ELSA Bridges Communication Gap in Hastings, Nebraska

by / Friday, 12 February 2016 / Published in News

ELSA has been adopted by the city of Hastings, Nebraska. Lauren Scharf of Nebraska.tv had this to say:

“Breaking barriers and helping rescue crews do their jobs, Hastings, Nebraska, has bought a interpretation/translation system for the city. The device looks like a walkie-talkie, but the person on the other end can understand and interpret most languages. Hastings fire and rescue crews have had the system for just a couple months and have used it three times, including just last night.

“Could you ask the patient why we are here at their house today and why they called 911?” firefighter and paramedic Jens Petersen asked to the Spanish translator.

The ELSA system is bridging the communication gap for Hastings Fire and Rescue…”

KHGI-TV/KWNB-TV/KHGI-CD-Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings

See the full story HERE at Nebraska.tv.