New Windsor Ambulances Will Track Seat Belt Use

Sunday December 28th, 2014

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Seven new Essex-Windsor ambulances will soon be on the road with brand new technology to keep emergency workers and patients safe.

Essex-Windsor EMS is the first to have ambulances with a comprehensive integrated seat belt monitoring and management system with the ability to track seat belt usage in all five seating positions in the vehicle.

“Every day, we are looking at ways to make our vehicles safer for both our paramedics and the patients we serve”, says EMS Chief Bruce Krauter. “This technology allows our staff to administer critical medical care in a safe environment.”

Before the ambulance takes to the road, drivers will have the knowledge if the paramedic working in the back of the vehicle is properly seated and restrained. If the paramedic in the patient area is not belted in, a visual and audible warning will indicate to the driver that the paramedic in the back is not secure. The onboard ‘Ferno ACETECH Informatics and Monitoring Modules’ track the seat pan and seat belt sensors, instantly sending this safety data back to the supervisor on duty or management to assess the potential risk situation.

“Monitoring and reducing risk are key components of our strategic plans”, says Dean Wilkinson, Essex-Windsor EMS Deputy Chief. “We strive to maintain the highest safety standards for those who are here to keep our community safe.”

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