Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • August 5, 2009 Wyckoff Ambulance corps offers CPR courses at several levels The Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps is sponsoring CPR courses at several levels, some leading to two-year certification and one just for child safety around the household. “CPR is most beneficial when it’s been started before we get there,” said Alan Kicks, a certified CPR instructor and ambulance corps member. He adds that gyms and other public facilities have defibrillators on hand in case of cardiac arrest, but the ability to operate the equipment is an important factor in successful resuscitation. “It’s all in the confidence of knowing how to use it, and to use it,” Kicks added. “We’ve got everything from a course called Family and Friends – non-certification – to care-giver courses which are good for a two-year certification,” explained Dr. Kevin Schulz, MD, an ambulance corps member who recently graduated from Drexel Medical School in Philadelphia and is now in residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. The training at Wyckoff Ambulance Corps Headquarters near Wyckoff Town Hall and Firehouse #1 is mostly hands-on, with mannequins to demonstrate proper insertion of CPR mouthpieces and apparatus, and a belly-bag that pops out rubbertipped darts to show that the Heimlich Maneuver has been performed with adequate force. “People have come up to me and told me that everyone in town should take this course,” Dr. Schulz commented. The nominal fees are used to sustain the CPR curriculum. For more information, residents and anyone else interested should call (201) 848-0400 or send an e-mail to Top: Instructor Rachel Hirsch demonstrates CPR to a Girl Scout leader. Above: CPR instructors Don Healey, 1st Lieutenant Charles Bellucci (Community Education Coordinator), Kevin Schulz, M.D. (Community Education Coordinator), Ryan Noon, Alan Kicks and Joe DeVita. Serving Northern New Jersey LICENSED BY THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LIC# 29703 Coming October 14th! MIDLAND PARK, NJ – 201.988.5428 7-15-09 ESTER/JANINE ShamrockDemolition3x3(7-15-09) 3 x 3” ��������� ������������ ���������������� ����������������������������� ����� in business ������������������������� ����������������� A Pictorial Supplement to The Villadom TIMES Introduce that special woman in your organization to the community. It could be an associate, a department head, a valued employee or even yourself. ������� ������ ������������������������ ��������������������� ������������������� ������������ ����������������������� ������������������������ YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER Call The Villadom TIMES to reserve your space in this well-read annual feature. 201-652-0744. Advertising Deadline: Friday, September 4th