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Lions’ EMS deputy chief interviews with Lions TV
March 10, 2014 / Alec Zucker / TCNJ Lions TV

Helen Shaw Award presented for achievements
September 24, 2013 / Regina Yorkgitis / TCNJ Signal

“The 10th annual Helen Shaw Staff Excellence and Special Achievement Award was presented to Scott Sferra, supervisor to Lions EMS, and Dave Conner,  assistant director for Fraternity and Sorority Life on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

The award was created in January 2003 in honor of Helen D. Shaw, who graduated from the College in 1936. The award recognizes staff members for their exceptional efforts to advance and improve life at the College…”

Lions’ EMS responds to theft
April 30, 2013 /< Megan Wyles / TCNJ Signal

“According to the website of the American Heart Association, each year about 360,000 people in the United States suffer from sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is serious and often fatal condition, in which the heart ceases to beat normally. In such situations, immediate CPR with the use of an AED often means the difference between life and death. An automated external defibrillator, or AED, is a device that is applied to the victim’s bare chest in order deliver an electrical shock to the person’s heart to attempt to allow the heart to restore its own normal electrical activity. Of these 360,000 people who suffer from this condition annually, there is about 9% observed survivor rate for these victims in an out-of-hospital setting. Every minute that stands between these people and effective CPR with the use of an Automated External Defibrillator translates directly to significant percentage losses in terms of the probability of their survival…”

The adrenaline-inducing voice/Emergency calls for Lions’ EMS
April 2, 2013 / Colleen Murphy / TCNJ Signal

“A call on the radio breaks the friendly, laid back atmosphere of the Lions’ EMS room. The three first-responders become silent and freeze, waiting to see what the person on the radio has to say. Where are they responding to? Is the incident serious?

“The Voice,” which is playing on the large Sony television, becomes background noise. The adrenaline in the room increases. All ears are tuned to the radio.

False alarm. It was just a call from maintenance saying that a lamppost in one of the lots was out. The first-responders breathe a sigh of relief.

But, on this Tuesday night, the responders were only into their second hour of duty. There were 10 hours ahead of this crew of student volunteers, and they would be ready whenever a call for them came in on the radio…”