Two or 3 staff members of CVAS only know some basic sign language. ***IT IS NOT GUARANTEED THEY WILL BE ON SCENE WHEN CALLED FOR THEIR ATTENTION!***
A packet of basic sign language is placed in each ambulance that is available to assist our crews communicate with deaf patients. The packet includes simple A-Z letter hand signing, and phrases, such as "Are you hurt" , "Where is your pain", "Are you having trouble breathing.. and more. The packet also includes pictures to help EMS crews communicate various patient needs.
3320 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624