Data tracking helps keep U.S. Open spectators safe
By Mike Wereschagin
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
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PITTSBURGH, Penn. — A mobile medical training center outfitted to treat everything from bee stings to heart attacks is helping change how the United States Golf Association keeps spectators safe.
Hidden behind green fencing, the blue, 46-foot-long trailer has been collecting data at the end of each day from the three medical tents spaced through Oakmont Country Club for the U.S. Open, said Linda Reiger, an emergency medical services specialist at UPMC St. Margaret hospital near Aspinwall.