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Local EMS Team Takes 1st at Contest


Lauren King | | Sunday, August 3, 2008

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. -- For the first time in years, Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Medical Services sent a team to the regional North Carolina Paramedic Competition and placed first, ahead of the much larger Wake and New Hanover counties' services.

Jeffrey Davis, a full-time paramedic, and Josh Hammond, a part-time paramedic, are now qualified for the state competition, scheduled for Oct. 5 in Greensboro.

The regional competition consisted of a short written test and practical scenarios, such as a mock car wreck, for each organization's team, consisting of two paramedics.

Practical scenarios are designed to present problems that require rapid, thorough treatment, according to the state Web site. Skills during the scenario are performed on practice mannequins, said Jerry Newell, director of Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Medical Services.

Teams are also judged on professionalism, such as appearance, communications, organization, patient rapport, conduct and attitude, the state Web site said.

Newell said Davis and Hammond spent weeks practicing their skills in anticipation of the regional competition in Wilmington and will continue practicing for the Greensboro competition.

If for any reason the team cannot compete, the second-place team would fill in as an alternate.

Newell said there would be no need for Wake County to attend the state competition, however, because his team and several fans already are planning their trip to Greensboro.

Lauren King, (252) 338-2413, lauren.king@pilotonline.com

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