Archive for November 7th, 2022

Of interest … EMS procedure

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The New Orleans EMS administered blood to a woman shot on Bourbon Street Sunday morning while she was still in the street. They say this is a rare ability for EMS services across the country and saves lives.

Thomas Mauro was the paramedic who gave her the blood using a Lifeflow device. He was able to get blood into the victim in just 10 minutes as opposed to the normal 40 or so minutes it can take to get victims’ blood in a hospital.

“Quick, rapid blood administration is the most important thing you can do besides getting them to the hospital as quickly as possible. I feel better now that I can make more of a difference than I could before,” Mauro said.

This was the 100th time New Orleans EMS was able to use this service since it launched almost exactly a year ago. They say they are seeing much better outcomes for people facing trauma that received the treatment, as opposed to those who didn’t in years past.

“My first ever blood administration the patient normally would not have done well but by the time we got that patient to the hospital they were talking, and they weren’t talking before,” Mauro said.

Other EMS services across the world are looking to them as an example and are trying to institute the practice in their own cities.

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Rockford Fire Department news

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The Rockford Fire Department received an automatic fire alarm in the Winnebago County Court Building Complex in the 400 block of Elm St. at around 10:45 p.m. Saturday. As the first firefighters got to the scene, they did not find any smoke coming out from the building. Crews later found smoke in the basement of the building, where firefighters found a large fire in a storage room. The fire started in an area that did not have access to the building’s sprinkler system. Firefighters encountered high heat and heavy smoke as they were battling the blaze.

One firefighter who was injured, was taken to the hospital and later released.

Damage caused by the blaze is estimated at $225,000.

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Schererville fire engine for sale

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1997 Kovatch KME Renegade

Fire Engine

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500-gallon water tank

30-gallon foam tank

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Schererville FD photo

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