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Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
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Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
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Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
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Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Close to 90 percent of the calls Toledo Fire and Rescue crews go on are medical runs.
"We're already trained rescuers, why not give us as many tools as possible to save lives so if we have a fire crew that responds to a fire and they rescue an individual from that house, we can start emergency medical services in the front yard," said Toledo Fire and Rescue Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld.
TFD's rigs are equipped with tools like the Lifepak 15, which firefighters say is almost like a miniature emergency room in a box.
Another machine, called Lucas, can give patients continuous chest compressions.
Crews also carry a drug box. These tools allow TFD to keep a patient at a location and stabilize them, sometimes for up to 30 minutes before rushing to the hospital.
"With the monitors we have, especially in the case of heart attacks, the monitors can transmit EKG to the hospital so they are fully prepared to treat that patient and there are times where we'll bypass the ER and go straight to the cath lab and begin treatments in seconds," said Toledo Firefighter Derek Peterson.
The tools are making a difference for patients. In 2005, TFD was able to restart the heart of a person without a heartbeat less than 20 percent of the time. Now, that number has risen to over 45 percent.