Stock Car Racing NASCAR adds traveling safety team
NASCAR adds traveling safety team
Wednesday, 08 February 2017
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NASCAR will introduce a full-time, traveling safety team for all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekends in 2017 after partnering up with American Medical Response (AMR).
AMR will provide a doctor and paramedic, who will work in tandem with the local safety personnel at each track's Infield Care Center.
"This partnership further strengthens NASCAR's medical response capability, making our well-established, medical response system even better," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. "AMR is a leader in the emergency services sector, and its doctors and paramedics add another layer of expertise to the immediate response team."
AMR will position state licensed doctors and paramedics in a chase vehicle along with two NASCAR Track Services team members and immediately respond to an on-track incident. The paramedic and doctor will provide an assessment at the scene.
"We're excited about this partnership with NASCAR," said Edward Van Horne, president and chief executive officer, AMR. "We're going to work collaboratively with NASCAR and local teams to share best EMS practices and ensure the highest quality of care."
AMR, which currently delivers EMS support at a number of NASCAR events, will provide a physician to serve as the national medical director of the AMR Safety Team to oversee all services provided by AMR and work with the NASCAR Medical Liaisons and NASCAR Consulting Physicians.
02-08-2017 10:41 PM
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