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Unformatted text preview: Write a 500 word Essay on the National Academy of Emergency Disptach Protocols. I would like to know the history of EMD and the history of the NAED protocols. The history of emergency medical dispatchers shows that their development and position came about out of necessity following the creation of the 911 system. In 1957, the National Association of Fire Chiefs concluded that there needed to be a formal system for reporting fires; as a result the 911 system was created. Ten years later, the Presidents Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice decided that 911 could function as a public safety emergency which citizens could use to get in touch with fire and police. Throughout this time, the ambulance service was mainly provided through private agencies and the patient or patients family would have to call the operator and be transferred to the local ambulance service for transport. In the late 60s early 70s, emergency dispatchers began to include ambulances as add-ons to their dispatches of fire or law enforcement, only if the ambulance company had...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2011 for the course EMS 0000 taught by Professor Smith during the Winter '11 term at Lenoir Community College.
- Winter '11