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Ariz. medic's invention can save backs

The firefighter paramedic has developed a belt that will help first responders while lifting heavy patients


By Regina Ford
Green Valley News & Sun

GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. — Green Valley firefighter Diane Vetter has been on hundreds of medical calls but one she took several years ago has led to an invention that could make life easier for first-responders all over the country.

“We encountered a 600-pound man who was sitting on his bedroom floor,” Vetter recalled. “The man said he was uninjured and he just needed help getting back on his feet.”

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