High Level Paramedic Care Coming to Springfield


SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Fire Department will soon introduce a technology that could potentially save the lives of victims of traffic accidents or medical emergencies.

Three life-support units designed to administer drugs to victims will be stationed throughout the city.

They will drive units smaller than fire trucks and will not transport patients.

The drugs are designed to be useful for traumatic injuries or in cases of heart attacks, drug overdoses, or diabetic distress.

 The upgrade will cost $50,000 per year for equipment and $70,000 per year to cover a three percent raise for 30 paramedics.

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