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ATCEMS wraps up SXSW

March 19, 2017 - 9:10 pm
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(Austin/KJCE) With another year of South by Southwest and Spring Festival events now past us, Austin-Travis County EMS officials have released some statistics from the past week.

In the 5 day period between Tuesday, March 14 and Saturday, March 18, ATCEMS personnel handled 147 incidents in the downtown event area. Those incidents resulted in 100 patients, and 54 transports to area hospitals. Officials say the busiest night of the week was Friday, March 17 - St. Patrick's Day - with 51 incidents.

The numbers are comparable to 2016, where ATCEMS handled 151 incidents and 48 transports in the downtown area.

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