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Posted by: thepinetree on 11/27/2018 09:23 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 11/27/2018 09:23 AM
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Ebbetts Pass Fire District Receives Office of Traffic Safety Grant for Emergency Response Equipment

Arnold, CA...The Ebbetts Pass Fire District (host agency) was awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) of $100,000 for the purchase of Extrication Equipment to assist crash victims and help with emergency response. The grant funded Extrication Equipment can aid in extricating victims from a severely damaged vehicle, reducing the time it takes to transport victims to receive critical care. In 2017, the Ebbetts Pass Fire District, Murphys Fire Protection District, Altaville-Melones Fire District and Copperopolis Fire Protection District responded to 219 crashes to aid victims injured in which 46 of those required extrication.




“Ebbetts Pass Fire District, Murphys Fire Protection District, Altaville-Melones Fire District and Copperopolis Fire Protection District rely on this type of safety equipment to help save the lives of critically injured crash victims trapped in a vehicle,” said Chief Mike Johnson. “The difference between life and death can be a matter of minutes, which is why it is critical to be able to reach victims and provide treatment as quickly as possible.”

Delays in extrication can negatively impact the patient’s critical “golden hour” of trauma survivability. The “golden hour” for Emergency Medical Services is the core principle of rapid intervention in trauma cases: 1) get to the patient quickly, 2) treat what can be treated on scene, and 3) quickly get the patient to the right hospital. Anything that can be done to compress each of these time periods aids in patient survival/recovery.

The grant will assist in efforts to reduce the number of persons killed in traffic collisions. Traffic deaths from all causes increased nearly 7% from 2015 to 2016 in California. Safer roads and cars, stepped up enforcement and awareness, along with faster and more effective extrication equipment for emergency responders will help in sending that trend downward.
                                                           
Altaville-Melones Fire District and Murphys Fire Protection District will each receive a complete set of new Vehicle Extrication Equipment. Additionally, the remainder of the grant funds will be used to purchase new Stabilization Equipment and Air Bag Systems for Ebbetts Pass Fire District and Copperopolis Fire Protection District

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



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Posted on: 2018-11-27 10:14:22   By: Anonymous
 

Obama Used Tear Gas At Least 80 Times at Border
Under the Obama Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) law enforcement officials, including Border Patrol agents, utilized tear gas against migrants at or near the border at least 80 times between FY2012 and early FY2017.
CBP officials reported the use of tear gas and pepper spray to push back “assaultive” caravan migrants attempting to enter the U.S. illegally on Sunday. The agency began using these particular sprays during the Obama administration in 2010.
Breitbart News confirmed the CBP began using tear gas (2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile – CS) in 2010, though the available usage data initiates in FY2012.
“CBP takes Sunday’s employment of use-of-force very seriously. CBP reviews and evaluates all uses of force incidents to ensure compliance with policy,” a CBP spokesman told Breitbart News in response to an inquiry. “Over 1,000 individuals who were part of the so-called caravan attempted to cross illegally into the U.S. by breaching sections of the fence and using vehicle lanes in and near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. This group ignored law enforcement agencies in Mexico and assaulted U.S. Federal Officers and Agents assigned to respond to the situation in San Diego.”
“As a response to the assaults and to defuse this dangerous situation, trained CBP personnel employed less-lethal devices to stop the actions of assaultive individuals attempting to break into the U.S.,” the spokesman continued. “CBP has been preparing for weeks for events like the one on Sunday. We have seen the use of violence by members of this so-called caravan who have attacked law enforcement personnel in Guatemala, Mexico and now the U.S. CBP will consider using all approved and available resources to protect travelers, caravan members, and our agents and officers.”
The CBP use of force reports show CS tear gas used 126 times since 2012. Officials utilized pepper spray a total of 540 times during that same period.
The current CBP Use of Force Policy handbook (dated May 2014) requires all officers and agents to be trained in the use of all weapons utilized in operations, including less than lethal devices, such as these types of sprays. It also requires the officers and agents to be exposed to the sprays as part of the course of instruction.
During a telephone conference call with news media on Monday, CBP Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan said, “Yesterday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and officers in San Diego effectively managed an extremely dangerous situation involving over 1,000 individuals who sought to enter the U.S. unlawfully in large groups. They did so safely and without any reported serious injuries on either side of the border.”
“As we’ve articulated for several weeks, we have been concerned about the size of the caravan, its primarily single-adult composition, and the aggressive and assaultive behavior at both the Honduras-Guatemala border and the Guatemala-Mexico border,” the commissioner continued. “U.S. government officials have noted the presence of criminals in the group, and the Government of Mexico has arrested over 1,000 caravan members for criminal violations in Mexico.”
Source Link:
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2018/11/27/obama-used-tear-gas-at-least-80-times-at-border/


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    Posted on: 2018-11-27 11:08:57   By: Anonymous
     
    I am sure what you meant to say was "thank you EPFD for keeping us safe... for all you do, THANK YOU"



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      Posted on: 2018-11-27 12:50:23   By: Anonymous
       
      Ditto

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        Posted on: 2018-11-27 13:03:39   By: Anonymous
         
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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      Posted on: 2018-11-27 13:28:57   By: Anonymous
       

      Nazis took guns away from the people. Stifled their speech. Did not allow free and fair voting. Democrats are modern-day Nazis. #VoteThemOut2020


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WONDERFUL!!
Posted on: 2018-11-27 13:45:53   By: Anonymous
 
Wonderful news!!! - We're all so fortunate to have EPFD and their expertise in this community.

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Posted on: 2018-11-27 17:46:08   By: Anonymous
 
how are these fat fire persons going to get in or out of new emergency response vehicles?

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