Cetronia Chronicle
September 2021 | Issue #15

I hope you are all doing well as we wind down the summer months and head into fall. We have been very busy planning and starting to gear up for 2022.

We proactively met with some of our local government officials to begin making them aware of some of the challenges the EMS industry is faced with on a local and national level. We recently had Rep. Susan Wild visit our facility and we also met with Senator Pat Browne. We thank them for dedicating some time to listen to our concerns.

You heard it here first ... we are making it to the big screen! We had the opportunity to participate in one of the scenes for the upcoming movie being directed by Daniel Roebuck, titled The Hail Mary. Stay tuned for the official release date!

I'd like to take this time to formally recognize three associates who are making an impact in the community by advancing themselves in their field. Congratulations goes to Steph McColgan on becoming a Paramedic; Anthony Levan for becoming an Advanced EMT; Conor Ellis for becoming an EMT; and to Jason Lindtner who also serves with the New Tripoli Fire Department and recently passed his FF1 Pro Board Certification and serves as 2nd Lieutenant. Job well done by all!

Stay well,

Robert F. Mateff Sr.
Chief Executive Officer

August Stats:
1,731 Emergency Calls
1,050 Non-emergency Calls
2,533 Paratransit Runs
Cetronia Alumni Reunion Honors Past and Present Associates
September 11 is a day many of us will never forget with the tragedies that took place. The alumni of Cetronia helped turn that day around in 2021 by holding the first official Cetronia Alumni Reunion which brought great excitement!

The day was attended by more than 200 past and present associates and their families and significant others. The committee that helped plan this event really did an amazing job from start to finish.

Being a past or present associate of Cetronia Ambulance Corps means one thing ... you are ALWAYS part of our family.

Read more about the event, here.
The Seeing Eye Puppy Club
We were thrilled to assist the Lehigh County Seeing Eye Puppy Club this month. We had seven puppies and 21 handlers visit our facility to allow them to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of an ambulance. Paramedic Krista Benner gave each of them the royal tour.

This club is run by all volunteers. They only work with dogs that have been bred within the organization. The puppies begin training at seven weeks until roughly 18 months. They are then placed with their forever homes helping those in need.

We plan to host this group on a regular basis and they will also be providing training to all of our crews so they become familiar with how to work with service dogs.
Find us at these events
Parkland Library Touch-A-Truck: September 18 from 9 a.m. - noon at Springhouse Middle School.

Allentown Police Athletic League's 2nd Annual Softball Tournament: September 18 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Alton Park, Allentown.

Woodlawn Fire Co. Open House: October 4

LVHN Car Seat Safety Check: October 6 and November 10 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at 4300 Broadway. Reserve your spot, here.

Whitehall Parade: October 7 at 7 p.m.

South Whitehall Township Fall Festival: October 9 at 11 a.m. at Covered Bridge Park.

Coplay Halloween Parade: October 19 at 7 p.m.

South Whitehall Township Spooktacular: October 22 at 5 p.m. at Covered Bridge Park.
Upcoming Classes
Broaden your horizon and take a class with us!

Cetronia Ambulance Corps has a few upcoming classes for those that may be interested.

Educational Methodology for Local Level Instructors - This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to present training programs in an organized and professional classroom setting. 

EMSVO - Learn how to operate an ambulance.

We also have multiple CPR Re-certification classes to choose from.

Find more here, here.