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ZOLL Data Systems gives out First Annual 'Excellence in EMS Award' to Charleston County EMS at annual users conference

Panel of EMS organization executives serves as judges to select the organization that most fully demonstrates best practices for performance excellence

BROOMFIELD, Col. - ZOLL Data Systems™, announced the first annual ‘Excellence in EMS’ award winner at Summit 2006, their annual users conference. The award finalists were EMS organizations from the City of Calgary in Canada, REMSA in Reno, Nevada, Pinellas County in Florida, Cataldo EMS in the town of Somerville, Massachusetts, and Charleston County EMS in Charleston, South Carolina.

The award was judged by a panel of executives from other EMS services. EMS organizations were judged based upon four core values:

- Patient-focused excellence

- Valuing staff

- Social responsibility and community health

- Managing for innovation

“We are constantly striving to better serve our citizens and take care of our dedicated staff,” said Don Lundy, Charleston County EMS Director. “But one of the reasons we stood apart from the rest this year is due to our innovations with new programs such as one that is helping to save valuable minutes for heart attack victims.”

Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties together initiated the cardiac program that has significantly reduced treatment times for patients who are having a heart attack.

Charleston County EMS is also in the process of initiating the first digital mapping project in the County for emergency vehicles, and has introduced several advanced treatment procedures for patients involving airway management and heart failure.

“We are very proud of our customers’ efforts to achieve excellence and hope that our technology solutions and services play a big role in this effort. We also strive to achieve excellence in all that we do here at ZOLL Data Systems to help further our customers’ goals.” said David Brown, president of ZOLL Data Systems.

ZOLL Data Systems plans to give this award to the EMS organization that best achieves performance excellence each year at Summit, its annual users conference.

About ZOLL Data Systems
ZOLL Data Systems, of Broomfield, Colorado, develops, markets, and sells the RescueNet suite—computer-aided dispatch, billing, field data collection, crew scheduling, and mobile data software for the emergency medical services (EMS) market. RescueNet is the only fully integrated EMS information management system that allows EMS organizations to manage critical information for maximum performance. For more information, visit www.zolldata.com.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation
ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL) designs, manufactures, markets, and/or sells non-invasive resuscitation devices and software solutions. They include pacing and defibrillation devices (ZOLL’s M Series™ and AED Plus™, and LIFECOR, Inc.’s LifeVest™ and

Life-Padz™ WCD 3000S Wearable Defibrillators), circulatory assist devices (the AutoPulse™ and Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc.’s ResQPOD® Circulatory Enhancer); and a fluid resuscitation product called the Power Infuser®, manufactured by Infusion Dynamics, a division of ZOLL. These devices help healthcare professionals, emergency medical service providers, and first responders diagnose and treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest and trauma victims.

Additionally, through its subsidiary ZOLL Data Systems, ZOLL designs and markets software that automates the collection and management of both EMS clinical and non-clinical data. With direct operations, international offices, and business partners in all of the world’s major markets, ZOLL markets and sells its products in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.zoll.com or call +1 (978) 421-9655.

Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements regarding the anticipated performance level enhancements to be achieved through the use of ZOLL Data Systems’ products, and other statements contained herein regarding matters that are not historical facts, are "forward-looking" statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the successful rollout and market acceptance of the DisptachPRO options, the ability of the ZOLL sales force to market successfully multiple products, entrance of a competitive product, and those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in ZOLL’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 12, 2005.


Copyright © 2005 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. 269 Mill Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4105. AED Plus, M Series, RescueNet, and ZOLL Data Systems are trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation. The LifeVest System is a trademark of LIFECOR, Inc. The ResQPOD is a trademark of Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc. The AutoPulse Resuscitation System is a trademark of Revivant Corporation. Power Infuser and ZOLL are registered trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements regarding the anticipated development of the Company's business, our ability to differentiate our products from others on the market, and other statements contained herein regarding matters that are not historical facts, are "forward-looking" statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 19, 2004.



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