Greenville, N.C. Buys New Ambulances to Help Shoulder Fire Crews’ Burden

New ambulances at a Greenville, North Carolina fire department feature heavy-duty stretchers to help reduce workplace injuries among firefighters.
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A fire department in Greenville, North Carolina has received several new vehicles that will act as ambulances to help with patients and take some of the burden off of paramedic teams.

The vehicles are equipped with special stretchers that will make it easier to move heavy patients, as the department has seen a 25% increase in workers comp injuries in recent years. The stretchers aim to take some of the weight, literally, off of firefighters’ shoulders.

The special stretchers can hold up to 700 pounds.

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