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    There is a certain level of ambiguity that comes with working for a 911 emergency medical service. For as well as I know my protocols, my partner and my equipment, EMS is based on uncertainty. Uncertainty, not just for the individual requesting assistance, but for the crew as well. You see, for every dispatch I receive, I can be sure of only two things: I am going to a location, and there may or may not be a patient there. Her dispatch came in not half-way through my first cup of coffee. “72 year old woman, possible diabetic seizure.” I planned accordingly: Blood glucometer. Dextrose if her sugar is low, and saline to dilute if it’s high. Airway, breathing, circulation. On scene, as I pushed through the crowd of firefighters, I began to…

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    The history of emergency medical services (EMS) dates to the Civil War era. At which time, all military personnel had to be examined by medical officers to qualify for duty and ambulances with trained attendance were assigned to a regiment based on its size (History of EMS, n.d., p. 1). Following the Civil War, the Anglo-American model of care began to evolve in Cincinnati with its first civilian ambulance in 1865 followed by New York City in 1869, it was during this time and ambulance…

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    Casey Emergency Services needs to establish communications networks whether internally or externally. External networks would involve communication and collaboration wit h local social services (Fire department, Police, Ambulance), News media stations and The Bureau of Meteorology. Fire Department: The network with the Fire Department allow collaboration in assisting in rescue operations. Ambulance: Networking with the ambulance would help collaborate during disasters and hazards that…

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    Technology use in the emergency services provides several useful benefits including training and the acquisition of useful information for the betterment of the organization as well as all members. It also allows for the dissemination of information to the public for recruitment, safety education and public relations purposes. As such, the (ORGANIZATION NAME) embraces the usage of instant technology to that end. We define instant technology as resources including but not limited to instant…

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    Imagine finding yourself on the sidewalk of a congested metropolitan street in a city you are unfamiliar with when you witness a truck fail to stop at a traffic light and subsequently smash into a sedan. As a self-identified good Samaritan, you choose to contact emergency services. How would you explain to the authorities where to find the scene of the accident? This situation highlights the interaction between cognition, behavior, and the external environment because appraisal from your…

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    There are six principles of pressure. One will explain each of the six principles of pressure. Also, state why it is important that the fire and emergency services personnel understand these six principles. The first principle is stating that the water is trying to burst out, therefore, it pushes and applies pressure to all confining contacting walls within a system. Water will behave differently in open containers than in confined spaces of firefighting systems (Sturzenbecker, Adams, &…

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    It was a cold winter night in Illinois, everyone was in their homes warm and safe. The meteorologist kept accurate predictions of the weather for their whole career. One day on the weekend the meteorologist notices a strange reading in his forecast. He picks up a strange cloud group coming towards his city. A Blizzard with high winds of over 100 mph, hail, frozen rain, and it dropped to negative 10 degrees. The blizzard demolished peoples homes from frozen trees and high winds, power lines tore…

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    9/11 Narrative Analysis

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    The idea of a narrative is to tell a story, the events occurring on the day of September 11, 2001 will provide an opportunity to relay my feelings, moving beyond the initial pure and basic anger at those responsible for such a desperate act. The image shows two emergency responders in the cloud of debris left by the collapse of the Trade Centers and what drew me to this picture is what they must have been talking about. The questions and issues I initially considered included: the loss of life;…

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    Emergency Response Plan

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    Lending services of community health and community support to the residents of Guernsey County, Ohio, is the Cambridge- Guernsey County Health Department. The health department is located at 326 Highland Ave, Cambridge, Ohio 43725 and can be reached by phoning: (740) 439-3577. Hours of operation are Mondays: 8:00AM- 5:30PM and Tuesday-Friday: 8:00AM- 4:30PM. For this discussion board, I will be creating an overview of my local health department and the services provided, provide a brief overview…

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    is used daily in many emergencies that involve trouble with the heart or breathing. This technique allows you to restore flow of oxygenated blood to a person’s brain and heart, and restore breathing in the person when the heart is stopped. When the heart stops, blood flow to the brain and organs stops which causes damage to these necessary body parts. Without help, the person could die within eight to ten minutes. Therefore, knowing the basics of CPR and how to perform them will help you…

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