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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fire/EMS Department Adopts Kwikpoint Visual Language Translator

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

Prince George’s County Councilmember Will Campos
described Kwikpoint the best by calling it,
“A simple yet powerful tool.”


A Kwikpoint visual language tool allows people to communicate both basic needs and complex ideas quickly and easily by simply pointing to universally recognized graphics and symbols. The Kwikpoint tool is compact and can be opened to display an array of pictures and diagrams as well as commonly used phrases in both English and Spanish. A paramedic that encounters a patient and is unable to communicate verbally can use this tool and point to a graphic and quickly learn where a victim feels pain. During a Press conference held today in Hyattsville, Prince George’s County Councilmember Will Campos described the Kwikpoint the best by calling it, “A simple yet powerful tool.”


The Fire/EMS Department has distributed a Medical Visual Language Translator on all EMS units in Prince George’s County. The product was purchased through a Federal Grant to the Office of Homeland Security.


Fire/EMS Chief Bashoor announced all EMS units have been equipped with VLT.

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