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Whether at home, at work or in the factory, it’s important to be prepared to treat minor injuries. But even if you have a kit, it may no longer cover incidents that are now more prevalent than they had been.   » » » 
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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.

Source: Gizmodo.com

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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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