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 September 24, 2007  

Albany --  Dougherty EMS spends about eight thousand dollars a year printing paper reports. That doesn't include the time and manpower it takes to type up those reports and to search for them.

Now, a computer software system called Code-Red will be installed in all ambulances. It will allow paramedics to record their reports on a database and access information from other calls.

"It will enable us to do our reports quicker which should get our units back in their territories and improve our overall response times," said EMS Director Bobby Tripp.  

The system costs about $50,000, which will come out of the EMS budget.