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When Time is Crucial—The Origin of EMS

By Susan Speaker

May 17-23 is EMS Week—and you know what that means! Or maybe you don’t. If you’ve never had your life or that of a loved one saved by a team of emergency responders—paramedics, emergency department physicians and nurses, and trauma unit surgeons—you may not think too much about the… 1,162 more words

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Honolulu mayor applauds paramedics, EMTs during EMS Week

Emergency medical personnel are being honored in Hawaii and across the nation as part of EMS Week May 17-23.

On Wednesday, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell held a ceremony to honor the City and County of Honolulu’s paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). 112 more words

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SECH Ambulance Service: Where We Are Today

Southeast Colorado Hospital (SECH) Ambulance Service is owned and operated by the SECH District which encompasses the western two-thirds of Baca County and is under the authority of the governing body of Southeast Colorado Hospital. 642 more words

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Southeast Colorado Hospital Ambulance Service: EMS Strong

In 1969, SECH officially opened its doors and thus began the first true ambulance service in Springfield with a 1967 Chevy Suburban  converted to function as an ambulance. 1,509 more words

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EMS Fact 2: Celebrating EMS Week with Chelle Cordero

WHAT IS EMS?

Emergency Medical Services, more commonly known as EMS, is a system that provides emergency medical care. Once it is activated by an incident that causes serious illness or injury, the focus of EMS is emergency medical care of the patient(s). 60 more words

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Baca County: EMS Strong

On a sunny summer day, you decide to enjoy the weather and the scenery and take a short Baca County road trip. Unfortunately, while you are out, you come upon a two vehicle collision involving multiple people. 1,454 more words

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Off-duty firefighter hospitalized after stabbing in Kailua home

A man was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a stabbing in Kailua.

It happened at 8:36 a.m. at a home on Kahili Street.

The Honolulu Fire Department confirmed he was an off-duty firefighter who was coming home from work. 82 more words

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