Mollie McLaughlin was selected as Broomall Rotary Club’s EMS Member of the Year. She began her EMS career when she visited Marple Ambulance’s EMS Day back in May of 2010. She joined MTAC the next month. She obtained her EMT quickly thereafter and became a qualified EMT. Mollie was very active staffing the ambulance as a volunteer until moving out of the area in early 2017. In May of 2017, we needed a career EMT for a full time position and Mollie returned to us. She’s an asset to Marple Ambulance in her career position.
Today, many members/staff attending Law Enforcement First Responder Tactical Combat Casualty Care Class Delco Emergency Services Training Center. This 9 hour intense class taught us quick ways to control bleeding in active shooter and mass casualty incidents.
Thank you to Techline Trauma for a great class! Thank you to Delco Ems for securing the grant for this training.
The 2017 CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) data has been published. MTAC strives itself on improving our Cardiac Arrest survival to hospital discharge rates by implementing the best practices and care possible to our community we serve.
While you may think these numbers are low, MTAC has better survival rates than the rest of Delaware County, Pennsylvania and Nationally.
We are continuing to increase our survival rates by ensuring high quality CPR, public education on bystander CPR and hosting free CPR classes for our local residents and businesses.
In 2016, MTAC had a 5% overall survival rate. For 2017 we had a significant increase to a 12% survival rate.
MTAC leads survival rates compared with data for ALL agencies in Delaware County, Commonwealth of PA and nationally. The national survival rate is 10.4%
Other interesting data that we collect is bystander CPR. Thanks to our community involvement, Marple Township has a 56% bystander CPR rate vs 30.6% in Delaware County and 39.4% nationally.
We want to thank all of our members and staff who truly make a difference in people lives.
Tonight, President Maria Tucker, Chief Bill Downey, Deputy Chief Andy Tucker and EMT Brandon Culbert sadly watched Lieutenant Matt LeTourneau return home to Springfield. An outstanding support from Delco Emergency Services were on hand.