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Cypress Creek EMS in Texas Deploys Axon Fleet In-Car Video System

Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, a 911 EMS provider in North Harris County, Texas, will deploy 37 Axon Fleet 2 in-car video systems across the agency’s emergency service vehicles. Each in-car video system includes a forward-facing and rear-facing camera and is backed by the digital evidence management system, Axon Evidence. “We look forward to furthering our partnership with Axon by rolling ...

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Horton Participates in Ambulance Rollover Demo at IMMI

By Chris Mc Loone The REV Group’s Horton brand recently participated in a rollover demonstration at IMMI’s headquarters in Westfield, Indiana. Before watching the demonstration, IMMI invited guests to take a tour of its facility. What impressed me about the tour was how much IMMI is involved with. Have kids? More than likely the straps on your son or daughter’s ...

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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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Why EMS Cross-Training is a Great Idea

A good firefighter is a cross-trained firefighter. Members who know how best to be an engine company member AND a ladder company member are imperative to a well-run fire department. Anybody who has donned turnout gear knows this and prides himself on his ability to adapt to whatever task that needs doing on whichever crew. Being assigned to either an ...

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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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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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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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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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