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This podcast explores new possibilities in the 911 system & first response which utilize smartphone technology to improve the systems.

Source: EMS1.com

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A meteorite shot through the Russian sky & exploded,  sending a molten meteor shower to the ground & people into panic. around 950 were reported injured. There was damage, too. Windows exploded, doors flew off buildings & structures shook.

Imagine having to treat patients in this environment of panic.

Sources: Russia Today, ParamedicTV.com

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Traci and Christopher Sturdevant are specialists deployed to southern Afghanistan. They are also married. They share their experience working together  in the base clinic & being together in the army.

Sources: DODLive.com, ParamedicTV.com

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Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury, Mass., has a surface area of 770 acres, is 4 miles long & oddly shaped. This can make rescue a challenge. So to resolve this problem, the local fire department got a hovercraft. This enables rescuers to travel across the lake frozen or liquid.

“In warmer weather, you have the police boat on the lake. Obviously, it’s in shrink-wrap right now,” Fire Chief Jim Vuona said. “The advantage of the hovercraft is it can go over broken ice.”

Read the full story by John Swinconeck at the Shrewsbury Daily Voice.

Sources: Shrewsbury Daily Voice, FireRescue1.com

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