Canyon County Paramedics and Ada County Paramedics Unite to Highlight Safe Infant Sleep Practices During SIDS Awareness Month

BOISE, Idaho – In light of October’s SIDS Awareness Month, Ada County Paramedics and Canyon County Paramedics have united to deliver “The ABCs of Safe Sleep,” to their respective communities promoting safe infant sleep education to caretakers across both counties. The ABCs of Safe Sleep, an acronym standing for Alone, on their Back in a Crib, is a nationwide initiative established to help protect infants from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). “When we get a 911 call from dispatch about a child not breathing. That’s the worse call we can get. That’s the call we fear,” Ada County Paramedics Battalion Chief Bart Buckendorf said. “We hope for a positive outcome with the child but too often that doesn’t happen. As a paramedic, it’s difficult. It changes you.” Canyon County Paramedics Deputy Chief Steve Blados said his agency recently added safe sleep graphics and verbiage to the back of its ambulances— the same messages and images Ada County Paramedics affixed to its fleet. “At Canyon County Paramedics, we’ve always said that our ambulances are moving billboards,” Blados said. So we thought it made sense to use those ‘billboards’ to spread messages related to public health, as Ada County Paramedics has.” The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) defines SIDS as a form of infant death that cannot be explained, while ...
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