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May 21, 2007

Albany - 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, Emergency medical workers do their best to keep you safe.

This is Emergency Medical Services Week. Emergency care workers, from hospital employees to EMTs greatly improve your chances of surviving a sudden illness or injury.

Roy Evans has worked as a paramedic for 12 years and says he's proud to know that his work saves lives. He said, "Survival rate would plummet. Research has shown early CPR saves thousands of lives every year. ACLS, which is advanced cardiac life support, medicaiton, saves thousands of lives each year, so without the service that was established back in 1974, 1975, we wouldn't have those survival rates at all."

This week, an ambulance will be at the Albany mall to demonstrate equipment and check blood pressure.

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