October 7th, 2018 Is “National LED Light Day

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Daytime LED warning lights are brighter and can be seen from a longer distance.

Daytime LED warning lights are brighter and can be seen from a longer distance.

October 7th we celebrate National LED Light Day.

For the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach, LED lights mean that drivers of vehicles are better likely to see our emergency vehicles when responding to 911 EMS calls for help. This is especially true during the day time when older sealed beam lights just didn’t carry the brightness plus created a drain on the electrical system.

LED lights not only added brightness to the ambulance emergency light system, but interior lighting in the patient compartment brightness is vastly improved and heat reduction means a cooler working environment for the patient and the EMTs and Medics.

LED bulbs also have higher reliability and longer lifespan, which means we at VA Beach EMS are disposing of fewer LED bulbs, which in turn helps the environment.

So here is a shoutout to the LED Light! You can learn more about National LED light at: National LED LIGHT DAY.

Speaking of learning something new. Did you know that EMT and Paramedic training is free when you join Virginia Beach EMS as a volunteer?

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