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EMS Newsroom - 2009 Archive

Satellite Technology Speeds Ambulance Response
Louisville’s 54 EMS ambulances and fly cars are now equipped with Global Positioning Technology that tracks units in real time at MetroSafe dispatch – pinpointing their locations within ten feet so that the closest responders may deployed to each emergency medical call.

EMS Builds Hospital Network to Speed Heart Attack Care
Today, Louisville Metro EMS, the American Heart Association and seven area hospital systems announced a new partnership to improve heart attack care by shortening the time between ambulance arrival and treatment by EMS, and opening the blockage in the hospital cardiac catheterization lab – a procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI.

EMS Adds Life-Saving Device to Help Patients Survive Cardiac Arrest
Louisville Metro EMS will begin using a new life-saving device designed to improve CPR effectiveness for patients in cardiac arrest.