SPOTLIGHT: ST. MARY MEDICAL CENTER BY CHRISTOPHER SHEID SAVING BABIES' LIVES EMS partnering with fire department to prevent infant deaths Hobart firefighters (left to right) Isa Esquivel, David Hansen and Cory Federico, and Hobart Fire Chief Brian Kerr, display the safe-sleep literature and safe-sleep sacks that the department has on emergency vehicles to provide to parents. 50 FA L L 2 0 1 7 More babies will be sleeping safe in their cribs thanks to a partnership between St. Mary Medical Center Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Hobart Fire Department. The two organizations are working together to provide infant safety training and education to fire and EMS personnel. Robert Quinn, St. Mary Medical Center paramedic program director and an EMS educator, is teaching the two-hour training session. Quinn prepares responders to evaluate a home for potential infant hazards and then explain to parents, in a helpful and nonjudgmental manner, how they can create a safer sleep environment for their babies.