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AED CAMPAIGN IS ‘SHOCKING’ SUCCESS

By IAED Staff London Ambulance Service (LAS), NHS Trust, is running a campaign to get defibrillators in public places across the capital. The “shockingly easy” campaign aims to get 1,000 extra defibrillators in shops, businesses, and gyms across the capital. As part of the campaign, LAS offers an accreditation program that includes advice, automatic alerts,

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DOG CALLED LUCKY IS TRUE TO NAME

By IAED Staff A woman walking her dog on the grounds of the Ambulance Service of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, headquarters drew the attention of staff when her 15-year-old dog, Lucky, fell more than five meters (16.4 feet) down a drain hole, according to the agency’s Facebook page. Three paramedics keen to help got

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FLAGGED 9-9-9 CALLS INDICATE CRUCIAL INFORMATION

By IAED Staff When London Ambulance Service (LAS) medics respond to a 9-9-9 call at a flagged address, they carry out a risk assessment—either for guiding management of patient care or deciding whether it’s safe for responders to enter. Patient care management—the newest 9-9-9 flag added to the system—provides the control room and ambulance crew

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TECHNOLOGY CARRIES ITS SHARE OF PROBLEMS

By IAED Staff Pocket dialing (also called “butt dialing”) 9-1-1 is so prevalent that it’s even scored an entry in Wikipedia. But did you know the reason cited for the increased number of pocket calls during the summertime, according to this same source? Roller coasters. The article links to a call answered at the Warren

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SMARTPHONE APP GIVES SNOWBOUND DRIVERS AN EDGE

By IAED Staff A Winter Survival Kit smartphone application available for both Android and iOS systems has just about everything a motorist might need if stranded by a storm except, perhaps, a shovel. The app, developed by students and faculty at North Dakota State University (NDSU), helps you determine geographic location, calls 9-1-1, notifies friends

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STATE FARM CALIFORNIA HONORS 9-1-1 VOLUNTEER

By IAED Staff Paul Nicholson, who was profiled in a recent issue of The Journal for his efforts to teach school children about 9-1-1, was named volunteer citizen of the year by State Farm California. The $500 that goes with the award was donated to Nicholson’s charity of choice, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), which

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