Despite the objections of doctors and nurses at the time, Governor Reagan signed the Wedworth Townsend Act into law on July 15, 1970 (Approval of the first Paramedic Program in the country). Reagan only signed off after gaining assurance that paramedics would be allowed to cross city lines freely within Los Angeles County.
Air Assist's Team were leaders in putting paramedics in pvt. helicopters throughout the 70's. The Private Sector Program was operated as "Lifeshield".
The Construction on the $8 billion pipeline began March 27, 1975. The final weld was completed at Pumping Station 3, near Atigun Pass, on May 31, 1977, and oil began to flow through the pipeline June 20, AAI and Lifeshield were there.
The Essex Management team remembers those challenges that were paramount in promoting the Paramedicine program (EMT) with newly licensed medics using direct communications with Emergency rooms awaiting injured roughnecks .Those revelutionary procedures are now standard in emergency rooms in every US city.
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