Strangulation E-Newsletter – March 2018

For this E-news, we zero-in on the role of Emergency Medical Personnel in handling non-fatal strangulation cases. We describe a toolkit of valuable resources for every paramedic. Emergency Medical Personnel include firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians/attendants. Our featured leader is Mayor Ken Shetter from the City of Burleson, Texas. He has demonstrated leadership in passing a ground-breaking new ordinance on the "Effective Response to Strangulation." Our featured resource is a training video clip of San Diego Firefighter and Paramedic Mitch Mendler, Joe Russo, Danielle Bebee and San Diego Police Detective Rena Hernandez (ret.), who demonstrate how to educate a victim about the danger of strangulation assaults to facilitate transport to a medical facility for further evaluation.