD — Police Chief Rick Smith and Action Ambulance CEO Michael Woronka announce that their agencies are teaming up to offer first responders a valuable Contagious Disease Protocol class.
The exercise is aimed at refreshing hazardous materials handling and disease response procedures designed to protect first responders and members of the public from potentially contagious infections.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the 2014 Ebola Virus outbreak the worst in history, and first responders worldwide are refreshing their protocols for handling infectious disease.
The meeting was arranged by Chief Smith, who arranged for Action Ambulance to share this valuable exercise focused on alleviating fear, giving workers the proper screening tools as well as re-emphasizing existing patient care protocols. Action is Wakefield’s EMS provider.
The training session will be held in the Wakefield Police Department training room on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at 10 a.m. Several other area police departments have been invited to attend the class also.
The actual session is closed to the media, but interested outlets can call John Guilfoil to arrange interviews and a “room spray” if possible.