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How to Fix 911

The phone rang at 4:43 a.m. on March 27, 2007. Patty Michaels, a dispatcher at a 911 call center in Belleville, Ill., picked up. On the other end, a woman screamed for help. She...
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Announcing the App that Prepares You for an Emergency and Guides You to Safety

(ATLANTA) To make emergency preparation more accessible, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA) and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) have partnered to create the Ready Georgia mobile app. The free app, available...
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It’s About Time: Why Georgia Needs a Trauma System Now

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Georgia EMS Statistics

Numbers 0f EMS personnel (as of the May 2011 renewal period): EMT-Basics, 628; EMT-Intermediates, 10,143; paramedics, 6,335; and CTs, 58. Number of licensed vehicles (public and private) in the state: 2,410. Numbers of EMS...
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Georgia EMS Adopts New Scope of Progress

EMT-Basic. Skills include: Those taught in the DOT EMT-Basic course updated in 1994. However, although this level is certified in Georgia and taught in the technical colleges, this level is not certified to work...
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Travel Times to Trauma Centers Getting Longer

EMS World One hour can spell the difference between life and death for victims of severe injury, but about a quarter of Americans now have to travel farther to reach the nearest hospital trauma...
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If you love to text and drive, 2 bad 4U

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (June 7, 2011) By Ariel Hart On Friday , Gov. Sonny Perdue signed two bills (SB 360, HB 23) banning texting behind the wheel and limiting cell phone use....
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Tacoma Firefighters Describe Response to Reno Air Show Tragedy

Kathleen Merryman The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash Oct. 01–Three Tacoma firefighters went to September’s Reno Air Races to revel in aviation’s living history. Instead, they battled death on the tarmac. Former Army paratrooper Jeff...
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