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5.11 High-Visibility Parka

Now that OSHA has mandated that we wear high-visibility garments whenever weÌre operating on a roadway, the debate over wearing these bright colors is pretty much settled. So, with the high level of functionality and comfort that weÌve come to expect from 5.11, the new High-Visibility Parka offers a variety of configurations and features to make your job easier in foul weather.

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009

Temple Terrace Paramedics Receive Ultrasound Body Scanners

They were funded through a state Emergency Medical Services grant and the county's Community Investment Tax.

Posted Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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EMS Services Begin to Charge Extra for Obese Patients

As the nation battles the obesity crisis, ambulance crews are trying to improve how they transport extremely heavy patients, who become significantly more difficult to move as they surpass 350 pounds.

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009

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Benchmade 8 Rescue Hook/Strap Cutter

The 8 Rescue Hook/Strap Cutter from Benchmade has a black powder coat finish, an O wrench and a black MOLLE compatible soft sheath. The deviceÌs sharp hook can cut through multiple layers of clothing in a single pass.

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Sav-A-Jake Codecuffs

Codecuffs from Sav-A-Jakeoffer you a lightweight, easy-to-use method of keeping your patientÌs hands secured while moving them to the ambulance.

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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RAE Systems ToxiRAE3 CO Monitor

EMS units have been treating CO poisonings and unknowingly exposing themselves to CO for years. The ToxiRAE3 CO Monitor from RAE Systems is an easy to use, single-gas monitor that can be quickly attached to a first-in bag to monitor the atmosphere.

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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MedIcePax Hypothermic Emergency Kit

Using hypothermia to slow a stroke patientÌs metabolism and allow the body to heal itself seems almost too simple. The Hypothermic Emergency Kit from MedIcePax makes it even easier.

Posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009

FDNY Makes Largest Purchase of Masimo Rad-57 Pulse CO-Oximeters

The purchase is the single largest first responder deployment of Rad-57s.

Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Montana Hospital Tests Evacuation Device

"What we're doing today is planning for an emergency we hope to never have," said Leanne Vreeland, who works in safety and emergency management at St. Patrick Hospital.

Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2009






 

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