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Hancock County Emergency Services Director Damian Rice

Trauma; when a medical emergency strikes

When a medical emergency strikes, how do emergency personnel determine which medical facility a patient needs? Do emergency personnel transport a patient to the medical facility a patient requests? The patient’s condition determines which medical facility emergency personnel choose. “We have to go to the closest, most appropriate medical facility,” Hancock County Emergency Services Director…

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Concerns for Hancock County emergency communications

Hancock County Emergency Services Director Damian Rice appeared before the Hancock County Fiscal Court Monday morning to tell the magistrates that the county’s emergency communications equipment barely works. He said sometimes emergency workers cannot contact dispatch with necessary information when on scene. “We had a fire out on 60 by the Career Center last night…

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