Wolcott Volunteer Ambulance News

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Wolcott Volunteer Ambulance

The Holiday Season is upon us!
It seems like just yesterday we were counting down to the new year and now we
are at the end of 2023! From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and
Happy Holiday Season!

It’s Wintertime
The sun is setting earlier, and the daily temperatures are dropping. The winter solstice (
the shortest day of the year) will take place on December 21 st this year. This date also marks the first day of winter. Here in New England, that means we need to be careful of snowy and slippery roads. Drive safely; even if the roads seem dry, they could still be icy. If you are clearing snow from your driveways, use caution and ask for help whenever necessary. If you are using a snowblower, don’t ever try to clear a clogged chute with your hands; that is how many accidents happen!

Ambulance Facility Update
On Saturday, December 9, 2023, the Town of Wolcott will hold a referendum at Wolcott High School in the gymnasium, 457 Boundline Road, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a $11,000,000 bonding referendum to fund various town projects. We would appreciate your support – PLEASE VOTE YES!! If approved, approximately $2,000,000 will be allocated to the construction of our new facility at 1300 Woodtick Road. We will be excited to welcome all of you to our new home when it is complete, but please remember to use the 48 Todd Road location for all unscheduled or emergent visits until further notice.
Emergency Medical Technician class

We are now accepting applications for our spring EMT Class! This 18-week course will begin
February 12, 2024, and run Mondays, Wednesdays, and some Saturdays until June 12th. If you have questions regarding this program, or would like to sign up, please call us at (203) 879-4122 or visit us at www.wolcottambulance.com (EMT courses tab). Community Courses Would you like to participate in one of our community courses?

Here is a list of our upcoming programs:

Friends and Family CPR – learn layperson CPR skills (adult/child/infant) and how to use
an AED – Tuesday December 5, 2023, 6pm – 8pm (free of charge)
Healthcare Provider CPR – Tuesday, December 19, 2023, 6pm – 9pm ($80.00 per
person)
Community Narcan Training – learn to identify an overdose emergency, respond, and
administer naloxone – Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 6pm – 7:30pm (free of charge)
Please contact us at 203-879-4122 ext. 400 or [email protected] to obtain more information or to register for any of our community courses.

Membership Are you an EMT or Paramedic? Why not join us! We have providers with experience ranging from a few months to over forty years! Please contact us or download an application located on the “Volunteer Opportunities” tab on our website.

Stay Safe! Thank you all for your continued support! We are humbled and honored to serve the residents and visitors of Wolcott. As you’re out enjoying the winter weather, make sure to stay