Emergency Medical Services

First Aid Kits

Fremont County EMS has First Aid Kits available for sale at the Fremont County Annex Building for $10. These kits include:

  • 1 - Roller Gauze 2 inches by 4 yds
  • 3 - Sterile Gauze Pads 3 inches by 3 inches
  • 2 - Non-Adherent Pads 2 inches by 3 inches
  • 15 - Adhesive Bandages ¾ inches by 3 inches
  • 5 - Adhesive Bandages 1 inches by 3 inches
  • 5 - Adhesive Bandages 1 ½ inches by 1 ½ inches
  • 1 - Adhesive Bandages 2 inches by 4 ½ inches
  • 1 - Fingertip Bandage
  • 1 - Knuckle Bandage
  • 4 - BZK Towelettes
  • 1 - Instant Ice Pack
  • 1 - Hydrocortisone 0.9 grams Pack
  • 2 - Triple Antibiotic 0.9 grams Packs
  • 2 - Hand Sanitizer 0.9 grams Packs
  • 1 - Roll First Aid Tape ½ inches by 2 ½ yards
  • 1 - Pair of Scissors
  • 1 - Pair of Tweezers
  • 1 - Pair Vinyl Gloves
  • 1 - CPR Barrier
  • 1 - First Aid Instruction Guide

The kit comes in 4 ½ inches by 7 inches nylon pouch and is perfect for your ATV, snowmachine, glove compartment, 72-hour kit, backpack, etc.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

The information contained here is to be used as an informational resource, but cannot replace real CPR or first aid training. Please try to attend a CPR or first aid training course in your community. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) consists of mouth-to-mouth respiration and chest compression. CPR allows oxygenated blood to circulate to vital organs such as the brain and heart. CPR can keep a person alive until more advanced procedures (such as defibrillation - an electric shock to the chest) can treat the cardiac arrest. CPR started by a bystander doubles the likelihood of survival for victims of cardiac arrest.

Modern CPR developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The discoverers of mouth-to-mouth ventilation were Drs. James Elam and Peter Safar. Though mouth-to-mouth resuscitation was described in the Bible (mostly performed by midwives to resuscitate newborns) it fell out of practice until it was rediscovered in the 1950s.

In early 1960 Drs. Kouwenhoven, Knickerbocker, and Jude discovered the benefit of chest compression to achieve a small amount of artificial circulation. Later in 1960, mouth-to-mouth and chest compression were combined to form CPR similar to the way it is practiced today.

Facts About CPR

  • Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in adults. Most arrests occur in persons with underlying heart disease.
  • CPR doubles a person's chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest.
  • 75% of all cardiac arrests happen in people's homes.
  • The typical victim of cardiac arrest is a man in his early 60's and a woman in her late 60's.
  • Cardiac arrest occurs twice as frequently in men compared to women.
  • CPR was invented in 1960.
  • There has never been a case of HIV transmitted by mouth-to-mouth CPR.
  • In sudden cardiac arrest the heart goes from a normal heartbeat to a quivering rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). This happens in approximately two-thirds of all cardiac arrests. VF is fatal unless an electric shock, called defibrillation, can be given. CPR does not stop VF but CPR extends the window of time in which defibrillation can be effective.
  • CPR provides a trickle of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart and keeps these organs alive until defibrillation can shock the heart into a normal rhythm.
  • If CPR is started within 4 minutes of collapse and defibrillation provided within 10 minutes a person has a 40% chance of survival.