Nonprofit Highlight: Cooper Landing Emergency Services

Cooper Landing Emergency Services, Inc. purchased an advanced pediatric care kit with a mini-grant from Seward Community Foundation. The Handtevy Pediatric System is a pediatric resuscitation kit and the leading platform for prehospital intervention in child patients.

Cooper Landing Emergency Services (CLES)operates a volunteer fire and emergency medical agency with a volunteer roster. The agency staffs a basic life support ambulance service with over 20 medically qualified personnel that range from Emergency Trauma Technicians to Advanced EMTs. Out of one central location, CLES provides the primary transporting ambulance agency outside the cities of Seward, Soldotna, and Girdwood on the Eastern Peninsula. CLES responds to highway calls on the Seward and Sterling Highways for the Moose Pass zip code from MP 38 of the Seward Highway to MP 75 at the Borough Boundary. If Seward Volunteer Ambulance cannot respond, CLES is the secondary priority dispatch for medical transport calls within Moose Pass.

With the implementation of the Handtevy system, responding Emergency Medical providers will be equipped with the proper tools and information to treat pediatric patients quickly. As pediatric calls are often some of the most harrowing, the Handtevy system takes memory reliance out of the equation as integrated components allow caregivers to perform real-time verification for high acuity medications, ensure accurate documentation, and facilitate downstream notification to clinical teams. This purchase will ensure CLES’s ability to effectively respond to emergencies involving local children and visiting ones on trips to the Kenai Peninsula. 

Funding for this grant came from the Seward Community Unrestricted Grantmaking Fund.

By Ryan Fisher, SCF Advisor