Published July 29. 2022 12:25PM
By LOU WHEELAND
Special to The Press
Cetronia Ambulance Corps sponsored an Emergency Medical Services for Children program in May at the ambulance corps headquarters, 4300 Broadway, South Whitehall.
Youngsters and their families learned about emergency services in the Lehigh Valley.
Along with displays of ambulances, the Mobile Stroke Unit was on hand.
This specialized ambulance has a mobile computerized tomography scanner which can rapidly help diagnose a stroke within an hour of symptoms occurring.
The first hour of a stroke is the most critical time to apply corrective measures to reduce or even eliminate the effects of a life altering stroke.
“meLVin,” the Allentown Phantoms professional hockey team’s mascot made an appearance, as well as, “Bubbles,” a balloon master clown from Easton.
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND South Whitehall residents Katrina, Alex and Yanira, were introduced to the Cetronia Ambulance Corps' Mobile Stroke Unit by EMT Jason Lindtner at Cetronia Ambulance Corps EMS program for children at the ambulance corps headquarters.
Cetronia Ambulance Corps Paramedic Colin Brown and EMT Vanessa Long demonstrate the feeling of being carried on an ambulance stretcher to Christina O'Sullivan.
Michelle Klepeiss and daughter, Chloe, of Breinigsville, visit Andy the Ambulance at the Cetronia Ambulance Corps EMS program for children at the ambulance corps' headquarters.
“meLVin,” the Lehigh Valley Phantoms professional hockey team mascot made an appearance May 18 at the Cetronia Ambulance Corps EMS program for children.
“meLVin,” the Lehigh Valley Phantoms professional hockey team mascot spiffs up the Cetronia Ambulance Corps “Andy the Ambulance” at the Cetronia Ambulance Corps EMS program for children.
Aubree Reinhart, 7, and Anna Bloch, 6, of South Whitehall visit with “meLVin” at the Cetronia Ambulance Corps EMS program for children at the ambulance corps headquarters in South Whitehall.
“meLVin” shows his support for the Cetronia Ambulance Corps Mobile Stroke Unit May 18 at the Cetronia Ambulance Corps EMS program for children.
Scarlett Posato, 5, of Allentown, looks all broken up, but is really displaying some of the training tools used by the Cetronia Ambulance Corps for the proper application of bandages and cravats. Nicole Gilleo, EMT student, “wrapped up” Scarlett.
“Bubbles” the Clown performed his magic with balloons at the recent Cetronia Ambulance Corps EMS program for children. Ziva James, 3, and Aunt Kayla, Catasauqua, watch his antics.