Rotterdam Emergency Medical Services (REMS) is kicking off a life-saving initiative to empower the entire Rotterdam Community with the Mobilize Rescue System on August 7th, 2018 at National Night Out, from 4-7 PM, at the Rotterdam Youth Soccer Club Fields 100, Princetown Road, Rotterdam. The free event is sponsored by Neighborhood Watch, Inc. to build community and promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live.
"Our goal is to empower every single person in Rotterdam with a smartphone to save a life with the Mobilize Rescue App,” said Ryan Moran, an EMT-Paramedic at Rotterdam EMS. "By placing life-saving supplies and distributing the app, we can make Rotterdam the safest town in the country – that’s why we’re bringing a booth to the National Night Out to spread awareness about this new life-saving technology and to train bystanders to save lives."
The award-winning Mobilize Rescue System provides an unprecedented method to ‘mobilize’ entire communities to manage severe bleeding, cardiac arrest, seizures, choking, and more. With the help of proactive businesses, schools, churches, community centers, neighborhood watch programs, and individuals willing to take up the charge and distribute life-saving supplies and the Mobilize Rescue App, Moran is confident that Rotterdam could eliminate preventable deaths in Rotterdam.
"EMS response times vary from county to county, but unfortunately some medical emergencies can become fatal before EMS arrives,” said Ryan. "We need everyday citizens to be able to provide quality care while we’re on the way, and this app makes it possible.”
In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop the Bleed and Until Help Arrives initiatives, organizations and individuals across the country have been attempting to prepare to respond to severe bleeding emergencies by placing bleeding control kits next to AEDs and providing traditional training to small classes of willing participants. The Mobilize Rescue System, on the other hand, can be distributed en masse to anyone with a smartphone, and enables untrained bystanders to provide high-quality care with the corresponding public access bleeding control and airway management supplies.
"Studies have shown that CPR & AED training can be forgotten in as little as three months,” said Guy Gioeli, the Director of Training & Education at Mobilize Rescue Systems. "But that’s the great thing about the Mobilize Rescue App, you can train lots of people quickly and effectively, and it eliminates the cost of re-training since the app always stays up to date with the latest medical protocols.”
The Mobilize Rescue System has been implemented by federal and law enforcement agencies, security and investigations agencies, K-12 schools and universities, public and private organizations, and has already been used to manage multiple medical emergencies across the country. REMS is making it a priority to make sure every organization in Rotterdam has the chance to use this technology to prepare for the unexpected.
"We are willing to help any organization prepare for medical emergencies,” said Moran. "We hope you stop by the booth so you can learn how to save a life."
For organizations looking to participate to make Rotterdam a safer place to live, email Rmoran.REMS@gmail.comor call the REMS Office number- 5183565609 Ex. 2