Rescue Squad: A History of Volunteer Ambulance Service

Rescue Squad: A History of Volunteer Ambulance Service

by Jack Kelly
     
 
RESCUE SQUAD is a short, 7,000-word essay that details the birth and development of volunteer ambulance services in the United States. It begins with the earliest squad, formed in 1928 by Julian S. Wise, a pioneer in the field. It traces the haphazard nature of ambulance service, particularly in rural areas, which persisted through the 1960s. That era saw the

Overview

RESCUE SQUAD is a short, 7,000-word essay that details the birth and development of volunteer ambulance services in the United States. It begins with the earliest squad, formed in 1928 by Julian S. Wise, a pioneer in the field. It traces the haphazard nature of ambulance service, particularly in rural areas, which persisted through the 1960s. That era saw the beginning of emergency medical systems, the advent of emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and many other improvements. Volunteers played an important part in bringing emergency care to patients in the field, and continue to do so. This essay, by a longtime volunteer EMT, is thoroughly researched and provides a fascinating glimpse of the evolution of this critical part of our medical system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014101677
Publisher:
J. Porter Publishing
Publication date:
02/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
63 KB

Meet the Author

JACK KELLY is a historian and novelist, the author of GUNPOWDER: ALCHEMY, BOMBARDS & PYROTECHNICS (Basic Books). He has been a member of a volunteer rescue squad in rural New York State for more than 20 years.

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