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  • Ohio ambulance service revamped for quicker response times
    The City of East Liverpool is getting closer to having the area’s first public-private ambulance service. This comes after several incidents where no ambulance was available for emergencies — some of which ended in tragedy. East Liverpool’s fire crew is looking forward to the department’s new additions.
    - PUB DATE: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WKBN.com
  • California sheriff grabs control of air rescues in turf war with fire authority
    The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has taken over the county’s helicopter rescue operations after talks disintegrated with the county fire authority in the turf war over who should conduct air rescues. Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said this week that her department has not renewed an agreement that named the Orange County Fire Authority as the primary agency in handling air rescues in remote wilderness and park areas.
    - PUB DATE: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Orange County Register
  • Virginia Fire Department's new vending machines don't dispense candy – they provide medical supplies
    Vending style machines are making an appearance at Chesapeake fire stations, but they are not there to supply the firefighters with chocolate bars and soda. The machines at three stations are part of a new, secure, web-based vending system for medical supplies. Chesapeake is the first fire department in Hampton Roads and just the fourth one in the commonwealth to adopt the supply dispensing system UCapIT.
    - PUB DATE: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Virginian Pilot
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