Alexandria, VA – Residents in New Lexington, OH now have the added strength of the APCO Institute’s Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) behind their 9-1-1 call center because the Perry County 9-1-1 Center recently implemented the program.
The APCO Institute EMD Program, based on EMD guide cards and software, is a systematic way to manage emergency medical service (EMS) resources in an organized and effective manner and to provide medical assistance to callers, when needed, until medically trained field response units arrive at the scene.
The Perry County 9-1-1 Center has six full-time and seven part-time staff that receives a call volume of approximately 20,000 9-1-1 calls annually.
“The Institute welcomes the Perry County 9-1-1 Center as an EMD User Agency and looks forward to working with their staff to provide EMD services to their area,” said APCO Institute Director Julie Troutman.
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