Grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation will be utilized in the development of rapid response emergency medical service systems in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. The projects, which will become effective during the Bicentennial celebrations, will provide for a Medical Emergency Coordination Communications Assessment (MECCA). MECCA will combine transportation facilities with medical assistance through a communications system using computer technology. The projects, which are expected to rapidly mobilize and manage available resources in accidents and other medical emergencies, will complement the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

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  • Accession Number: 00099750
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NHTSA-72-75(HP)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM