Archive for the ‘UVAC News’ Category

UMaine gets new ambulance, equipment – The Maine Campus

Monday, October 5th, 2009

“The University of Maine’s Voluntary Ambulance Corp (UVAC) has a new tool in its life-saving arsenal. The volunteer organization is the state-licensed medical emergency service on campus, and it recently received about $200,000 for a new ambulance and new equipment. Two grants from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation and Consensual Health Services and concerted budgeting funded the ambulance and equipment. Based at the Cutler Health Center, UVAC serves the campus, Orono and Old Town…”

Click to read the rest of the article.

New ambulance with lights flashing.

UVAC's brand new 2009 Ford E450 PL Customs Ambulance with emergency lights flashing. Other new equipment includes a LIFEPAK 12 defibrillator/monitor.

UMaine Ambulance Service Receives Service Upgrade Recognition – UMaine News

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

“The University of Maine’s Voluntary Ambulance Corps (UVAC) recently received an upgraded competency rating from a consortium of emergency care and health organizations in Maine, recognizing the 30-year-old service for its advancement…”

Click here to read the rest of the article.

UVAC team gets back on track – The Maine Campus

Thursday, April 17th, 2003

“The University of Maine Volunteer Ambulance Corps are back up and running following a complete halt of operations due to scheduling conflicts among the staff. UVAC members remained idle throughout the month of February and into early March before scheduling conflicts were resolved and regular services resumed…”

Click to read the rest of the article.

Unit 50 - 1

Unit 50 - 2

Automatic defibrillator at UMaine could save lives – The Maine Campus

Thursday, October 4th, 2001

“When people go into cardiac arrest, the paddles of a defibrillator can often save their lives. Once only available in hospitals and aboard ambulances, defibrillators are making their way into public places throughout the United States. The automatic defibrillator is an electronic device that applies an electronic shock to restore a heart’s rhythmic beat. The advent of public automatic defibrillators has been possible due to the new defibrillator manufacturing technology…”

Click to read the rest of the article.

AED Demonstration

A UVAC volunteer demonstrates the use of an AED.

Beyond the buzz, the effects of alcohol poisoning – The Maine Campus

Wednesday, March 7th, 2001

“Already this semester the University Volunteer Ambulance Corps has responded to six alcohol-related calls. Last fall, UVAC had a total of 23 alcohol-related calls, said Travis Hawksley, the University Ambulance Administrative Coordinator…”

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on alcohol.
Click here to read the rest of Part 2.
Click here to read Part 1.
Click here to read Part 3.