Duress alarms to be installed in Gold Coast ambulances

In a bid to combat violence against paramedics, a new safety alarm system is set to be installed in Gold Coast ambulances.

The ABC reports that the multi-million duress systems will feature a hidden camera that will feed footage from the back of the ambulance to the driver.

Queensland Ambulance Service assistant commissioner Dee Taylor-Dutton told the ABC that the initiative will provide further assistance to paramedics in order to keep them safe.


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“We’ll be able to very quickly see what’s happening enough to be able to alert our communications system that police are required,” she said.

 

 

 

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