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Carroll County Sheriff's Office Dispatchers Complete Emergency Medical Dispatch Training

Posted on April 16, 2018

On April 6, 2018 all dispatchers for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office completed a five week, 40 hour EMD course, and became certified through APCO International.  The EMD course was instructed by Samantha Jacobs, Dispatcher and APCO certified EMD Instructor.
Throughout the five week course, our dispatchers became CPR certified, and participated in classroom hours which covered resource allocation, anatomy of the body and health conditions, emergency situations, and practiced real time call scenarios using the APCO EMD flip card procedures.
As an Emergency Medical Dispatch Center, our dispatchers will be able to stay on the phone at the callers request and provide potentially lifesaving guidance and techniques in emergency situations when every second counts!   This includes but is not limited to CPR, choking emergencies, and bleeding control/traumas until EMS arrives at your location.  
The new EMD standards are expected to begin on April 28, 2018 after policy and procedures have been reviewed with all dispatchers. 

Sheriff Dale R. Williams

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