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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Medical Advisory Committee (MAC)

Established in 1977, this committee provides advice and recommendations to the EMS Agency and EMS Medical Director on medically related topics. Examples include ALS and BLS medical treatment guidelines; new prehospital skills and/or medications; prehospital policies and procedures related to patient medical management; and review of medical quality issues.

Membership consists of base hospital coordinators, liaison physicians, representatives from each ALS provider agency, and receiving hospital emergency physician representatives.

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