Brecksville Fire Department has launched a program to gather
information on children in the community who have special medical
needs. Mayor and Safety Director Jerry N. Hruby and Fire Chief
Ed Egut jointly urged families of children who use medical
care aids such as cardiac monitors, ventilation devices, feeding
tubes or any other such device that helps sustain the life
and health of a child, to contact the Fire Department.
The Department would like to obtain specific medical information about each child
so that paramedics can be optimally prepared in the event that treatment and
transport are required by the City’s rescue squad. Each child’s database
would list the child’s potential medical needs, the type of medical equipment
the child is using, the name of all attending physicians, medications, the preferred
healthcare facility to which the child would be transported and any other pertinent
information to ensure the best possible emergency medical treatment for our children.
All information is kept strictly confidential. The child’s and the family’s
privacy is of utmost importance to the Department. The information is for the
sole use of the Paramedics and EMTs so they can have a better understanding of
the child’s needs prior to arriving in the event of an emergency.
Families are urged to contact Lt. Tim Pristas at the Brecksville Fire Department,
526-2640, to discuss each child’s special needs and how the Department
can be best prepared to help.