LVAC members learn ‘vital signs’

Jeff Bono, left, and Jerren Myers, were among emergency service providers to learn important sign language terminology during a training session March 29 presented by Pamela Rohring and Timothy Kelly from St. Mary's School for the Deaf. Photo by Buffalo News.

When LVAC responded to a call for an unresponsive woman whose primary caregiver was deaf, the crew had difficulty finding out the patient’s medical history and events leading up to the incident.

In an effort to provide an ever-growing list of services to our community, LVAC Vice President Jeff Bono reached out to St. Mary’s School for the Deaf (SMSD) in Buffalo.

Bono met with the school’s superintendent, Tim Kelly, who was very excited to partner with LVAC and provide sign language training.

LVAC hosted two very successful and well-attended days of training on March 29 and 30. The sessions were led by Pamela Rohring, an Alumna and employee of SMSD who is an expert in American Sign Language (ASL). The training covered such topics as deaf culture, the ABCs of ASL, and some emergency hand signals.

WKBW Channel 7 was there to document it. Watch their report below:

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