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New Defibrillators Added to Cameron Co. Ambulances

3 years 5 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, June 15 2017 Jun 15, 2017 June 15, 2017 4:20 PM June 15, 2017 in News

BROWNSVILLE – Emergency responders in Cameron County obtained the latest technology to help improve patients’ chances of survival.

The South Texas Emergency Care Foundation is placing 26 high-tech defibrillators inside their ambulances.

The defibrillators will serve patients from the Hidalgo County line to Brownsville city limits.

The devices, equipped with WI-FI and Bluetooth technology, will allow first responders to transmit real-time information about a patient to doctors in the emergency room.

Officials said the Legacy Foundation awarded them $1 million to purchase the equipment. 

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