Weekly Wrap Up March 18th, 2019
This week the City of Clayton Fire Department:
- Responded to 48 calls for service (20 Fire/Rescue & 28 Emergency Medical responses)
- Accumulated 130 hours of training
- Completed 4 Commercial fire and life safety building inspections
- Participated in 15 hours of public education and community service
This week’s safety message is: The Clayton Fire Departments STARS (Special Needs Tracking & Awareness Response System) program helps coordinate and coach paramedics to recognize the special needs of patients inside their coverage area and undergo the appropriate, specialized training to care for these patients’ special medical needs. The goal is to have pertinent patient information in our hands before we even arrive at the patient’s side. This way we can provide the care needed immediately and skillfully. This ultimately helps decrease anxiety and painful, unnecessary measures and results in better outcomes, faster.
Children who benefit from the STARS program are those with:
- Significant developmental delays
- Seizure disorders
- Cardiac history
- In-clinic mental health evaluation
- Cerebral shunts
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Children with a DNR order
- Any atypical disease or syndrome
The STARS program works best if the most current preplan is in the hands of the first responders and local hospital so they may reference it prior to seeing the child. Regular contact between caregivers and first responders for updates on medical changes is imperative. For further questions or to enroll your family member, please contact the Clayton Fire Department STARS Manager John Herr at (314)290-8485 or JHerr@ClaytonMO.gov.
The Clayton Fire Department exists to help prepare our community for emergencies, support people when overwhelmed, and care for them in their time of need. We want to provide a safe environment for our citizens and guests to enjoy our community and all it has to offer.
If you have any further questions about the Clayton Fire Department or programs that we offer, please feel free to contact Fire Captain/Public Information Officer Ryan Harrell at (314)285-5733 or RHarrell@ClaytonMo.gov.