TEMPLE TERRACE - To Fire Chief Keith Chapman, their value was obvious.
Having experienced first-hand the life-saving potential of ultrasound machines when he worked several years ago in Tampa General Hospital's emergency room, he dreamed of possessing similar transportable tools for the city's 45-member team of firefighter-paramedics.
His vision recently turned into reality when his department received three such interior body scan machines, each valued at $18,000. They were funded through a state Emergency Medical Services grant and the county's Community Investment Tax.
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