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Rescue squad in action
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Woods, Jon
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated February 21, 1961 reads "It's a call late at night. It could be a traffic accident, a drowning, a suicide, an expectant mother having a baby in a taxi cab. Vince Pratt and Don Peskett, members of a rescue-ambulance squad stationed in the Valley by the Los Angeles Fire Department, left photo, prepare to get under way. Enroute to their call, center, the two men are prepared for any emergency. 'We're trained to stop bleeding, straighten mangled limbs and safely transport victims to the hospital,' said Pratt. 'Our obligation is to do anything we can to provide emergency help.' At the scene, right, Pratt works on patient. Trained to treat emergencies in a hurry, members of the rescue squad receive courses in first aid and undergo a year of field training."
1 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 25 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Fire Department--Officials and employees
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Fire fighters--California--San Fernando Valley
Emergency medical personnel--California--San Fernando Valley
Emergency medical services--California--San Fernando Valley
Ambulances--California--San Fernando Valley
Automobiles--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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