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Preston City Council approves Preston Emergency Service to purchase


Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

The Stryker Power Cot is guaranteed to reduce cot related injuries. Preston Emergency Services was granted permission to invest in this new equipment with the support of AGSTAR, Preston Fire Department, and Preston City Council. Photo submitted

Preston Emergency Service receives $2,500 grant from AGSTAR. Preston Emergency used the grant along with funds given by Preston Fire Department to Purchase a Masimo Rad-57 Carbon Monoxide Oximeter. This device is able to read oxygen levels and carbon monoxide levels which are attached to hemoglobin. Our current monitor cannot read the difference between oxygen and CO, which will result in a false reading of the oxygen level. This monitor will be used to treat victims of carbon monoxide poisonings also used during fire rehab.

Preston City Council approves Preston Emergency Service to purchase Stryker Power Cot and Lucas CPR device.

The Stryker Power Cot is guaranteed by Stryker to reduce cot related injuries. Forty seven percent of EMS workers have sustained back related injuries with a majority of injuries caused by lifting or lowering patients. The Stryker Power Cot is powered by a 24 volt battery that operates a hydraulic system that lifts and lowers the cot with a touch of a bottom reducing the need for our volunteers to strain their backs lifting the cot and patients. The cot was also ordered with the optional XPS (expandable patient surface) which includes a wider and thicker mattress and side rails that adjust to seven different positions to give additional surface area to allow our patient to have a more comfortable ride.

The Lucas CPR system is a mechanical device that provides CPR automatically to a patient who is in cardiac arrest. For Preston EMS the Lucas system highlights two topics; advanced patient care and staff efficiency. One of the most important and demanding calls we can be on is a cardiac arrest with CPR. Manual CPR is very exhausting physically and mentally. With our minimum two person crew a CPR attempt can be very difficult without additional volunteers being called upon for assistance. With the Lucas System, CPR can be administered with minimal staffing and provide better quality compressions. During manual CPR the national average hands off time is 22 percent and increases to nearly 29 percent during transport; our on-scene and transport time to meet Advanced Life Support or to Mayo Clinic averages 60 minutes. Lucas system can be placed on the patient and allow a crew of two to transport to the nearest location and reduce that hands off time to 9 percent and increase the blood flow by as much as 60 percent. With the Lucas CPR system a single patient can be administered an additional 13 .....
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Bond rating upgrade for Preston

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

City administrator Joe Hoffman announced good news for the city at the council’s December 3 meeting. Standard and Poors in a random review raised the city’s bond rating from AA- to AA (stable). This is especially good news as the city is plann ..... 
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Kay Sunde

Wed, Dec 4th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Kay Sunde, 72, of Preston, Minn. died Monday, December 2, 2013. Kay was born September 26, 1941 in Spring Valley, Minn. to Irving and Beatrice (Jerred) Applen. She graduated from Wykoff High School and later in life received her LPN degree from Ro ..... 
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Doris Marie Prinsen

Tue, Dec 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Doris Marie Prinsen, age 94, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Preston, Minn., passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Hospice of Arizona (Greenfield House) in Mesa. Doris was born in Preston on May 21, 1919, to John and Mary (Ledebo ..... 
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Give to the Max Day: Presentation of award to Fillmore Central

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Fillmore Central will again be the recipient of the challenge award between the Preston Area Community Foundation and the Spring Valley Community Foundation. The presentation will be on Tuesday, December 3 at the boys basketball game between Fillmo ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Grace Marie Sheridan

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Joe and Jessica Kniepke Sheridan of Columbia, Md., wish to announce the birth of their baby girl, Grace Marie, born on October 30, 2013.

Traditions of Preston under new ownership

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Roger Carlsen, of Mantorville, Minn., has taken ownership of Traditions of Preston located in Preston, Minn. Roger states that he has been looking to purchase an assisted care facility for quite some time and found Traditions of Preston to be just ..... 
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Gertrude “Gert” Kneeskern

Mon, Nov 25th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Gertrude “Gert” Kneeskern, 70, of Richland, died early Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at her home in Richland. She was born June 16, 1943, in Wrenshall, Minn., to Gilbert and Harriet DeJarlis Wolf. Gert grew up in northern Minnesota and graduated fro ..... 
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Discussion initiated for Preston Community Center

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

At the Preston City Council’s November 19 meeting Mayor Kurt Reicks began a discussion concerning a community center. Reicks had been approached by the Fillmore County Ag Society as to the possibility of working together to make a community cen ..... 
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