Rogers Fire Department was granted $200,000 to purchase new patient cots, reports Capt. Dennis Thurman with the fire department said the new state-of-the-art cots are fully automated. He said they’ll not only be easier for patients to get on and off, but will help reduce the risk of injury for EMS workers.

Richard Marinucci The overwhelming number of fire departments provide some level of emergency medical services (EMS) and have been doing so for quite some time. The increase in job responsibilities has changed many aspects of emergency service delivery including the core mission of fire suppression. There is no doubt that EMS has increased the status...