EMS Untold: The World Trade Center Disaster
EMS responds to the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Treating the Injured
FDNY paramedic Phil Ashby (left) assists a patient on the east side of the Trade Center Complex. (Photo Jennifer S. Altman)
Evacuation via N.Y. Harbor
A fire department vessel loaded with evacuees depart N.Y. Harbor. (Photo Ronald Jeffers)
At most MCIs, some thing—product, strategy or other—often emerges as the call’s MVP. On Sept. 11, that was the Gator. All-terrain vehicles that FDNY EMS originally brought in as part of the department’s Y2K preparation, they proved indispensable for quick transportation amid Ground Zero’s daunting terrain. “
On the 11th, the first Gator arrived with an EMS unit—two paramedics—from Queens on it,” explains Kowalczyk. “They were tremendous assets because the urban environment of lower Manhattan quickly lost paved roadways. The terrain we had to go through made the Gators the most maneuverable for people, victims and equipment.”—LD (Photo Willie Cirone)
Just a Shell
Shelled ambulances line the southbound lane of West Street just beneath the pedestrain South Bridge. (Photo Steve Spak)
Triage at the Intersection of Church and Vesey
The aftermath at Church and Vesey, a major EMS triage location prior to the collaspses. (Photo Adam Schreibman)
An Unlikely Escape
With only minutes between the towers collapses, many EMS personnel, desperate for air, escaped into vehicles. (Photo Adam Schreibman)
From Hotel to Shelter
The Millennium Hotel served as both backdrop and shelter for personnel before and after the towers collapsed. (Photo Alan Saly)
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AmbuPro EMS also integrates with multiple Computer Aided Dispatch systems with more on the way.
AmbuPro EMS allows the system administrator to turn on/off auditing on each table.
Instant access to complete Incident and Patient information in the office and in the field WITHOUT AN INTERNET CONNECTION.
The HotPanel gives users customizable information pertinent to them and their job.
AmbuPro EMS tightly integrates with the most popular cardiac monitors.
AmbuPro EMS eSignatures function concludes the use of paper altogether.
If your organization uses billing software or a third party billing company, AmbuPro EMS integrates!
Any file type may be attached to any AmbuPro EMS Incident or Patient record.
FlexMap PowerView provides a visual overview showing trending and patterns of EMS incident locations.
Dynamic maps and directions to the scene or to the hospital.
Allows fast, easy duplication of incidents, ideal for multi-patient refusals or MCIs
AmbuPro EMS allows for customized forms to be deployed into the field.
AmbuPro EMS Mandatory Fields completely terminates chasing down information regarding your ambulance runs.
AmbuPro EMS users may communicate using the built-in messaging and notification system!
Provides customizable warnings or other information about previously known patients, prior to even arriving on scene!
Using the library of AmbuPro EMS dashboards and reports, you may search and view their aggregate data graphically.
AmbuPro EMS provides hyperlinks into any MS Word treatment protocols document.
This function collects Incident-specific data, then "writes" your Narrative for you!
Stop typing patient information!
AmbuPro EMS workflow controls the migration of information throughout your entire enterprise.
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