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Posted on Thu, Nov 24, 2011 : 5:05 a.m.

Huron Valley Ambulance adds blanket warmers to ambulances

By Staff

This fall and winter Huron Valley Ambulance is equipping all its ambulances with blanket warmers.


A Huron Valley Ambulance employee comforts a patient being transported in an HVA ambulance, now equipped with blanket warmers.

photo courtesy of HVA

"It may seem like a small thing to some, but on a cold night our patients really appreciate being wrapped in a warm blanket when they are being transported for medical care," said Jerry Zapolnik, chief operating officer for HVA.

The blanket warmer units are carried in flexible bags and plugged into the ambulance’s power system. They can easily be unplugged and taken into a patient’s home, a hospital, nursing home or even to an accident scene.

Based in Ann Arbor, Huron Valley Ambulance is a nonprofit, community ambulance service covering Washtenaw, western Wayne and southwest Oakland counties.

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Joyce Williams

Mon, Nov 28, 2011 : 4:03 p.m.

Hi. Our "employee" is a licensed paramedic. If you could change that in the photo caption, it would be appreciated.