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UC Davis Fire Department Gets Smaller Ambulance for Event Use

  The UC Davis Fire Department has a new way to squeeze through campus crowds on its way to medical emergencies: a pint-sized ambulance. Read more at ucdavis.edu   The six-wheeled, all-wheel-drive utility vehicle is roughly the size of a Mini Cooper but can carry EMTs and a patient on a full-sized cot through tight spaces or even off-road.   ...

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South Haven (IN) VFD Introduces New Ambulance, Renovated Fire Station

With a scissors and a firehose, officials anointed South Haven Volunteer Fire Department’s newly renovated and expanded William Spicer Station, and a new state-of-the art ambulance on Saturday. Read more at Chicago Tribune

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SoCal Lab Testing Autonomous Air Ambulance

Researchers in California are developing an autonomous drone ambulance that could help get people to a hospital or out of harm’s way in an emergency. Read more at CBS 5 – San Francisco   It is designed to rapidly fly a patient to a hospital or rendezvous point with a doctor.  Researchers envision the vehicle transporting people facing medical emergencies ...

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Improving response times, Bristol Virginia Fire Department will begin ambulances services

The city fire department in Bristol Virginia will begin providing ambulance services to the downtown area in July. The used ambulance cost the city about $17,000 to purchase. Fire Chief Mike Armstrong says the move stands to save tax payers nearly a $100,000. Read more at Wjhl   The truck will not only will it be used for ambulance calls ...

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EMS Drills for the Engine Company

Register now for this training event This is a different approach to proficient medical care by first-arriving engine companies at emergency scenes. Students are given methods to increase resourcefulness, thus improving comfort levels on medical emergencies. The focus is on how to challenge your engine company with patient assessment drills, CPR drills, and patient packaging drills. The presentation provides evidence ...

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Life Flight Network Launches New App for Hospitals and Emergency Responders

In emergency medicine, prompt medical attention can mean the difference between life and death. The faster a patient gets to definitive care, the better their chance of survival. Read more at PR Newswire   The free app is designed for use by approved agencies to send activation requests to Life Flight Network. Those agencies include hospitals, first responders, fire departments, ...

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Winchester (KY) Fire-EMS Fire Investigation Awarded Grant

Winchester Fire-EMS recently got a financial boost for its fire investigation division. The department was awarded a $2,077 grant from FM Global, an insurance company with an office in Lexington. The company offers grants every year, but departments that receive a grant can not receive another for three years, Winchester Fire-EMS firefighter Jonathan Beam said. Read more at www.winchestersun.com   ...

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New Gold Cross ambulance unique in region

The vehicle is specially outfitted with a TV and Xbox so kids can watch movies or play games on long trips. A new ambulance has joined the Gold Cross EMS fleet, and it has been outfitted and designed with children in mind. Read more at www.augustachronicle.com   While it is one of four Gold Cross ambulances fitted for neonatal and ...

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Magic Valley (ID) Paramedics Use New Rescue Truck

The Magic Valley Paramedic’s Special Operations Rescue Team used their new truck in Tuesday’s canyon rescue . In February, SORT bought the truck and were getting it ready to put a box mount on to hold equipment. Tuesday night was the second time it was called out. Read more at Kmvt Paramedic Isaac Baker said the new LED lights on ...

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Keep Your Students Engaged in the Classroom Through Teamwork

By BRIAN POND   Scenario: You are tasked with teaching an emergency medical services (EMS) drill on splinting to your crew. As you attempt to devise scenarios for the training, you ask yourself, “How am I going to get the crew to take this seriously? What if they get bored? Will the training be effective?” These thoughts can be intimidating ...

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