Shoals Ambulance Requires EMS Providers to Wear Helmets

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF)

Folks in Lauderdale County will soon have a new ambulance provider. Shoals Ambulance Service will take over coverage for all areas in Lauderdale County, including the city of Florence, at midnight.

Both the city and county accepted a bid to adopt their services earlier this year. The switch ends Lauderdale County’s partnership with LEMS.

Not only is CEO Bryan Gibson ensuring the best services to the community; he’s taking the extra step to help protect his employees on the job – requiring them to wear helmets.

“The back of an ambulance is an unsafe place. Said Gibson, “Hopefully they stop and they should, but things happen and sometimes people don’t see us and we get hit.”

SAS is one of the first departments in the country to require their employees to wear helmets while responding to emergencies.

Read the full story and watch the video complete with staff interviews here http://www.waff.com/story/22123900/shoals-paramedics-required-to-wear-helmets

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About Dan White

I'm a retired Paramedic and EMS Instructor with 35 years EMS and emergency medical product experience. I love canoes, cars and EMS. I write about EMS Technology on the Paramedic Blog, the Insights on Innovation column for EMS1.com, on AmbulanceWorld.com and Multibriefs.com. I work for Intersurgical, Inc. managing EMS sales and distribution. I can be reached directly at 573-240-0002. Follow me @Paradan on Twitter
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One Response to Shoals Ambulance Requires EMS Providers to Wear Helmets

  1. Glenn says:

    NOT the first by a long shot! Johnny
    n Roy wore them back in yhe 70’s!!!

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