Wednesday, June 29, 2016

EMT Programs at United Heart Training Center

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EMT Certification Course:

Learn to become in EMT in our state-of-the-art simulation center. Our 6 week full time and 10-week part time courses offer you the opportunity to begin a career in emergency medicine by providing an outstanding technical and practical learning experience. We work with hospitals, ambulance companies, and fire departments to ensure that you will get the most out of the State-required clinical hours. You will get experience not only in how the different emergency medicine providers function individually, but also how they function in concert in emergency settings.

UHTC instructors include physicians, nurses, paramedics, and EMTs with BLS Transport, hospital and 911 experience. Our instructors wrote the book on EMT, literally, with several of us contributing to major Emergency Medical Services (EMS) publications in use today, including our course textbook.

Our courses require less time than those offered by most community colleges and adult education centers, but provide more instruction than “accelerated” EMT courses, which traditionally have a lower success rate both in the course and in the national certification exams. We feel this balance gives students the best opportunity to learn and be successful. Completion of the course enables students to take the national examination administered by the NREMT, which is required by the State of California before certification as an EMT.

EMT Refresher Course:

This course is designed for currently certified EMTs who need continuing education units and skills testing for recertification.

Our 24-hour course combines lecture and skills components with the latest equipment available in the EMT field and will refresh your skills and provide updated information. Our instructors are all experienced EMTs and Paramedics.

After successful completion of this course, the student will receive 24 CEUs and be awarded a completed California EMT Skills Competency Verification Form (EMSA-SCV 08/10) and the appropriate skills verification for the NREMT.

This course meets California recertification and transition course requirements. Additional CEUs are required for NREMT recertification.

UHTC also offers a 1 day EMT Skills Verification for those needing to re-certify.

What Our Program Covers

United Heart Training Center’s EMT program meets or exceeds all requirements of the State of California and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) examination standards. We are approved by Solano County’s EMS agency, and are proudly affiliated with Solano College, NorthBay Hospital, and several other clinical experience providers. The course includes approximately 200 hours of training, including lecture, skills practice, and enrichment activities (such as field trips and guest lecturers).

United Heart Training Center’s EMT Certification program covers all areas of emergency response and care, including (but not limited to):

  • Assessing patients to determine the nature and severity of an illness or injury
  • Performing life-saving treatments in the field and during transport
  • Using and maintaining the ambulance and patient care equipment
  • Managing emergency scenes and personnel
  • Comforting and reassuring patients and family members
  • Assisting paramedics in treatment of patients requiring a higher level of care
  • Creating accurate and complete documentation for each patient contact

Before graduation, students must successfully complete a minimum of 24 clinical hours. Our contracts with local hospitals, ambulance companies, and fire departments ensure that every student will have numerous opportunities to complete their required 10 patient contacts during these hours.


Pre-Admission Requirements for the EMT Certification Course:

To enroll in the UHTC EMT program, you must meet the following prerequisites before you can begin the course. Most are mandated by law, or are required by providers (hospitals and emergency rooms) so that you can complete the State-required clinical hours:

  • Be 18 years of age by the first day of class.
  • Complete a medical exam (contact us for exact requirements before your exam).
  • Provide documentation of required immunizations.
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Attend a mandatory orientation class (approximately three hours)

Admission Requirements for the EMT Refresher Course:

To qualify for the EMT Refresher Course, you must hold a valid EMT Certification, that must not have expired more than 6 months prior to taking the Refresher Course. There are no exceptions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is an EMT?

An EMT is a healthcare professional trained to provide emergency care to sick and injured patients. EMTs care for emergency and non-emergency patients, transport patients to hospital emergency rooms and other healthcare facilities (e.g. dialysis, wound care), and assist with large scale incidents. As an EMT you will usually work as part of a team of responders who together ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

What can I do as an EMT?

There are many jobs available to Emergency Medical Technicians. Most EMTs begin by working on an ambulance, often starting with BLS transport before moving into the 911 system. EMTs also work as Emergency Medical Dispatchers (a 911 operator), as security guards, in refineries or other manufacturing plants, in law enforcement, or as emergency room technicians in hospitals. EMT is also a prerequisite to work for most fire departments in California. After working in the field, most EMTs go on to attain more education in medicine by attending Nursing school or becoming a paramedic.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Body Shop Tour - Rudy's Auto Body

Josh gives us a tour of the shop at Rudy's Auto Body.

A Bit of History of Rudy's Auto Body:

Family owned and operated since 1962, Rudy's Auto Body has provided the greater Solano County area with precision auto body repair and painting.

At Rudy's Auto Body, we work with all makes and models. The quality of our work and attention to detail is unparalleled. Additionally, we use only the finest tools and equipment. Unlike the typical auto body shop, our facility and equipment is immaculate, and this same level of attention is carried out on all of our repair and servicing tasks.

We are not only technicians, but also enthusiasts of the fine marques that we repair.

If you would like to stop by and see the facility, we will be happy to give you a tour, and discuss the various components and features of your automobile. We have the necessary knowledge, equipment, and facility to handle all of your automobile’s paint, body, and chassis repairs.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Ramirez Custom Overhead Doors Since 1987

Ramirez Custom Overhead Doors
615 Merchant St.
Vacaville, CA 95688

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Phone: (707) 451-2700
Llc # 603355

Northern California Garage Door Experts 

Your trusted source for affordable custom garage doors

Ramirez Custom Overhead Doors is Northern California’s source for quality, low cost garage doors. We are a locally owned, father and son full service garage door company proud to have served the needs of residents in Napa, Solano and the surrounding area since 1987.

Whether you’re ready to replace your current garage door to enhance the curb appeal and add value to your home, want to install a garage door opener or need emergency garage door repair, our team of experts are here to help you make the best choices.

We provide quality products from industry leaders like Clopay® and LiftMaster®, and back them up with knowledge, experience, and a commitment to honesty, integrity and affordable prices. Don't be tricked into buying a part you don't need or risk being over-charged. You have our word that we have your best interests at heart, with the goal of making you a life-long, loyal customer.

Ramirez is a member of the California Operator & Door Association.

We were voted “Best Garage Door Company” in the Vacaville Reporter’s Best of Vacaville reader’s poll in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pacific Power & Systems - Licensed Industrial and Commercial Electrical Contractor

(707) 437-2300 
4970 Peabody Rd 
Fairfield, CA 94533

Contractor Lic #458315
w/ C-7 & C-10

Dir #1000000158

All our electricians are NICET certified.

Members of:
  • ABC--Associated Builders and Contractor's Association
  • Western Electrical Contractor's Association
  • CAFAA--California Automatic Fire Alarm Association
  • NFPA--National Fire Protection Association
  • State Certified Electicians

Licensed industrial, commercial electrical contractor serving Solano County since 1984. PPS provides electrical service work, small and large scale electrical construction projects. Low voltage systems service and installation including fire alarm, paging, bell, clock, and nurse call systems. Certified electricians and factory trained staff offer expertise in all areas of electrical construction, maintenance, and service.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

How To Check Transmission Fluid Level - Nor Cal Performance

Alan demonstrates how to check transmission fluid. 

About Nor Cal Performance:

We are a family owned full service auto repair shop in West Sacramento, California. We offer comprehensive automotive maintenance & repair for all foreign and domestic vehicles. As a Napa AutoCare Center, we take pride in offering our customers quality auto repair at a fair price. Our ASE Certified Technicians go from start to finish to repair your car, truck, suv, or van no matter what the problem including fleet maintenance and repair, brakes, oil change, tune up, transmission, electrical, alignment, diagnostics, etc. We are a STAR certified test and repair smog station.

Friday, June 17, 2016

A Box Van Can Do A Lot Of Things Inexpensively - Nor Cal Ford Truck Club

Note: Please turn sound up!

Tom Garcia of Marathon Truck Body shows off a 14' Dry Van Body mounted on an E350 Cutaway Chassis. Check out the Lift-Assist on the cargo ramp! Those things are heavy, but this feature sure makes it easy. Sometimes it is the simplest things that are meaningful, like that sliding door without rattles.

Since a Dry Van Body is just a box on wheels, there is so many modifications that can be made to make it more useful for individual company use, such as, side doors, walk-up side door openings, windows, translucent roof, E-Track, plywood lining, Gelcoat lining with added insulation for refrigeration to just keep things cool or to keep them frozen. Plus there is the ramp as shown, liftgates, railgates, swing-away doors rather than roll-up doors and the list goes on and on.

This video was shot at a Nor Cal Ford Truck Club event in October 2015

About Nor Cal Ford Truck Club:

Our purpose is fulfilled by providing an opportunity and atmosphere for Northern California Ford Dealers to network with like-minded dealers, grow new or expand old friendships, have some good old fashioned fun together, learn a few things that help us in our business, and create partnerships for greater success.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Stop By And Check Out Julz Ice Cream & Candy!

Julz Ice Cream and Candies, formerly known as Naidu’s Ice cream has been a family owned business in West Sacramento for the past 23 years. We are a wholesale Novelty warehouse specializing in brand names like Blue Bunny, Good Humor, Its It, Nestle, Haagen Dazs, Wonder, Foster Farms, Ben & Jerry’s, M & M Mars, Delicias, and Rich’s to name a few.  We serve the local ice cream truck vendors, mini marts, schools, Churches, Company picnics, and General Public in any event that needs ice cream. 

My father, Mr. Naidu started as an ice cream vendor on the streets of Dixon, California, 30 years ago.  We all grew up selling ice cream on the streets of Dixon.  As soon as we got our driver’s license, our father gave us an ice cream truck to teach us responsibility and the value of a hard earned dollar.  Even till this day, we are known as THE ICE CREAM family in Dixon.  I remember throwing candies out from the trucks at the Dixon Mayfair Parade.  Good times!!!

Today our pride and joy is this wholesale novelty warehouse, which is operated by husband Ravi, my two son’s Shivam and Avineet and myself, Julz.  We are open seven days a week from 8am to 1pm, weather permitting.  Our hours change for the winter months. But whether hot or cold, ice cream is a treat that everyone loves to eat, stop by and check us out!!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Fuso Italian Restaurant in Vacaville Serves Sunday Brunch!

Fuso Italian Restaurant 
 535-A Main Street 
Vacaville, CA 95687 
Sundays From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

All Specials are served with assorted Breakfast Breads and Fresh Fruit Cup
and a Glass of Champagne

Smoked Salmon Benedict 
Traditional Eggs Benedict
California Omelet
Steak and Eggs
Italian Scramble 
Strawberry Waffle Breakfast 

Kids Eggs $8.95 

Located in Downtown Vacaville, Fuso Italian Restaurant came to being for one purpose. The word fuso means many things, but the most important lies within our goal to bring together good food and good people, with a hope that from this fusion good things will follow. While our main style falls back on Italian, we cook our seasonal dishes towards more American cuisine. Our daily specials are just that, they change daily, and they rely heavily on what is locally available to our chefs.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Landlord and Tenant Solution For Measuring Electric Use

Quadlogic has provided electric submetering systems for residential and commercial customers for 25 years. Our patented Power Line Communications technology is what sets us apart. By utilizing a building's existing power lines to transmit metered data, no additional wiring or meter readers are required. Leading electrical contractors, property owners and property managers depend on the accuracy and reliability of our equipment. Our meters are also capable of receiving pulse data from water, gas and BTU meters for a complete utility metering solution.

At Frontline Environmental Technologies, we have a wide variety of solutions for many business needs. See more at

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Contractors Trust the FSI Guarantee - First Service Insurance

First Service Insurance has made serving small to medium size businesses our first priority since opening our doors in 1997. Today, thousands of satisfied clients trust us with the coverage they need and rely on us for the service they want.

We earn our reputation by providing what you want and then going beyond to deliver the unexpected. Here’s what you get: First, you are handed your own dedicated support team made of licensed pros who really know construction coverage. Next, you get our fully-staffed certificate department at the ready. After that, anytime you need us you have the most highly-experienced group of specialty insurance people in the business. Wrapping it all up, you get a guarantee that puts in writing that you will continue to get this service all the time.

With us, you get the specialist in the field. The best. You usually expect to pay more for this level of service, but the people we serve happily report that our premiums are actually better. And, of course, no one else has the huge advantage of our experienced service and our written guarantee on top of it all.

Remember, with us it’s more than a slogan, we are Working for Contractors™.

The service I get from First Service is simply put - PERFECT!” –T.D. in NB

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Connections For Life - Independent & Supported Living Services

Since 1993 Connections For Life, formerly known as Solano Supported Living Services - a program within USARC/PACE, has been serving Solano County by creating and providing quality services that expand opportunities for personal freedom, choice and independence for adults with intellectual disabilities to develop the behaviors, attitudes, skills, physical and emotional tolerance and productivity necessary to be successful in an integrated community.

The five principles of a supported living service include:
  • A home of one's own 
  • Choice and self-directed 
  • Relationships 
  • Community membership 
  • Flexible, tailored supports and services

Our Mission:

"Empowering people with disabilities by providing services that promote independence, equality and integration."

Many adults who come into our program haven't enjoyed these elements in their daily living. We take pride in creating custom support systems for adults with intellectual disabilities who choose to live in an integrated community with their non-disabled peers. We encourage them to create a life that is safe, healthy and this often results in their happiness. They have dreams, set goals and many of them get to live their dream life!

Our Services:

Independent Living Services

Independent Living Services offers structured life skills training for those facing less barriers to living in the community independently.

Supported Living Services

Supported Living Services offers custom tailored support for those who have intense medical, behavioral, psychiatric needs, often needing up to 24 hour support. Connections For Life is devoted to creating quality services which expand opportunities for personal freedom, choice, and independence, to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities in the environments of their choice.

Areas of Support:
  • Autonomy and Person Centered Choice
  • Personal Budgeting and Income Management
  • Family/Child Community Resources
  • Physical and Mental Health Support
  • Medication Management
  • Personal and Community Safety
  • Healthy Hygiene and Appearance
  • Relating with Peers
  • Integrated Meaningful Activity
  • Personal and Community Mobility
  • Informed Choice and Self Advocacy
  • Accessing Public Resources 


The success of our programs depends on support from our community members and businesses. Your tax deductible gift means we can continue our unique and specialized attention to those with intellectual disabilities. Connections For Life is a non-profit organization registered with the State of California and a 501(c)(3) organization recognized by the IRS.
  • Call 707-455-1792 to donate household items 
  • Donate securities or make a planned gift 
  • Designate a United Way gift or ask your company to match your gift 
  • Become a volunteer

Donations to Connections For Life may be addressed to:

Connections For Life
419 Mason Street, Suite 109
Vacaville, CA 95688

For additional information, please contact:
Edith Thomas Executive Director
Phone: (707) 455-1792 ext. 202
Fax: (707) 455-1794

Friday, June 3, 2016