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Doctor Tests Green EMS Vehicle

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BURKE, N.C. — A recent study by a forward-thinking Morganton doctor could help make emergency medical response vehicles more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Dr. Seth Hawkins, Blue Ridge HealthCare emergency medical services coordinator, recently completed a two-year study on the use of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles for emergency medical response. Hawkins’ study appears in the July issue of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, a national publication reporting on out-of-hospital care.

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