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Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users

JEMS - News - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 20:40

NEW YORK (AP) — One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs, according to a new government report.

Users of heroin and other injection drugs were 16 times more likely than other people to develop severe illnesses from MRSA, said the report published Thursday.

"Drug use has crept up and now accounts for a substantial proportion of these very serious infections," said Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University, one of the study's authors.

The U.S. is in the midst of its deadliest drug epidemic ever. While overdose deaths have been the main concern, some studies have noted HIV and hepatitis C infections are spreading among drug users. The authors say the new report is one of the first — and the largest — to highlight how superbug bacterial infections are spreading, too.

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, often live on the skin without causing symptoms. But they can become more dangerous if they enter the bloodstream, destroying heart valves or causing other damage. Health officials have tied MRSA to as many as 11,000 U.S. deaths a year.

Public health efforts have focused on MRSA's spread in hospitals and nursing homes, and infection-control campaigns have been credited for recent drops in MRSA infections at health care facilities.

But as that success story has unfolded, MRSA infections tied to illicit drug use have risen.

The opioid epidemic began with abuse of prescription pain pills, but in recent years has shifted to heroin and other injectable drugs.

MRSA "is on the skin, and as the needle goes into the skin it brings the bacteria with it," explained Dr. Isaac See of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, another of the study's authors.

The proportion of invasive, bloodstream-infecting MRSA cases that occurred among injection drug users more than doubled in five years, the study found. In 2011, 4 percent of those MRSA cases involved injection drug users; in 2016, the proportion was 9 percent.

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UnitedHealthcare Donates Drug Disposal Kits to Local Health Clinics and Physicians to Help People Safely Dispose of Unused Opioids

JEMS - News - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 20:21

DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealthcare is working with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and local care providers to confront the opioid epidemic by donating 10,000 opioid disposal kits to the Montgomery County Opiate Taskforce and Kettering Medical Center.

The disposal kits offer people a convenient way to remove unused opioids from their homes and prevent their misuse or diversion.

“All of the drug disposal kits donated today have the capability of destroying hundreds of thousands of prescription pills, which will stop the drugs from ever falling into the wrong hands,” said DeWine. “UnitedHealthcare’s commitment to making these kits available will help those on the front lines in Dayton.”

Over 60 percent of Americans with leftover opioid medications keep them in their homes, and 70 percent of people misusing opioid painkillers first got them from family or friends. UnitedHealthcare is providing the opioid disposal kits as one way to promote the safe disposal of opioids and help prevent further deaths from these drugs. The kits were made possible thanks to a partnership with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

“Our goal is to give residents a safe, environmentally responsible way to dispose of unused pain medication,” said Tracy Davidson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio. “Safe disposal is critical to fighting the opioid epidemic in the Dayton community. Safe disposal is one important step in preventing opioids from being misused, and ultimately, in saving lives.”

Each opioid disposal kit deactivates up to 45 tablets or six opioid patches through this easy process:

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Inside EMS: The benefits of using CPAP to treat CHF patients

FR1 and EMS Podcasts - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:52
Inside EMS: The benefits of using CPAP to treat CHF patients by FR1 and EMS1 Podcasts
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At Guatemala Volcano, Weather and Danger Halt Search

EMS-1 Major Incidents - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:47

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemala's national disaster agency on Thursday suspended search and rescue efforts at the zone devastated by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire, saying climatic conditions and still-hot volcanic material makes it dangerous for the rescuers.

It said it decided to suspend the search now that 72 hours have passed. That's the length of time officials had said earlier that some victims might have survived.

Troublesome rain and more volcanic activity had been hindering search searches, but when teams have been able to work in the hardest hit areas, the death toll has continued to rise.

Efforts were cut short again Wednesday when a downpour forced teams to retreat for fear of mudslides. Boiling water flowing down the volcano's slopes from dangerously hot volcanic gas and ash also posed a threat. A day earlier, flows of super-heated volcanic material forced crews to pull back.

But between stoppages, search teams working with shovels and heavy equipment found more bodies from Sunday's big eruption. Remains were loaded into body bags and carried out on stretchers.

Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Sciences raised the death toll to 99 late in afternoon, an increase of 24 bodies for the day. Only 28 of the total had been identified. At least 197 people were listed as missing.

"Nobody is going to be able to get them out or say how many are buried here," Efrain Suarez said, standing amid the smoking holes dotting what used to be the village of San Miguel Los Lotes on the flanks of the mountain.

"The bodies are already charred," the 59-year-old truck driver said. "And if heavy machinery comes in they will be torn apart."

Rescuers poked metal rods into the ground, sending clouds of smoke pouring into the air in a sign of the super-hot temperatures still remaining below the surface, which firefighters said reached as high as 750 to 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit (400 to 700 degrees Celsius) in some places.

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At Guatemala Volcano, Weather and Danger Halt Search

JEMS - News - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:47

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemala's national disaster agency on Thursday suspended search and rescue efforts at the zone devastated by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire, saying climatic conditions and still-hot volcanic material makes it dangerous for the rescuers.

It said it decided to suspend the search now that 72 hours have passed. That's the length of time officials had said earlier that some victims might have survived.

Troublesome rain and more volcanic activity had been hindering search searches, but when teams have been able to work in the hardest hit areas, the death toll has continued to rise.

Efforts were cut short again Wednesday when a downpour forced teams to retreat for fear of mudslides. Boiling water flowing down the volcano's slopes from dangerously hot volcanic gas and ash also posed a threat. A day earlier, flows of super-heated volcanic material forced crews to pull back.

But between stoppages, search teams working with shovels and heavy equipment found more bodies from Sunday's big eruption. Remains were loaded into body bags and carried out on stretchers.

Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Sciences raised the death toll to 99 late in afternoon, an increase of 24 bodies for the day. Only 28 of the total had been identified. At least 197 people were listed as missing.

"Nobody is going to be able to get them out or say how many are buried here," Efrain Suarez said, standing amid the smoking holes dotting what used to be the village of San Miguel Los Lotes on the flanks of the mountain.

"The bodies are already charred," the 59-year-old truck driver said. "And if heavy machinery comes in they will be torn apart."

Rescuers poked metal rods into the ground, sending clouds of smoke pouring into the air in a sign of the super-hot temperatures still remaining below the surface, which firefighters said reached as high as 750 to 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit (400 to 700 degrees Celsius) in some places.

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At Guatemala Volcano, Weather and Danger Halt Search

EMS-1 Major Incidents - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:47

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemala's national disaster agency on Thursday suspended search and rescue efforts at the zone devastated by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire, saying climatic conditions and still-hot volcanic material makes it dangerous for the rescuers.

It said it decided to suspend the search now that 72 hours have passed. That's the length of time officials had said earlier that some victims might have survived.

Troublesome rain and more volcanic activity had been hindering search searches, but when teams have been able to work in the hardest hit areas, the death toll has continued to rise.

Efforts were cut short again Wednesday when a downpour forced teams to retreat for fear of mudslides. Boiling water flowing down the volcano's slopes from dangerously hot volcanic gas and ash also posed a threat. A day earlier, flows of super-heated volcanic material forced crews to pull back.

But between stoppages, search teams working with shovels and heavy equipment found more bodies from Sunday's big eruption. Remains were loaded into body bags and carried out on stretchers.

Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Sciences raised the death toll to 99 late in afternoon, an increase of 24 bodies for the day. Only 28 of the total had been identified. At least 197 people were listed as missing.

"Nobody is going to be able to get them out or say how many are buried here," Efrain Suarez said, standing amid the smoking holes dotting what used to be the village of San Miguel Los Lotes on the flanks of the mountain.

"The bodies are already charred," the 59-year-old truck driver said. "And if heavy machinery comes in they will be torn apart."

Rescuers poked metal rods into the ground, sending clouds of smoke pouring into the air in a sign of the super-hot temperatures still remaining below the surface, which firefighters said reached as high as 750 to 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit (400 to 700 degrees Celsius) in some places.

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At Guatemala Volcano, Weather and Danger Halt Search

JEMS - News - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:47

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemala's national disaster agency on Thursday suspended search and rescue efforts at the zone devastated by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire, saying climatic conditions and still-hot volcanic material makes it dangerous for the rescuers.

It said it decided to suspend the search now that 72 hours have passed. That's the length of time officials had said earlier that some victims might have survived.

Troublesome rain and more volcanic activity had been hindering search searches, but when teams have been able to work in the hardest hit areas, the death toll has continued to rise.

Efforts were cut short again Wednesday when a downpour forced teams to retreat for fear of mudslides. Boiling water flowing down the volcano's slopes from dangerously hot volcanic gas and ash also posed a threat. A day earlier, flows of super-heated volcanic material forced crews to pull back.

But between stoppages, search teams working with shovels and heavy equipment found more bodies from Sunday's big eruption. Remains were loaded into body bags and carried out on stretchers.

Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Sciences raised the death toll to 99 late in afternoon, an increase of 24 bodies for the day. Only 28 of the total had been identified. At least 197 people were listed as missing.

"Nobody is going to be able to get them out or say how many are buried here," Efrain Suarez said, standing amid the smoking holes dotting what used to be the village of San Miguel Los Lotes on the flanks of the mountain.

"The bodies are already charred," the 59-year-old truck driver said. "And if heavy machinery comes in they will be torn apart."

Rescuers poked metal rods into the ground, sending clouds of smoke pouring into the air in a sign of the super-hot temperatures still remaining below the surface, which firefighters said reached as high as 750 to 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit (400 to 700 degrees Celsius) in some places.

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Guatemala Volcano

EMS-1 Major Incidents - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:36

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Guatemala Volcano

EMS-1 Major Incidents - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:36

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Demers Ambulances Announces the Launch of New Online Parts Catalog

JEMS - News - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:15

Montreal– Demers Ambulances, a North American leader in ambulance manufacturing, has launched a new online parts catalog. The new catalog, which is accessible from the Demers Ambulances website, offers multiple benefits to both end users and dealers in reducing downtime and checking product availability.

“Our customers need to maintain an optimal number of ambulances that are ready to answer emergency calls as efficiently as possible,” said Benoit Lafortune, executive vice-president at Demers Ambulances. ‘’The new online parts catalog will further assist our customers in meeting these expectations and reducing downtime.’’

Demers new online parts catalog will assist both dealers and end user clients in searching, identifying and ordering new parts for their vehicles. Clients and dealers will save time by beginning the ordering process directly on the Demers Ambulances website. With thousands of parts featured in the online catalog, final transactions will be completed after a Demers service technician has validated the parts request. This double verification process will ensure the accuracy of the order, customer satisfaction and reduce additional downtime.

To access Demers new online parts catalog visit www.demers-ambulances.com and select the parts/accessories/services option.

About Demers Ambulances

Founded in 1960, Demers Ambulances is the second largest ambulance manufacturer in North America, delivering more than 18,000 ambulances to more than 20 countries. Recognized as a leader in innovative products that meet and exceed the expectations of medical emergency specialists around the world, Demers Ambulances is accredited by Transport Canada, recognized as a "Qualified Vehicles Modification" (QVM) by Ford, and also holds the US National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Member Verification Program (MVP) certification. Demers Ambulances merged with Braun Industries in February 2018.To learn more about Demers Ambulances, visit www.demers-ambulances.com.

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Demers Ambulances Announces the Launch of New Online Parts Catalog

JEMS - News - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:15

Montreal– Demers Ambulances, a North American leader in ambulance manufacturing, has launched a new online parts catalog. The new catalog, which is accessible from the Demers Ambulances website, offers multiple benefits to both end users and dealers in reducing downtime and checking product availability.

“Our customers need to maintain an optimal number of ambulances that are ready to answer emergency calls as efficiently as possible,” said Benoit Lafortune, executive vice-president at Demers Ambulances. ‘’The new online parts catalog will further assist our customers in meeting these expectations and reducing downtime.’’

Demers new online parts catalog will assist both dealers and end user clients in searching, identifying and ordering new parts for their vehicles. Clients and dealers will save time by beginning the ordering process directly on the Demers Ambulances website. With thousands of parts featured in the online catalog, final transactions will be completed after a Demers service technician has validated the parts request. This double verification process will ensure the accuracy of the order, customer satisfaction and reduce additional downtime.

To access Demers new online parts catalog visit www.demers-ambulances.com and select the parts/accessories/services option.

About Demers Ambulances

Founded in 1960, Demers Ambulances is the second largest ambulance manufacturer in North America, delivering more than 18,000 ambulances to more than 20 countries. Recognized as a leader in innovative products that meet and exceed the expectations of medical emergency specialists around the world, Demers Ambulances is accredited by Transport Canada, recognized as a "Qualified Vehicles Modification" (QVM) by Ford, and also holds the US National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Member Verification Program (MVP) certification. Demers Ambulances merged with Braun Industries in February 2018.To learn more about Demers Ambulances, visit www.demers-ambulances.com.

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George Rice Joins Redflash Group

JEMS - News - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:47

Encinitas, Calif.--The RedFlash Group, a national strategic consulting firm specializing in public safety and healthcare, is pleased to announce the addition of George Rice as a Partner. Rice comes to the RedFlash Group most recently from the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT), where he oversaw a period of growth and heightened influence for the association throughout a seven-year tenure as Executive Director. He previously served as Executive Director of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).

Rice brings his experiences and insights acquired over a 30-year career in justice, intelligence and public safety in the government, corporate and nonprofit sectors. His role will focus on expanding RedFlash’s strategic consulting services—especially subject matter expertise, communications and marketing guidance to leading organizations.

“George brings such an incredible depth of experience and knowledge to our clients who serve public safety,” said Jake Knight, a founding RedFlash Group partner. “We’ve known and admired George through his leadership at both iCERT and APCO. Our clients will really benefit from George’s dedication, insights and ideas.”

Rice joins Keith Griffiths, Jake Knight and Jeff Berend as the firm’s Partners, starting in his new role on June 18. The iCERT Board of Directors and the RedFlash Group are working together to ensure a smooth transition of the association’s leadership.

“Helping organizations that make a difference in public safety truly drives me,” said Rice, who is based in Washington, D.C. “So much important work is happening in areas like Next Generation 911 and Smart and Safe Communities worldwide. One of the things RedFlash does is help put lifesaving technology and information in the hands of the people who need it. I’m really proud to be a part of that.”

Rice’s experience includes helping lead organizational growth, as well as strategic communications, marketing and media relations. Rice began his public sector career with the FBI and subsequently spent 10 years with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Rice’s post government-service career includes work with advocacy groups, foundations and professional and trade associations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Alvernia University in Reading, Pa. and a certificate in Public Management from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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George Rice Joins Redflash Group

JEMS - News - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:47

Encinitas, Calif.--The RedFlash Group, a national strategic consulting firm specializing in public safety and healthcare, is pleased to announce the addition of George Rice as a Partner. Rice comes to the RedFlash Group most recently from the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT), where he oversaw a period of growth and heightened influence for the association throughout a seven-year tenure as Executive Director. He previously served as Executive Director of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).

Rice brings his experiences and insights acquired over a 30-year career in justice, intelligence and public safety in the government, corporate and nonprofit sectors. His role will focus on expanding RedFlash’s strategic consulting services—especially subject matter expertise, communications and marketing guidance to leading organizations.

“George brings such an incredible depth of experience and knowledge to our clients who serve public safety,” said Jake Knight, a founding RedFlash Group partner. “We’ve known and admired George through his leadership at both iCERT and APCO. Our clients will really benefit from George’s dedication, insights and ideas.”

Rice joins Keith Griffiths, Jake Knight and Jeff Berend as the firm’s Partners, starting in his new role on June 18. The iCERT Board of Directors and the RedFlash Group are working together to ensure a smooth transition of the association’s leadership.

“Helping organizations that make a difference in public safety truly drives me,” said Rice, who is based in Washington, D.C. “So much important work is happening in areas like Next Generation 911 and Smart and Safe Communities worldwide. One of the things RedFlash does is help put lifesaving technology and information in the hands of the people who need it. I’m really proud to be a part of that.”

Rice’s experience includes helping lead organizational growth, as well as strategic communications, marketing and media relations. Rice began his public sector career with the FBI and subsequently spent 10 years with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Rice’s post government-service career includes work with advocacy groups, foundations and professional and trade associations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Alvernia University in Reading, Pa. and a certificate in Public Management from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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Las Vegas Shooting: Audio from 518 9-1-1 Calls Released

EMS-1 Major Incidents - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:22

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Screams and pleas for help, descriptions of people falling amid rapid gunfire, and breathless questions about what to do next emerged Wednesday in 911 audio made public by Las Vegas police eight months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

"Shots fired! Shots fired! Hurry!" a woman screams, crying as a dispatcher asks where she is and the call disconnects. The dispatcher calls back and another woman answers.

"Machine guns are being fired into the Route 91 festival," she says. "It's coming from above, I would assume from the Mandalay Bay side over by the Luxor."

In addition to the 518 audio calls, police released video from a camera atop the Mandalay Bay resort that provided a bird's-eye view of the country music festival where 58 people died and hundreds were injured on Oct. 1.

The gunfire came from 32nd-floor windows into a crowd of 22,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival across Las Vegas Boulevard.

Authorities say many more people were traumatized when Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old high-stakes video-poker player, spent 10 minutes firing rapid-fire barrages with assault-style rifles.

The camera atop the hotel bears silent witness as floodlights sweep the concert crowd before the shooting starts; follows the massacre as bright lights come up and people flee; and shows small groups huddled over apparently injured victims.

After sunrise, covered bodies are seen as coroner's vans arrive at the green concert grounds.

The haunting 911 tapes reflect a range of emotions among callers, including panic, fear and desperation.

"We just ran from the concert. Can you tell us what's going on? We were there. It was bad," one man tells a police dispatcher from the safety of a nearby motel room where he and others took shelter.

The dispatcher asks if he is injured. "No," he replies then sobs. "Just not shot."

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Las Vegas Shooting: Audio from 518 9-1-1 Calls Released

JEMS - News - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:22

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Screams and pleas for help, descriptions of people falling amid rapid gunfire, and breathless questions about what to do next emerged Wednesday in 911 audio made public by Las Vegas police eight months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

"Shots fired! Shots fired! Hurry!" a woman screams, crying as a dispatcher asks where she is and the call disconnects. The dispatcher calls back and another woman answers.

"Machine guns are being fired into the Route 91 festival," she says. "It's coming from above, I would assume from the Mandalay Bay side over by the Luxor."

In addition to the 518 audio calls, police released video from a camera atop the Mandalay Bay resort that provided a bird's-eye view of the country music festival where 58 people died and hundreds were injured on Oct. 1.

The gunfire came from 32nd-floor windows into a crowd of 22,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival across Las Vegas Boulevard.

Authorities say many more people were traumatized when Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old high-stakes video-poker player, spent 10 minutes firing rapid-fire barrages with assault-style rifles.

The camera atop the hotel bears silent witness as floodlights sweep the concert crowd before the shooting starts; follows the massacre as bright lights come up and people flee; and shows small groups huddled over apparently injured victims.

After sunrise, covered bodies are seen as coroner's vans arrive at the green concert grounds.

The haunting 911 tapes reflect a range of emotions among callers, including panic, fear and desperation.

"We just ran from the concert. Can you tell us what's going on? We were there. It was bad," one man tells a police dispatcher from the safety of a nearby motel room where he and others took shelter.

The dispatcher asks if he is injured. "No," he replies then sobs. "Just not shot."

Categories: EMS

Las Vegas Shooting: Audio from 518 9-1-1 Calls Released

EMS-1 Major Incidents - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:22

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Screams and pleas for help, descriptions of people falling amid rapid gunfire, and breathless questions about what to do next emerged Wednesday in 911 audio made public by Las Vegas police eight months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

"Shots fired! Shots fired! Hurry!" a woman screams, crying as a dispatcher asks where she is and the call disconnects. The dispatcher calls back and another woman answers.

"Machine guns are being fired into the Route 91 festival," she says. "It's coming from above, I would assume from the Mandalay Bay side over by the Luxor."

In addition to the 518 audio calls, police released video from a camera atop the Mandalay Bay resort that provided a bird's-eye view of the country music festival where 58 people died and hundreds were injured on Oct. 1.

The gunfire came from 32nd-floor windows into a crowd of 22,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival across Las Vegas Boulevard.

Authorities say many more people were traumatized when Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old high-stakes video-poker player, spent 10 minutes firing rapid-fire barrages with assault-style rifles.

The camera atop the hotel bears silent witness as floodlights sweep the concert crowd before the shooting starts; follows the massacre as bright lights come up and people flee; and shows small groups huddled over apparently injured victims.

After sunrise, covered bodies are seen as coroner's vans arrive at the green concert grounds.

The haunting 911 tapes reflect a range of emotions among callers, including panic, fear and desperation.

"We just ran from the concert. Can you tell us what's going on? We were there. It was bad," one man tells a police dispatcher from the safety of a nearby motel room where he and others took shelter.

The dispatcher asks if he is injured. "No," he replies then sobs. "Just not shot."

Categories: EMS

Las Vegas Shooting: Audio from 518 9-1-1 Calls Released

JEMS - News - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:22

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Screams and pleas for help, descriptions of people falling amid rapid gunfire, and breathless questions about what to do next emerged Wednesday in 911 audio made public by Las Vegas police eight months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

"Shots fired! Shots fired! Hurry!" a woman screams, crying as a dispatcher asks where she is and the call disconnects. The dispatcher calls back and another woman answers.

"Machine guns are being fired into the Route 91 festival," she says. "It's coming from above, I would assume from the Mandalay Bay side over by the Luxor."

In addition to the 518 audio calls, police released video from a camera atop the Mandalay Bay resort that provided a bird's-eye view of the country music festival where 58 people died and hundreds were injured on Oct. 1.

The gunfire came from 32nd-floor windows into a crowd of 22,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival across Las Vegas Boulevard.

Authorities say many more people were traumatized when Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old high-stakes video-poker player, spent 10 minutes firing rapid-fire barrages with assault-style rifles.

The camera atop the hotel bears silent witness as floodlights sweep the concert crowd before the shooting starts; follows the massacre as bright lights come up and people flee; and shows small groups huddled over apparently injured victims.

After sunrise, covered bodies are seen as coroner's vans arrive at the green concert grounds.

The haunting 911 tapes reflect a range of emotions among callers, including panic, fear and desperation.

"We just ran from the concert. Can you tell us what's going on? We were there. It was bad," one man tells a police dispatcher from the safety of a nearby motel room where he and others took shelter.

The dispatcher asks if he is injured. "No," he replies then sobs. "Just not shot."

Categories: EMS

Leading State Law Enforcement Agency First to Adopt RexONE Emergency Extraction Stretchers Statewide

JEMS - News - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:09

GLENDORA, CALIF. (PRWEB) REX EMS, LLC announced today that Virginia State Police, the statewide law enforcement agency in Virginia, has contracted to purchase RexONE emergency stretchers for tactical operations in all seven field divisions. The stretchers will be utilized in a variety of emergency and tactical operations conducted by the State Agency.

Following mass casualty and active shooter events such as Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Parkland and San Bernardino law enforcement agencies are looking for ways to improve emergency response planning, training and resources. One of the common operational gaps in emergency situations is the ability to rapidly move injured responders (officers) or civilians to safety and medical care.

Virginia State Police is the first statewide law enforcement agency to put into service the RexONE across all divisions. The RexONE is a compact device designed for transport by any agency vehicle and rapidly deployed. The versatility of the RexONE allows for use by specialized teams to not only rapidly transport patients but heavy or bulky equipment as well.

“REX EMS is honored to work with the men and women of Virginia State Police in their preparation for emergency events. We are committed to supporting these public safety professionals with the best designed and built products knowing that their decisive actions can save lives,” said Dan Parke, CEO REX EMS, LLC.

The RexONE is an extremely rugged collapsible stretcher that when deployed can rapidly transport up to 400 pounds and is operated by a single responder. The large interchangeable tires can accommodate sand, ice, snow and off-road environments. The low center of gravity minimizes risk to the patient and allows responders to administer emergency medical treatment during transport.

Products evaluations begin in December of 2017. Following a successful field evaluation, the agency purchased 42 units through REX’s national distributor. Training led by REX EMS, LLC staff was completed onsite in May followed by deployment of the units.

Categories: EMS

Leading State Law Enforcement Agency First to Adopt RexONE Emergency Extraction Stretchers Statewide

JEMS - News - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:09

GLENDORA, CALIF. (PRWEB) REX EMS, LLC announced today that Virginia State Police, the statewide law enforcement agency in Virginia, has contracted to purchase RexONE emergency stretchers for tactical operations in all seven field divisions. The stretchers will be utilized in a variety of emergency and tactical operations conducted by the State Agency.

Following mass casualty and active shooter events such as Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Parkland and San Bernardino law enforcement agencies are looking for ways to improve emergency response planning, training and resources. One of the common operational gaps in emergency situations is the ability to rapidly move injured responders (officers) or civilians to safety and medical care.

Virginia State Police is the first statewide law enforcement agency to put into service the RexONE across all divisions. The RexONE is a compact device designed for transport by any agency vehicle and rapidly deployed. The versatility of the RexONE allows for use by specialized teams to not only rapidly transport patients but heavy or bulky equipment as well.

“REX EMS is honored to work with the men and women of Virginia State Police in their preparation for emergency events. We are committed to supporting these public safety professionals with the best designed and built products knowing that their decisive actions can save lives,” said Dan Parke, CEO REX EMS, LLC.

The RexONE is an extremely rugged collapsible stretcher that when deployed can rapidly transport up to 400 pounds and is operated by a single responder. The large interchangeable tires can accommodate sand, ice, snow and off-road environments. The low center of gravity minimizes risk to the patient and allows responders to administer emergency medical treatment during transport.

Products evaluations begin in December of 2017. Following a successful field evaluation, the agency purchased 42 units through REX’s national distributor. Training led by REX EMS, LLC staff was completed onsite in May followed by deployment of the units.

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