Month: December 2018

Shop Small in Easton

Do you have a small home business, an eBay or Etsy shop? I am compiling a list of small local businesses to share with our readers. To be included, it should be a business that includes items appropriate for holiday gift giving.

Send your info to me at susan@hellonewsct.com in this format:
Your name, business name, link to your shop, physical address if you brick and mortar, any other contact info, and one to two sentences about what you sell.

Thanks!

Breakfast with Santa

by Easton Community Center

The Easton Community Center would like to thank everyone who came to the annual Breakfast with Santa event last Saturday. Please click here to view all photos from the event.

Album by Cyndi Blum

Easton EMS: working together

by Easton EMS

On December 5, at approximately 5 am this morning the Easton Police communications center received a 911 call from a house in town for a male not breathing and no heart beat (cardiac arrest). The dispatcher immediately transferred the call to their partners at the Southwest Regional Communications Center (SWRCC) who began pre-arrival instruction to begin CPR.

The Easton dispatcher notified the closest Easton CT Police Department police officer and dispatched the Easton, CT Volunteer Fire Department as first responders. The ambulance was simultaneously dispatched along with a Paramedic from American Medical Response Bridgeport. Within minutes, all responders including Easton EMS live-in, EMT Deaglan, along with a home responder, EMT Andrew, were on scene and providing life saving care. The patient was transported and arrived at the hospital with pulses.

This story has so many people to recognize.

  1. the team work of the dispatchers, FD, PD EMS, paramedic and hospital staff is nothing short of heroic
  2. the people of Easton who made donations to Easton EMS over the last few years allowing us to purchase the LUCAS 2 CPR device and the automatic external defibrillator, made the difference. Without these devices and the donations that made this save happen last night, this event would have potentially ended differently. Team work is the key, from our emergency responders to the residents who take to the time to learn CPR or make a donation!