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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mock Active Shooter Drill Held At Cole Memorial

Mock Active Shooter Drill Held At Cole Memorial

On the morning of October 16, a mock “code silver” was called at Cole Memorial Hospital while several police agencies and local emergency management partners became engaged in an active shooter drill. We are grateful for the support and collaborative efforts of our highly-skilled staff and the first-responders in our area. More than 50 participants turned out for the exercise, including state and local police, fire officials, the Potter County Department of Emergency Services, Cameron County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), area Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Potter County Coroner, the local chapter of the American Red Cross, Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, Medic 6, Potter and Tioga counties 911, Pennsylvania EMA, North Central Task Force, Dickinson Center, Inc. Crisis Services’ staff in collaboration with the Potter County Disaster Community Outreach Team plus several hospital employees and community volunteers.

10 comments :

Anonymous said...

maybe they should have a mock "code silver" in there emergency room and see if anyone get some service.
do they have any customer feed back to fill out in the er waiting room ?

Anonymous said...

Holy crap both ambulances at once!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bout time they move

Anonymous said...

not only about service but also about billing I have never dealt with any hospital or doctors office who screws up as many bills as they do. I think they do on purpose. its a joke

Anonymous said...

To comment or 8:01 the coudersport volunteer ambulance is staffed by volunteers, which means they provide ems services to the community voluntarily and go through hundreds of hours of training to do so. . That being said volunteerism is something that is slowly fading away so if you think you can do any better go volunteer

Anonymous said...

Really people... Not even attempt to try to partially sugar coat your bile with some thinly veiled attempt to applaud the collaborative effort of the multiple volunteer, local, county, and probably state as well. Can you not even recognize the amount of planning and organization that goes into an event of the magnitude, nor the benefit it will bring this community in the terrible event that something like this happens? Granted, their billing sucks, and there are definite ways to improve their system, but those issues should be taken up with the person that will best be able to help with that. Have you taken a few minutes of your time to make a few phone calls to anyone in billing or customer relations to express and adress your concerns?

Anonymous said...

I challange all that are capable, to volunteer for the Coudersport Volenteer ambulance association. Most of these people have full time jobs and familys, but still find time to take care of you and yours in an emergency! How many of you would be willing to jump out of bet at 2 am to help someone in desperate need? I'm guessing not many, since they are very short staffed and most calls fall on but a few.
Just some food for thought!!

Anonymous said...

is the emergency room service also volunteer ? we get more service from our volunteer ambulance team than the er doctor gave why is that ?

A Local Coudy Volunteer said...

Kudos to the ambulance association. Their door is always open and volunteers are always welcome. They sure aren't pushing people away, and will take help in any form it is presented. If an ambulance doesn't get out, its because there is nobody to drive it out of the bay. Volunteerism is definitely on the decline, and think about how much your taxes will increase if a paid service is required. Trust me, you can't afford it!!!! Bashing local emergency services organizations will get you nowhere. It only makes your neighbor wonder why he or she even bothers. They bother because they want to help their community. Those same neighbors are the people who instill this desire to help in their children. Many families in this community have multiple generations involved in emergency services. Thank god they do. If it weren't for the next generation being involved now, there wouldn't be anyone to take the place of the people currently involved. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE thank your neighbor, or your friend, or the EMT or Firefighter that shows up at your house when you need them. Go back to the age old question---What if volunteers didn't??? To all the parties involved in the drill, THANK YOU for keeping us safe.

Solomon's words for the wise said...

I heartily agree! Our volunteer fire & ambulance people are our local heroes. My wonderful wife is celebrating another birthday today because of the quick response and competency of our local ambulance personnel and Medic 6 when she suffered a heart attack a couple of years ago. Your service to the community is greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the volunteers are being put down or bashed. I think all the communities need and appreciate there services that all these wonderful people do without being paid. what is being questioned here is the non service the people and communities are receiving when they go to the very expensive emergency room that was built that has 1 er doctor on duty and the quality of care and service is not there. people have to leave to go get care elseware....what a shame and all that money into a new er building and for what ? looks ? certainly not for there service !.