FORSYTH COUNTY — The ambulances providing Forsyth County’s emergency medical services will be equipped with cutting-edge intubation technology, thanks to a grant the local fire department received from the Georgia Trauma Commission.
According to a news release from the department, the grant provided to the county nine video laryngoscopes, which are designed to make it easier to open and maintain a patient’s airway in an emergency.
One of the devices will equip each of the seven ambulances that serve Forsyth through Central EMS, the county’s contracted emergency medical services provider. The other two units will be used for training and by the department.
In a statement, Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers welcomed the news.
“This equipment will allow paramedics and EMTs to more efficiently and effectively intubate, or open the airway, of patients who are having difficulty breathing,” he said.