Cars not moving out of the way can increase response & transport time & waste precious minutes. Lights & sirens cannot always be heard, let alone noticed by distracted drivers.
In Guayaquil, Ecuador, response times have been reduced by 40% by an incredibly clever technology. A radio transmitter hacks into the radios of cars up to 1 kilometer away and sends a message alerting the driver to the oncoming ambulance.
This podcast explores new possibilities in the 911 system & first response which utilize smartphone technology to improve the systems.
Chief Wylie reminds us that winter is not over yet (as if those in the NorthEast need reminding) & that a little preparation can go a long way during a winter emergency call.
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