Fire protection district in Missouri implements cyanokits in ambulances

  • Source: KYTV NBC 3 Springfield
  • Published: 01/11/2023 12:00 AM

Lake Ozark Fire Protection District is working to equip cyanokits on their ambulance and trucks. The district has one. It’s kept in the ambulance should it be needed. ”I found out that we didn’t have it, and with us being a fire ALS (advance life support) Transport Agency, it’s not only crucial for the citizens we serve, but it’s crucial for our own folks,” said Deputy Chief Marc Carr. ”Essentially, if we have a rescue victim that we’ve pulled out of a fire, or it’s one of ourselves, then we established this through an IV line like we would any other medication, but it’s standing alone. We can’t give any other drugs through that line or anything else. It’s a 15-minute infusion,” said Deputy Chief Carr. The kits cost $1,200 each. ”It’s a budgetary expense out of the EMS side of the capital budget,” said Deputy Chief Carr.


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