Bradley EMS helps with heart study and other news from areas around Chattanooga

Bradley EMS helps with heart study and other news from areas around Chattanooga

May 5th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Local Regional News

Bradley EMS helps with heart study

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Members of Bradley County's emergency medical service have participated in a daylong study with Physio-Control, maker of the cardiac monitors carried in county ambulances.

Eleven experienced paramedics worked with a clinical specialist, design engineer and a sales representative from Physio-Control on future improvements to the device, according to a news release from EMS spokesman Stan Clark.

"These cardiac monitors have made a huge difference in assessing cardiac patients and can literally diagnose if a person is experiencing a heart attack. This allows paramedics to share the information with the emergency room physicians and it can be determined quickly where the patient needs to go for treatment," he said.

Grant to support historic area

RED CLAY, Tenn. - The National Environmental Education Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Friends of Red Clay State Historic Area to support programs at the site that will engage the community.

The Friends of Red Clay matched the grant and will use the money for programs such as hiking with a Cherokee herbalist/naturalist, classes on basket weaving and pottery and a summer workshop for area K-12 teachers offering a historic tour on Cherokee lands, according to a news release.

"This grant is not only helping us to enhance our already popular festivals, it is also allowing us to fulfill a whole new area of need," Tammera Hicks, president of Friends of Red Clay, said in the release.

Trail of Tears chapter to meet

ELLIJAY, Ga. - Don Wells, president of Mountain Stewards, will be the speaker when the Georgia chapter of the Trail of Tears Association meets Saturday at the Cartecay United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Ellijay.

Wells' topic will be the Indian Trails Project that began in 2009, according to a news release. The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 7269 Highway 52, East Ellijay, Ga.

The meeting is open and the public is invited. To learn more about the Mountain Stewards, visit

For more information on the Georgia chapter, visit

Archaeology Day set at Russell Cave

BRIDGEPORT, Ala. - There will be plenty of free, family-friendly events Saturday as Russell Cave National Monument hosts Archaeology Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT.

Speakers will discuss the sites and projects that have shaped our understanding of the region's prehistory and early archaeological investigations of forts along the Coosa River.

Park Ranger Larry Beane will demonstrate how to make stone tools, and children will use charcoal to draw rock illustrations.

There will be a spear-throwing demonstration at 12:30 p.m. and at 1 p.m., a presentation titled "Walking the Trail of Tears on the Benge Route."

To learn more, visit Facebook or the website,, or call 256-495-2672.