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County Makes Changes to Emergency Management

March 12th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County commissioners have approved changes to the county’s emergency medical services system. County Director of Emergency Services Richard DeVore said that a recently completed study  emphasizes timely responses to patients from the nearest rescue company with the appropriate staffing level and enforcement of an automatic advanced life support alerting policy for all cases of reported respiratory/cardiac arrest; unconsciousness or unresponsiveness; severe allergic reaction; severe trauma involving rollover; ejections or fatalities; and other calls indicating a life-or-death situation. Dr. Richard Alcorta of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems updated the work he did in 2005, which studied the county’s emergency medical services, including communications…

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