Loma Prieta Earthquake Response Team - Police / Fire / EMS
I'm honored to be coordinating the 25th reunion of fellow Bay Area EMS workers who responded to the Loma Prieta Earthquake and I-880 Cypress Freeway Structure Collapse at 5:04 PM on October 17, 1989. We are working with Oakland Fire Department’s Community Outreach Department (CORE), they will be having an earthquake preparedness fair on Oct, 17, 2014 at Station 3 next to Cypress Memorial Park.
The public is invited and are encouraged to bring their families. LP25 starts at 11 AM to 11:30 with dignitaries and media. The fair is from 11:30 to 2 PM, there will be many activities for the kids, LP25 sponsors will handing out earthquake awareness material and prizes. We will have a combined booth alongside Alameda County EMS, this is a great time to meet and thank your Bay Area first responders.
We will be presenting an original Allied Ambulance paramedic shirt to the Mayor of Oakland which be signed by the attending former EMT/Paramedics. If you can't make it, CNN, KTVU Channel 2 News and others will provide coverage. Please email stories or pictures, Google+ or ‘like’ us on Facebook to show your support.
Our team is focused on reducing PTSD in emergency workers who are routinely dealing with real-world medical challenges and disaster scenarios. Dr. Tamara Greenberg and Karen Goering both PTSD specialists, are helping our organization's efforts in promoting public understanding, assisting with support and finding treatment options for Fire/Police and EMS. (http://EMSPTSD.org http://wcpr2001.org/ ) Dr. Paul Szotek, MD will be demonstrating a video streaming solution called Spectacle which is used for trauma management of multiple patients at the Indy 500 race.
Two other noted Google Glass innovators are also planning discussions and Q& A sessions. Ned Sahin, PhD, will be giving everyone a glimpse into advancements in potential treatment for Autism (Brain Power LLC) and John Scott will show us the future of integrating surgical monitoring technology with Google Glass (Context Surgery).
Special thanks to Miranda Kramer, David Burns, Bruce Hagen, Martin Mora and many others who have helped with planning, logistics and communications. Our Loma Prieta 25th anniversary website is 1989earthquake.org please e-mail us with questions or to request more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook: facebook.com/1989earthquake.
Aaron Michael Janssen
Founder 1989Earthquake.org & EMSPTSD.org
Former Allied Ambulance EMT
If you have able hands, heart and spirit we would love for you to lend a hand. Whether it's helping to coordinate events, providing transportation or assisting others, we can always use your input. The event starts at 11 AM and goes until 2 PM, families are invited!
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We have a clear mission to help people remember those who were lost on Oct 17, 1989. We do that by focusing on community-based efforts to support former EMS and Fire members of the Loma Prieta Response Team.