Monday, July 18, 2005

Chicago FD Uses Segway for EMS


In June, Chicago Fire Department (CFD) Commissioner Cortez Trotter introduced a new Special Events Emergency Response Team (SERT). The SERT initiative will strengthen emergency response at all City of Chicago major special events. Because city events grow in size each year, the department sought out innovative ways to control the increasing crowds and limit congestion during emergency responses.

One of the innovations is the six newly acquired Segway Human Transporters that will provide BLS. Each Segway is equipped with the three pouches that will contain first responder medical equipment, including an AED and basic first-aid supplies.


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