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Henderson County News

How will first responders reach emergencies during I-26 work?

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Given lane closures, slow-downs and stopped traffic during the I-26 widening project, Henderson County's emergency medical services personnel are forming detailed plans and backup procedures to reach crash scenes and transport patients to hospitals, Henderson County Emergency Services Director Jimmy Brissie told the Board of Commissioners Monday night.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Heart attack victim
 thanks EMTs for saving his life

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Bud Werdelin says he never would have believed he would use the words “cardiac arrest after my name.”   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Emergency Medical Service | Henderson County emergency management

Henderson County News

County EMS honored for stress management initiative

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners accepted the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Community Service Award on behalf of Henderson County Emergency Services last week.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Emergency Medical Service | Henderson County emergency management | Jimmy Brissie | PTSD

Henderson County News

County to pursue $9 million emergency services center

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday authorized County Manager Steve Wyatt to pursue plans for a new consolidated headquarters for emergency medical responders at a cost of up to $9 million.   Read Story »

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Celebration of Dr. Harley's life is set

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The family has scheduled a celebration of the life of Dr. J. Crit Harley from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Elizabeth Leigh Inn, 908 5th Avenue West.   Read Story »

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LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Council right to review duplicative service

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It probably was no accident that the proposal to radically cut back on Hendersonville city fire truck responses to medical calls came from a lame duck city manager.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville Fire Department | Henderson County Emergency Medical Service

Hendersonville News

City may reduce fire response to medical calls

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It's a familiar sight, and it's sometimes a head scratcher.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Henderson County Emergency Medical Service | local government borrowing | Henderson County emergency management | local budgets

Henderson County News

EMS offers emergency cardiac arrest response training

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Henderson County Emergency Medical Services will present information to health care providers, first responders and EMS agencies about a new cardiac care program on Thursday at the Conference Hall at Blue Ridge Community College.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Two EMS officials win advanced certificates

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Henderson County Emergency Medical Services training officer James Teague and field training specialist John Carrico graduated on Feb. 22 from the EMS Management Institute at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

County buys two new ambulances

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First Citizens Bank submitted the winning bid to finance two ambulances and other medical equipment for $413,539 at 1.25 percent interest over four years, Henderson County's finance director said.   Read Story »

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