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Jersey City Aims to Have Fastest 911 Response Time in Country; Goal of Sub 2 Minute Response

Jersey City Aims to Have Fastest 911 Response Time in Country; Goal of Sub 2 Minute Response
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop, United Hatzalah and the Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health are partnering to launch the first of its kind in the country of a mobile app based community response system for ambulatory calls. The program, known as Community Based Emergency Care (CBEC), is modeled after the highly successful Israeli community-based emergency care program United Hatzalah, which is described here: https://www.ted.com/talks/eli_beer_the_fastest_ambulance_a_motorcycle?language=en.

Initially, Jersey City will target 100 volunteers to launch the program. The volunteers will complete a course on basic emergency response provided by Barnabas; the volunteers will be outfitted with emergency response equipment, and will have a mobile app linked into the city’s EMS 911 system.

“The idea is simple and it leverages technology. As an example, if a 911 call comes into a high-rise building for a heart attack victim on the 10th floor, why should we not try to bridge the response time to provide help if we know there is a doctor or someone who can help on the 5th floor? Rather than waiting for the ambulance to arrive and the doctor hearing the sirens, we will notify certified personnel, provide them with a real-time GPS locator so they can bridge the response time until an ambulance arrives. This system will be the first to leverage the community working with technology,” said Mayor Fulop.

 

14 U.S. States Now Have Measles; Outbreak Might Be in New York Area

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BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Measles was ruled out as a constant presence in the United States in 2000, but it has made a big comeback 15 years later.

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Most N.J. Physicians Report the Changing Healthcare Environment Negatively Impacts Their Role as a Doctor

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BY NINA DIETRICH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

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An Innovative Approach to Combating Hunger

An Innovative Approach to Combating Hunger
BY JENNIFER SCIORTINO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

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Wounded Soldiers Get Medical Marijuana Chewing Gum

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BY ERIC GUNDERSEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

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SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

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Lesniak Calls For Investigation of Special Education Violations In Public Schools

Lesniak Calls For Investigation of Special Education Violations In Public Schools
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

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WANTED: This NJ Breast Pump Thief

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BY BOB HOLT
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More Evidence Autism Linked to Environment

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BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A recent study has found further links of environmental factors to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders.

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