Wear Teal on the Day of Action
Chances are someone in your life is a survivor of sexual harassment, assault, or abuse, even if they have never shared their story with you. Show your support for survivors of sexual harassment and abuse by wearing teal — the color of sexual violence prevention — on April 5th and post a selfie to social media using #SAAM2022. By wearing teal, you are signaling that you support survivors and are a safe person to talk to if they need to reach out.
Sexual harassment, abuse, and assault happen in every community and affect people of all genders and ages. I want to thank all our SAFE providers for all they do when their services are needed.
Orthopedic Trauma in the Field
This past Wednesday, we were able to host a training seminar for local EMS providers on Orthopedic Trauma. This was presented by Dr. Steven Pancio, MD who is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery. Dr. Pancio is a native of Olean, NY and has recently relocated back to the area after practicing in Virginia.
Dr. Pancio was very engaging and delivered a great presentation to the providers. During his presentation, he was able to share about his time working as a Basic EMT at Trans Am when home from college in the summers and at Twin City Ambulance while he was a student at UB. The feedback on his presentation has been amazing and we cannot wait for the possibility of more educational seminars with Dr. Pancio in the future!