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Salisbury, Md, Sunday, December 9. 1990 THE DAILY TIMES Salisbury EMS providers attend course on hazardous materials PageD3 SALISBURY - There are 180 million shipments of hazardous materials annually in the United States. Currently there are 50,000 chemical compounds classified as hazardous with soo new com-pounds entering the market each year. With these statistics in mind, two Salisbury Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers attended a five-day course of study on "The Medical Management of Hazardous Materials Incidents." The course, was held at the EMS degree program of the George Washington University in Wash-ington and is the only known course of its type in the nation. Participants attended from Oregon, Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Nationally registered emergency medical technician-paramedics Robert Ross and Daniel Tilghman represented Salisbury emergency medical services at the program. The various classes included discussion of the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) problem in the United States; modes of transportation, including truck, rail, water and air: and identification methods to determine the presence of hazardous materials. . The course concentrated on the EMS response to HAZMAT incident with primary emphasis on safety of the EMS provider, who is often first on the scene; safety of the HAZMAT team member who will attempt to stabilize the incident; and, the safety of the public, who may unknowingly become part of the incident. The course included discussions of personal protective clothing which Included fully encapsulated suits impervious to certain acids, corrosives and gases to simple splash suits that provide a minimal level of protection. Medical treatments were discussed, including specific treatments for exposures to toxic inhalations, biological hazards, pesticides and radiation. Case studies of actual HAZMAT incidents were evaluated and lessons learned were emphasized. Decontamination of the HAZMAT exposed patient and the HAZMAT team member were demonstrated by the Prince George's County Hazardous Materials Response Team. The week ended with a mock HAZMAT incident so individual students could apply what was taught during the week. The staged incident was held at the Fairfax (Va.) County Fire Training Academy. Course participants chose the part they wanted to play, assessed the incident, donned proper protective clothing, set up the decontamination zone, decontaminated the patient and the HAZMAT team and then treated the patient. The application of the lessons learned from this class is one additional way Salisbury Emergency Medical Services is actively seeking to improve and protect the community with the highest level of emergency prehospital paramedical care. R. f MMMM MMHMMHP !, "30D--L V . ! C S ff f i RECEIVE TRAINING. Robert Ross, left, and Daniel Tilghman of the Salisbury Emergency Medical Services unit are shown with some of the equipment used to handle hazardous materials in an emergency. "I PatnieS seeds to save lighthouses ! ( ( NEW PRODUCT. Perdue Done It! Fun-Shaped Chicken Breast NuggesU come in the shape of stars and drumsticks. Pet 'due Chicken Nuggets come in new shapes SALISBURY - Frank Perdue is seeing stars these days nugget stars! Perdue Done Itl Fun-Shaped Chicken Breast Nuggets in star and drumstick shapes are the newest members of the Perdue Done It! fresh, fully cooked product ne. Designed with kids in mind, children oif all ages will want to try them for lunch, dinner, snacks and as a.whimsical addition to the holiday party table, a Perdue spokesman said, t W introducing the new nuggets. Perdue has a word for moms and dads, "Now you can stop debating witlj the kids over what's for dinner, fun-to-eat foods or good-tor- ?'ou; foods. Our nuggets are both unland good for you, because they're made from Perdue fresh boneless chicken breasts, with no preservatives added. They're convenient and shape up as just right for tfie whole family. ' Toe new stars and drumsticks, which are being introduced in the Philadelphia market, are flavored exactly like Perdue's original fresh chicken nuggets. Stars and drumsticks are packaged together in their own microwaveable trays and' wrapped in Perdue's "Flavor Saver" package, assuring freshness for 17 days, i There are 16 nuggets to an 11- 1 Drunk Awareness Week begins i EASTON - Dec. 9-15 has been designated National Drunk and Drugged Awareness Week. During 1989. 38 percent of all highway fatalities in Maryland were alcohol related, according to Maryland State Police. The Maryland State Police In Easton, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, will be handing out red ribbons to show support for the effort to rid the highways of drunk and drugged drivers. Sobriety checkpoints will also be set up during the holiday season as a dotcrrent to driving drunk. ounce package, suggested to retail at $2.99. Eighteen packages, each with scannable standardized weight, come in a case. Like all Perdue products, the new nuggets come with the company's money-back guarantee of quality.In the Perdue tradition, the TV commercial for the new nuggets takes a playful tack, this time with a pup Kit version of Frank Perdue snow-g off his new shapes to a pair of young customers. The commercial, which began airing earlier this month, targets programing with appeal to both young viewers and their parents. In early December, a special Perdue Lunch Day will sample the new nuggets to 50,000 Philadelphia area schoolchildren. Perdue Farms, which has its headquarters in Salisbury, is the fourth largest poultry producer in the United States. In addition to the Perdue Done It! fully cooked line, the company markets fresh chicken and turkey from the Southeast to the east coast of Maine, as well as in the Midwest. ByTONIGUAGENTI CiplUI Newt Service ANNAPOLIS - When Del. W. Ray Huff saw that the Sevenfoot Knoll lighthouse near his Anne Arundel County home had been moved to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, he decided Maryland's 24 other lighthouses should not meet the same fate. Huff is chairman of the Commission to Save the Lighthouses, an entity of his own creation. The 16-m ember commission, created last year by the Legislature at Huff's urging, wants to ensure that the Chesapeake Bay's remaining lighthouses are preserved in their original form and location. '(It's) time to get in there and save them,' said the Anne Arundel Democrat. The first Maryland lighthouse was built in 1822 and was followed by 59 more in the Chesapeake Bay region. The last was built in 1910. Many have deteriorated or been dismantled and replaced with smaU automatic beacons. Commission members said at a meeting last week they will suggest ways to stabilize and renovate the structures, explore preservation funding and look at ways to tell the public about preservation efforts. A survey is being done for the commission evaluating the condition of each lighthouse, which dot both sides of the Chesapeake Bay coastline. The commission then will look at financing the project with help from the federal government. The commission hopes federal funds would go to the Maryland Historical Trust to finance the renovation and upkeep of the light-bouses. The commission also wants the Coast Guard, which owns more than half of the lighthouses, to lease some of them to the state. The Coast Guard still would have access to the lighthouses for nav-igationa purposes. Coast Guard Lt. Scott Keene said ;"BUYING"; 9 Gold Silver Colni Flatware Diamonds 'School Rings 'Pocket Witches Estate Jewelry Pre-1940 Wrist Watches 0ld Coitume Jewelry ; 546-0817 Z LOCATED AT: SALISBURY CLOCK REPAIR 638 S. Salisbury Blvd.. Salisbury the Coast Guard would not lease any lighthouses to the state until they were structurally sound. Some, such as the Sandy Point Lighthouse near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, may be restored and opened for tourists. 'Historically, it's a real neat project. Financially, it's a real tough nut to crack,' said Orlando Ridout, to 1 chief of the research office of the Maryland Historical Trust. Four of the remaining lighthouses are in a museum-type atmosphere. Sevenfoot Knoll in Inner Harbor, the Concord Point in Harford County, Hooper Strait at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels and Drum Point at the Calvert Marine Mu seum on Solomons Island all are open to the public. 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