first responders

February 15, 2023

The emergency medical response service, one of the nation's first, started with outreach by Dr. Cobb to the Seattle Fire Department. 

A person administers chest compressions.
February 15, 2023

Someone experiences cardiac arrest every 90 seconds in the United States, translating to about 360,000 cardiac arrests per year, says UW Medicine cardiologist Dr.

February 15, 2023

A person's chance of surviving cardiac arrest is significantly higher if a bystander calls 911 and applies chest compressions.

August 30, 2022

First-responders in Jefferson County, Wash., will study an infection-control prototype during simulated patient transports.

August 30, 2021

Emergency medical responders' training and use of personal protective equipment is credited for low rate of on-the-job infection.

In the near future, your car will call 9-1-1 if it crashes.

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