March 25, 2019

Stress, which causes a feeling of emotional or physical tension, can have a negative effect on your health. Stress can cause feelings of frustration, anger or nervousness due to a challenge or demand.

Stress can also cause anxiety which creates an intense and persistent...

March 12, 2019

On March 11, dozens of volunteers, staff, board members and families filled the Clayton T. Lester Crew Hall for the Annual Family BBQ Dinner. 

"We appreciate the work you all do each and every day," Chief Robbie Woodall said before Chaplain Odell Tate blessed the food....

March 6, 2019

Be on the look out for our Community Paramedicine vehicle driving around town! Our Community Paramedic visits Danville residents for chronic illness management, medication administration, blood pressure checks, glucose checks and much more.

"This program is a great oppo...

March 1, 2019

March is National Nutrition Month! You can become healthier today, by taking small steps to consume fewer calories and make better food choices. In order to live a healthier lifestyle, we encourage you to take these simple steps:

  1. Eat smaller portions

  2. ...

February 18, 2019

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is used to help someone who is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. During a cardiac arrest, the heart suddenly stops beating unexpectedly. It is triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heart...

February 13, 2019

In February, the Danville Area Training Center (DATC) hosted its 8th annual Super CE Weekend, a three-day event for first responders to earn continuing education hours. Over 1,000 continuing education hours were earned by hundreds of EMTs over the weekend. This event w...

February 4, 2019

Each year, roughly 790,000 Americans have a heart attack which means every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. Though sometimes a heart attack occurs without detection, it is often accompanied by several obvious signs.

Immediately dial 911 if yo...

January 17, 2019

The heart is an amazing muscle. Each minute, your heart pumps roughly 1.5 gallons of blood and every cell in the body (except the corneas) gets blood from the heart. However, many people do not take care of their heart as well as they should. Heart disease is the great...

January 7, 2019

In 2018, Danville Life Saving Crew (DLSC) became the first EMS agency dispatched to all 911 calls in the City of Danville. This created a large increase in emergency calls, resulting in a 22% increase in calls from 2017.

"We've been preparing for this increase in calls,...

January 3, 2019

Danville Area Training Center is hosting its 8th Annual Super CE Weekend in February. This three day training event will allow dozens of EMTs to earn hundreds of continuing education hours in a variety of topics, from Stroke Management and Fire Scene Standbys to Human...

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