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CTESOA gets three new ambulances, equipment

California Tahoe Emergency Service Operations Authority recently purchased three new ambulances and associated equipment, the organization announced Friday.

The ambulances, which replaced three older units that will be used as reserves, are in service and staffed with paramedic firefighters. They are equipped with power load gurneys, which increases the safety for patients and significantly decreases the possibility of back injuries to firefighters. The gurneys are capable of hydraulically lifting any size patient into the ambulance. In addition, three Zoll “Autopulse” cardiac support units have been purchased. The “Autopulse” is an automatic CPR machine, which delivers improved blood flow without interruptions during transport. It also eliminates the fatigue factor by EMS personnel and provides hospital caregivers better access to the patient. Both benefits result in the higher possibility of survival rates for people who have suffered a cardiac arrest.

CTESOA is overseen by Lake Valley Fire Protection District and South Lake Tahoe Fire Department which manages the ambulance service provided to area residents.

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