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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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High school runner Seth Goldstein was competing in a cross country race. He had just finished the second loop when one of the runners from a rival team collapsed in front of him. Seth stopped to help while everyone else ran on.

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Sources: Huffington Post

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