Mercy recently partnered with the Maryland Heights Fire Protection District for its annual Safety Day and Open House. The event attracted nearly 500 people from the community and was an opportunity for Mercy representatives to talk about safety, injury prevention and fit bike helmets.
Mercy volunteers fit nearly 100 helmets and educated kids along with adults about the importance of wearing a helmet to prevent head injuries. Paramedic students from St. Louis Community College also learned how to fit helmets and helped during the day.
Maryland Heights is one of nine fire districts and departments under Mercy’s medical direction.