November 21, 2014
Rochester International Airport employees will participate in seizure recognition and response training during November, National Epilepsy Awareness Month. This training educates about different seizure types and how to properly respond to a seizure.
Vicki Snyder, outreach coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation of Southern Minnesota will provide the training open to all Airport staff. “More than 60,000 people in Minnesota have epilepsy, including many in southeastern Minnesota” Snyder said.
“Awareness classes teach people about different kinds of seizures,” Snyder said. “There are more than 40 kinds. We talk about the most common types of seizures and what to do and not to do when a seizure occurs. We focus on acceptance and trying to break down the stigma of epilepsy.”
“It is important for airport employees to be aware of various medical conditions because we interact with a high number of passengers daily, many of whom are traveling for medical care. We are appreciative of the Epilepsy Foundation for coming to the Airport to provide valuable training to our employees” said Marty Lenss, Executive Director of Rochester International Airport.
Vicky Snyder will conduct the training for Airport employees at 10:00am on November 24, 2014. To learn more about the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota or to get involved, visit
www.efmn.org or call (800) 779-0777.
Rochester International Airport is owned by the City of Rochester and operated by Rochester Airport Company. The Airport provides SE Minnesota with daily flights to Chicago on American Airlines and Minneapolis, Detroit and Atlanta on Delta Air Lines. Stay connected to RST at www.flyrst.com and on Facebook and Twitter.