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Fuchs EMS Trains Locals to Save Lives in Dominican Republic

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Friday, March 9, 2012


Fuchs EMS of Fair Lawn, NJ is collaborating with NY Yankees' Robinson Cano RC24 Foundation to secure, donate and deliver ambulances to the Dominican Republic, and to provide emergency medical training...

Lives already being saved; next visit planned

"Since returning to New Jersey, I've spoken to some of the students we trained in the DR who say the training was invaluable, that many lives have been saved as a direct result of our training and that patient care has improved 10-fold," said Fuchs. "The trucks are up and running and helping to save lives in San Pedro de Macoris on a daily basis. It's extraordinarily gratifying, and we're putting plans in place for our return visit. This initiative is about helping the people of the Dominican Republic build a system for professional emergency medical services, and we're well on our way."

Fuchs indicates that his team and the RC24 camp will return to the Dominican Republic to conduct more training and provide additional medical supplies in the fall. Additionally, Fuchs and his instructors are planning to organize some summer fundraising events and programs for Cano's foundation.

About RC24
RC24 is a non-profit charitable foundation formed in 2011 by Robinson Cano and his parents, Claribel Mercedes and Joselito Cano. Its mission is to touch the lives of underprivileged children in the Dominican Republic and around the world to improve their opportunities and better their future.

About Fuchs EMS
Fuchs EMS
and Medical Transportation Services, based in Fair Lawn, NJ, is a private LLC corporation. Its CEO Kevin Fuchs is a healthcare provider with more than 20 years of EMS-related experience as both an emergency medical technician and former paramedic. Fuchs EMS is fully licensed and insured by the State Department of Health and Senior Services of New Jersey to provide non-emergency and emergency basic life support care and transportation as well as wheelchair van transportation and services. The company provides service to clients and patients throughout Bergen and Passaic counties on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week basis, including to Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah. Fuchs has been active in numerous charitable initiatives related to 9/11, Hurricane Floyd, Tomorrow's Children Fund and others. In 2010, Fuchs EMS donated an ambulance to the town of Licey al Medio in the Dominican Republic. http://www.fuchsems.com

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EMS World -- March 9, 2012
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