"It's going to be a real advantage to the community," said Dennis Rowe, Rural/Metro Ambulance Service marketing general manager for Knox County.
upgraded to LIFEPAK 15 and these became available.
The machines allow the cardiologist to be notified of the patient condition during transport and saves the muscle of the heart, Rowe
said that first responders get to the patients 4 to 16 minutes ahead of ambulances.
"First responders know the area and know the people and can get there quicker.
They're critical to our patients and the community," he
has been using the 12-lead EKG equipment for four years.
"They are relatively new as far as technology is concerned," Rowe
At the ceremony were (from left) Dennis Rowe, Rural/Metro marketing general manager for Knox County;