Beginning in 2003, the West JAD Medics, in cooperation with the Crosby Fire Department, the Crosby 5th grade School Teachers, Principal Kiersten Rogers, Dare Officer Corporal Schmitt, local businesses and Community Safety Net, have presented a Safety Awareness Program just prior to the end of the school year. This program is named the CHASE program, which stands for Children’s Awareness to Safety Education. The program is written by Community Safety Net, a company which has compiled the material into a very nice spiral bound book and DVD which includes a first aid guide, safety education on many relevant topics, certificates, games and even a contest for a free computer for one nation-wide winner in the United States. In 2003 and in 2012 the computer winners were from Crosby Elementary.
The goal is to present the program to the children and send the materials home to continue the training with siblings and parents, reinforcing good safety habits for a lifetime for the family.
The Western Joint Ambulance District, known locally as West JAD, is a
multi-community tiered Paramedic Service founded by the community leaders
and the local Fire Chiefs to provide advanced life support to our community
residents and visitors in conjunction with the local Fire Departments and
Emergency Medical Services. West Jad was established in
November of 1995 and began operations on the street on July 1, 1996.
The original communities participating were the
The District has served approximately 2200 patients per year while serving in the five communities, and staffed one medic in each community. With the District’s downsizing to the Crosby and Whitewater coverage, the current call volume is approximately 1000 per year.
Additional services provided for the communities in the District are
First Aid and CPR courses, Babysitting Courses, EMT tutoring, Paramedic and
EMT student clinical rotations.