One of the best....Today, the man who spent 30 years transforming the EMS program as adjunct, instructor and Program Director retires from Polk State College.
Don Guillette spent seven years as an EMS adjunct and twenty-three years as Director of the EMS program. His sole mission was to have a program that would be the leader in EMS education in Polk County and within the State of Florida and I think we can all agree he has done just that.
Don, from all of us at Polk State and within the program, we will miss you. Thank you for your leadership and please visit us often. Congratulations on retirement!
Just know- YOU have left Polk State College’s EMS program better than you found it and YOU made a difference! ... See MoreSee Less
In an attempt to turn the unfortunate outbreak of COVID 19 within our department into something good, we will be hosting a Convalescent Plasma donation drive for all of our recovered COVID 19 positive members and their families. As firefighters, we entered into this career path to help others and make a positive impact on our community. The donation of your plasma is another way to support this mission.
What: Convalescent Plasma is given to severe COVID 19 patients in an effort to boost their ability to fight the virus. It can also be given to people who are moderately ill in an effort to keep them from becoming more ill and experiencing COVID 19 complications.
When: August 3rd, 4th, and 5th 0830-1330 hrs
Where: FLTF4 (the Task Force) Warehouse 4507 36th St. Orlando Fl. 32811
How: OneBlood organization will set up the entire operation inside the Task Force warehouse with four donation beds. Each appointment will take 1 hour (5 min registration, 45 min donation +/-, 10 min recovery). There are 20 slots per day for 3 days.
Who: Any OFD member or household family member who has previously tested positive for COVID 19 and is 14 days symptom free by August 3.
How to Register COVID-19 Plasma donors must complete the information below and submit this information to [email protected] no later than Thursday, July 30th. 1. Name 2. Phone Number 3. Preferred Donation date and time (appointments August 3rd, 4th, 5th 0830-1330) every hour on the hour. 4. Email address to send the confirmation of appointment. 5. Answer the following questions: a. Did you have a positive COVID test? b. If so, has it been greater than 14 days since that positive test result? (If no, they are not eligible and probably positive) c. Since that time, have they been retested again for COVID-19 and are pending results? (If yes, ineligible) d. Been exposed to anyone positive for COVID-19 or pending results? (If yes, ineligible) ... See MoreSee Less