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Northland Regional Ambulance District
Thursday, November 17 2016

NRAD is among the agencies collaborating with the Platte County Health Department in their "Buckle Up Kids Car Seat Program." The program is funded by a grant through the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

We want all children to travel safely in cars, but correctly installing car seats for children can be a challenge. NRAD and the other agencies involved have certified car seat installers on staff. Parents and caregivers can receive free hands-on help to learn how to properly install their car seat. Platte County residents may qualify for a free car seat if income guidelines are met.

We offer car seat installations by appointment at our headquarters, 1000 Platte Falls Road, Platte City. Please try to bring your child with you to the installation. If you're unable to do so, please know your child's height and weight. Parents and caregivers will be asked to complete a form and liability waiver prior to the car seat installation. Car seat installation is interactive and takes approximately 30 minutes.

Platte County Buckle up Kids car seat programs will be offered at various community events throughout the year. Below are regularly scheduled events.

On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m., NRAD and Central Platte Fire Protection District will host installation/inspection events open to the community. These events will be at CPFPD's fire station at 201 Main Street in Platte City. Appointments are requested prior to the event.

For more information, call (816) 935-4094 or visit the Platte County Health Department website. A printable application is available on the PCHD website or by clicking here.

Other agencies involved in the collaboration to make certain kids travel safely are Central Platte Fire Protection District, Riverside Fire Department, Southern Platte Fire Protection District and West Platte Fire District.

For more information about care seat safety, please visit safercar.gov.

Posted by: Scott Roy, Executive Director AT 11:26 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, November 03 2016

October was a record-setter for NRAD, with 254 calls for service - the highest number for any October since the formation of the District in 1994. Even with this increase in volume, we were able to maintain our district-wide average of six minutes or less from time of dispatch to arrival on the scene.

What has kept us so busy?  We've seen a noticeable increase in the number of injuries from traffic crashes, and were called to respond to 39 motor vehicles accidents in October.  "General Sickness" was the nature of 34 calls received in October, and 27 requests for service involved falls.

Many different types of calls make up the remainder of the record number of calls received last month, the highest of which were chest pain, 19; breathing problems, 16, and traumatic injury, 15. 

Posted by: Scott Roy, Executive Director AT 12:03 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
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    Northland Regional Ambulance District


    1000 Platte Falls Road, Platte City, MO 64079
    Phone: 816-858-4450   Fax: 816-858-4725
    email:  RThompson@nrad-ems.org
    Office Hours:  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

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