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Posts published in “Day: December 12, 2019”

Crosby ambulance gets heart award

Christy Graves, Director of Operations/EMS Chief of Crosby receives the prestigious American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of heart attack patients.

Harris County ESD No.5 receives Heart Association’s EMS Gold Plus Recognition Award

CROSBY – For the third consecutive year, on December 9, Harris County ESD No.5 received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline’s Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.

The Mission: Lifeline initiative provides tools, training and other resources to support heart attack care following protocols from the most recent evidence-based treatment guidelines. (more…)

Chamber Festival , Parade bring thrills to Crosby

Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce 2019 Christmas Parade — Holiday Group Award goes to Castaway Jeepers in the after-dark parade to feature Christmas lights on December 7 in Crosby. This was a large parade through Main Street. Crosby Church hosted the Festival with an extensive petting zoo, Santa photo booth and bounce houses.

CROSBY – The Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce hosted their gift to the community, the annual Christmas Festival and Christmas Lights Parade this past Saturday. It was well praised at the Festival venue, Crosby Church, and very well attended on the parade route.

According to Kim Harris, President of the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber gave away some 550 hot dogs and 330 goodie bags to kids that had their photo taken with Santa.

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Crosby’s flight path helipad keeps busy

It was more than seven years ago that Christy Graves, Director of Operations/EMS Chief of Crosby, began describing why a Heliport and Digital Flight Path would be needed for Crosby. Now other rescue services are using the rescue helicopter base and approved travel route for helicopters to fly to hospitals.

The amount of Life Flight out of our area has increased dramatically. Forty seven Life Flight requests with 54 patients flown from January 1, 2019 until December 1. Twenty eight from June 1 until September 1 (90 days of Summer.) Sixteen Life flights flew from September 1 until December 1. Statistically, each year there is a spiral increase.

All the plans and infrastructure became a reality recently as the the F.A.A. and N.T.S.B. approved flight path was finally completed and incorporated into the Harris County rescue program last year, just in time to be used for a patient of Dayton. Their ambulance crews became the first to use the helipad and flight path that can be used in bad visibility.

One factor that made it necessary for the area was that sea fog frequently nestles in lowlands and obscures where even a brightly lit low lying area is from helicopter height. Additionally, recent wrecks on Interstate 10 and US 90 would indicate that roadways can be blocked during inclement weather and flooding.

According to Christie Graves, “The idea first came up when I was talking with a former supervisor of mine about how many times I had been turned down for Life Flight because we lacked weather stations and things like that here. (more…)

Crosby Community Center celebrates Christmas

The kids from Newport Elementary put on a rousing rendition of Christmas Carols for public consumption at Crosby Community Center. Introduced by Principal Christy Covan, everyone was loud, proud and kinda in sync as the festivities began with them.

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