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New EMS equipment expected to help save lives

THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

Thomas county EMS has some new equipment to help treat patients better.

Paramedics say last year they we're able to save more lives thanks to tools such as automatic chest compression devices, a device that allows them to give patients medications just as a doctor would through an IV, and their newest addition the king vision laryngoscope. It was purchased with the help of money from fines under the state's super speeder law.

"All that money gets collected and sent to Atlanta and then it get's divided up and sent to local trauma centers and the 911 zone provider ambulances," said paramedic Daniel Warren.

The tool allows paramedics to use a camera when inserting a tube into the throats of patients, to avoid further injuring the patient.

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