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      Those Who Save Animals
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      When Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS) experienced a problem with their oxygen system at their Canal Street medical center they had to act fast to maintain the health of the animals in their care. They contacted the Stamford 911 Center who contacted the Stamford Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) Citywide Supervisor Mike Mansi.

      Supervisor Mansi worked with the Cornell staff to provide portable oxygen tanks for immediate relief. Mansi then brought in the SEMS Special Operations Unit, equipped with a system capable providing as many as 18 animals with oxygen.

      Fortunately the main hospital oxygen system was able to be recharged and normal operations resumed without the temporary system being needed. “We don’t get calls like this very often, but we always want to be able to assist whenever we can and as an animal lover, I was happy to help.” Mansi said.

      CUVS Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Susan Hackner went on to say, “We are incredibly indebted to Stamford EMS. They responded immediately and effectively, and were a pleasure to deal with. Most importantly, they saved lives! We could not have managed without them and are extraordinarily grateful for their expertise, professionalism and responsiveness. Thank you!”

      Stamford Emergency Medical Services is the not-for-profit emergency paramedic ambulance service for the City of Stamford. SEMS responds to over 14,000 calls annually and is the only CAAS Accredited EMS agency in Connecticut.
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