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Marion County EMS (MO) Ambulance Decon

The department is now using blue light technology to protect patients and crew members from COVID-19.

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Battery Pilot Program Underway at Leon County EMS (FL)

Leon County EMS (FL) has equipped two ambulances with idle-reduction technology and is predicting annual fuel savings of five thousand gallons.

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Grants Awarded to Schuylkill County (PA) Fire and EMS

It was announced Thursday that 97 Schuylkill County (PA) fire departments and EMS companies will be receiving more than $1.2 million in grants from the annual Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program. This program, according to Shook News, provides funding to local first responders across the state for eligible projects. These grants go toward upgrades, new equipment and ...

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Polk County (FL) Fire Rescue Implements RFID Tracking System for Meds

The department will roll the system out over time into 26 trucks that experience the highest call volume. If successful, it will investigate equipping the whole fleet.

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REV Group, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Spartan Emergency Response

Milwaukee, WI— REV Group, Inc. (NYSE: REVG), a manufacturer of specialty vehicle brands, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Spartan Emergency Response (Spartan ER), a designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom emergency response vehicles, cabs and chassis for the emergency response market, and its brands, from Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) effective February 1, 2020. Spartan ER was ...

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REV Ambulance Group Introduces Exclusive Emergency Responder Seat Belt Innovation in its Ambulances

MILWAUKEE, WI – REV Ambulance Group showcased Per4Max, an innovative, game-changing seat belt system, in all its ambulances at EMS World Expo 2019, including AEV, Horton, McCoy Miller, Road Rescue and Wheeled Coach. Designed by IMMI, Per4Max is the new seat belt technology with four-point restraints which allows emergency responders the flexibility to do their jobs while buckled in. Per4Max ...

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D.C. Fire & EMS Implements Technology-Secured Safe for Specific Drugs

CARLSBAD, CA—When it comes to saving lives, every first responder knows that seconds can make the difference between life or death. That’s why, when Maryland-based security dealer Pro Tech Systems was tasked by the District of Columbia Fire & Emergency Medical Services to develop a technology-secured ‘safe’ to transport DEA Schedule II substances on its fleet of emergency service vehicles, ...

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Building the ‘Simbulance’: An Ambulance Simulator

Simulation is recommended by the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) as an important part of EMS training.¹ In 2015, NAEMSE released a vision paper concurrently with the Simulation Use in Paramedic Education Research (SUPER) study.² Although the study focused on paramedic programs, many of the same principles apply to EMT training. Simulation in healthcare education overall is a critical ...

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Ambulance Designs Evolving to Meet Specific Customer Needs

Standardized lines of ambulance models continue to see strong customer support, but most manufacturers also are altering their designs to accommodate specific requests from end users. Ambulance designs are changing to reflect not only safety concerns from customers but also specific requirements for equipment placement. Steve Rowland, regional sales manager for USA South at Demers Ambulances USA Inc., says that many ...

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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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