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 was free of charge to all agencies.
Seventeen presenters, from EMS personnel and medical professionals to police officers and firefighters, donated their time to the event. Participants from Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Fire Department and Pittsylvania County agencies earned CE hours during the event. Participants even travelled from as far away as Richmond and Lynchburg to receive free continuing education.
“We were very happy with the attendance demonstrated by our area providers,” Tommy Pruett, Danville Area Training Center executive director, said. “The sheer number of participants made this event one for the record book.”
Over three days, more than 1,490 CE hours were awarded in BLS and ALS curriculum. Twenty-four one-hour classes were offered in subjects like trauma, community paramedicine, capnography, traffic incident management, STEMI and stroke. All hours of instruction were NCCR (Cat 1).
On Sunday, Air Methods/AirLife hosted a pizza lunch for all participants. WVEMS also assisted with funding for the event. The Danville Area Training Center thanks all the presenters who donated their time and everyone who helped make this event possible. In 2020, Super CE Weekend will be offered on February 7, 8 and 9.
Danville Life Saving Crew Assistant Director Bryan Fox and Member David Fox discuss the importance of trauma kits and bullet proof vests during the trauma lesson.
Firefighter Brian Alderson discusses the importance of CPR training.