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Slow response, lack of cooperation bring deadly delays

From USA Today. Pashca West is in a bind. Calls for help are pouring in to the emergency medical dispatcher — a heart attack, a seizure, a diabetic emergency, a car crash — and ambulance crews are not answering their radios. West presses a button and makes another plea over the radio: “Medic 1, and Ambulance 26, are you ready …

First Things to do: Planning for an Emergency

From Emergency Info Online Due to their unexpected nature, emergency situations are often chaotic. People react to different situations in different ways, and it is very common for an individual to lose his or her composure during a crisis and forget the appropriate actions to take. Although it is necessary to have a detailed emergency plan, one should also have …

The price of just a few seconds lost: People die

From USA Today. When baggage handler Andrew Redyk, 64, collapsed on the job at Los Angeles International Airport, his co-workers leaped into action. One called for help. Another did CPR. The Los Angeles Fire Department sent a nearby fire engine and an ambulance, which arrived at the airport in six and seven minutes, respectively. Officially, their response time was quick …

Base emergency dispatcher key to life-saving effort

From Inside Sheppard AFB SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Working in the world of emergency response means there are very few “normal” days at the office. For Jason Dandurand, May 10 was anything but a routine day. Dandurand, an emergency dispatcher with the Sheppard Air Force Base Fire Department, was working his shift at approximately 6:39 p.m. when he received a …

Reflective Address Signs

Seconds count in emergencies.  Reflective address signs save time when emergency crews are responding to your house.  To aid safety personnel in finding your home, residents are encouraged to purchase a 911 House Numbering Sign, a reflective address sign made of green reflective metal background with large white reflective numbers. Read the entire story…