CLAYTON — Tuesday afternoons are usually when Nancy R. Humphrey golfs. But she was still home a little after 4 p.m. on July 19 because that day’s tournament didn’t start until an hour later and the Clayton Country Club is only about a quarter mile from the home she shares with her husband, Larry D. Deshaw.
They were watching CNN. She was on the couch. He was in his recliner.
“All of a sudden I was seeing double. The room started spinning,” said Mr. Deshaw, 78. “I hollered Nancy’s name twice. I knew I had something going on. That was the last I could speak.”
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Pictured left to right (rear five), Joe Burke, Adams Center, Al Sanchez, Fort Drum, Patric Brown, Fort Drum, Tyler Russell, Cape Vincent, Collin Shane, Clayton. Front row, left to right, Molly Manual, Three Mile Bay, Polly Baril, Clayton, Kasey Hays, Alexandria Bay, Tracy Stephenson, Redwood, and Jackson Allen, Clayton.
1000 Islands – Thousand Islands Rescue Executive Director Rolly Churchill and NYS EMT Instructor, proudly announces the EMT graduating class of 2015. The Jefferson County EMS and Jefferson Community College sanctioned class began on August 18, 2014 and the final exam was on January 15, 2015. Graduates will be certified as Emergency Medical Technicians through New York State Department of Health. “I am very proud of this group, states Churchill, “ The rigorous class for these students who are here two evenings a week and many weekends is fast paced, challenging and rewarding. ”Many will go onto being area volunteers or career medical providers who will go into the field to save lives. “I always see this as a noble undertaking.” They will serve their communities well.” says Churchill.
Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service (TIERS) is pleased to announce that it has received a $75,000 grant from the Northern New York Community Foundation and its constituent Kenyon Community Fund to help the rescue service secure a permanent facility. Since its founding in 2001, TIERS has leased ill-suited spaces to house it ambulances and staff, and the agency’s recently enacted strategic plan identified a new facility as a key goal.
Roland “Bud” Baril, chair of the TIERS Board of Directors, praised the agency’s new partnership with the Community Foundation, noting that “the Foundation’s efforts to improve the north country’s well –being are extremely important and their support of TIERS will lead to enhanced emergency medical services in the towns of Clayton and Orleans as well as the surrounding islands and River communities.”
With the funds received from the Community Foundation, Mr. Baril said that “we can now plan and design a new facility, one that we would own and that would meet the needs of a modern emergency medical services agency. Such a facility is crucial to the long run sustainability and continued success of TIERS.”
TIERS provides the highest level of professional emergency medical care available, with on-duty paramedic–level responders available 24/7. The agency has received recognition for its high- quality emergency care and innovation, and is a past recipient of the prestigious Emergency Medical Services Agency of the Year Award from the NYS Department of Health.
For more information, contact Roland “Bud” Baril, Chairman (315) 686-2832
Photo: One of the proposed new facility designs.