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St. Albans Fire Department hosts LVAD Training Event on March 21st, enhancing emergency responder skills. Free to attend

St. Albans Fire Department Partners with UK Med Center for Essential LVAD Training Event

St. Albans, WV – The St. Albans Fire Department, in collaboration with the University of Kentucky Medical Center, is excited to announce a specialized LVAD Training Event focused on Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs), set to take place at the St. Albans Fire Department Central Station on March 21st, 2024, from 10 am to 12 pm. This event is aimed at equipping emergency service providers with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively respond to patients with LVADs in emergency situations.

As LVADs become more common in the treatment of heart disease, the need for first responders to be familiar with these devices is more critical than ever. The training session will cover the recognition of LVADs, basic operation principles, and crucial considerations for patient assessment and treatment, ensuring that emergency responders can provide the best possible care to patients relying on these life-saving devices.

LVAD Training Event Highlights:

  • Expert-Led Training: Participants will receive training from experts in the field, offering in-depth insights into the mechanics and operation of LVADs.
  • Hands-On Learning: The session will include practical advice on handling emergency situations involving LVAD patients, enhancing the preparedness of first responders.
  • Networking Opportunities: Attendees can connect with other emergency service professionals, fostering a community of well-informed responders.

The St. Albans Fire Department and UK Med Center are proud to offer this training free of charge to any emergency service agency, demonstrating their commitment to the health and safety of the community. With at least one LVAD patient currently residing in St. Albans and more expected in the future, this training is not just beneficial but necessary for local emergency services.

Registration Information:

Space for this event is limited, and interested participants are encouraged to register early to secure their spot. To register, please email the attendee’s Name, Agency, and Contact Number to Lieutenant Collins at [email protected]. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

About St. Albans Fire Department:

Established in 1906, the St. Albans Fire Department in West Virginia is committed to protecting and serving the community, focusing on emergency response and fire prevention education. As an ISO Class 2 professional fire department, we pride ourselves on our proactive approach to community risk reduction and aggressive hazard mitigation. Our team is fully staffed and dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of service, ensuring the safety and well-being of the communities we serve through continuous training and education.

For more information, please contact:

Lieutenant Collins
Email: [email protected]
St. Albans Fire Department Central Station
51 6th Avenue, St. Albans, WV

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St. Albans Fire Department

City of St. Albans, WV

We are a fully staffed ISO Class 2 professional fire department and take pride in proactive community risk reduction, combined with aggressive hazard mitigation.


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St. Albans Fire Department
Central Station
51 6th Avenue
St. Albans, WV 25177
United States

Contact Email:
[email protected]

Contact Phone:
(304) 727-9722



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