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Sioux Falls buys 15 new cardiac monitor defibrillators

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Sioux Falls Fire Rescue has bought 15 new cardiac monitor defibrillators to give rescuers the latest in technology for patients with cardiac issues.

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - Sioux Falls Fire Rescue has bought 15 new cardiac monitor defibrillators to give rescuers the latest in technology for patients with cardiac issues.

The new Physio Control LifePak 15 units offer expanded capability over the previous generation, including carbon monoxide monitoring.

This equipment is the same technology used by Paramedics Plus, the city's advanced life-support transport provider. Having both first responding medical service providers using the same technology creates a better transition process.

Fire Rescue Chief Jim Sideras says all of the department's first responders are trained as emergency medical technicians, which is unique for a department of Sioux Falls' size.

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