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Medical pros from across Southeast attend Petersburg conference

 

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Dave Berg practices safely moving an injured child during last weekend's EMS Symposium.

Petersburg hosted 117 participants in this year's Southeast Region EMS Symposium.

EMS Director Sandy Dixon said this is the first year Petersburg has hosted the symposium and that the community support along with a good weekend of weather ensured a smooth event.

"I told everybody I sent Mother Nature a limo," Dixon joked. "The weather helped. It was pretty tremendous."

Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

Morgan Falter, Dave Berg and Hannah Jackson serve Symposium guests a spaghetti dinner Sunday evening.

Medical workers from emergency medical technicians to physicians attended the symposium where various classes and lectures were presented throughout the weekend.

Classes entitled "team approach to managing cardiac arrest", "interactive case studies" and "airway playground" lined the week's events.

Local kids from ages 17 months to 17 years volunteered their time so the symposium's participants could practice working on youth and children.

A pair of bagpipe players from Ketchikan performed during Saturday night's banquet and the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department hosted the participants in the fire hall for a spaghetti dinner Sunday evening.

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce organized with several businesses downtown to offer longer store hours and discounts for the weekend's visitors

 

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