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Stamford EMS Gives 911 Safety Seminar For Spanish-Speaking Seniors

Stamford Emergency Medical and Ambulance Technician Israel Leonardo presents safety information in Spanish Jan. 11 to 30 seniors.
Stamford Emergency Medical and Ambulance Technician Israel Leonardo presents safety information in Spanish Jan. 11 to 30 seniors. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. — The Stamford Senior Center joined forces with Stamford Emergency Medical Services to reach out to a Spanish-speaking audience on the topic of health and safety.

The recent safety seminar at the Stamford Senior Center, which drew about 30 people, presented information about when and how to call 911; how to help in an emergency; the signs and symptoms of stroke and heart attack; and the importance of Files of Life.

The presenters were Stamford Emergency Medical Service Captain Malcolm Dean and Ambulance Emergency Technician Israel Leonardo.

"Stamford EMS believes it is important to reach out to all members of the community we serve,” said Dean. “For those who have difficulty communicating in English, it is especially important that we provide safety training because in an emergency that language barrier can delay accurate emergency medical care."

The class was held Jan. 11. Additional classes will be held in the spring.

Click here for information or call 203-968-1118.

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