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Odd Job: Woman Impaled by Tree Limb

Michelle Childers and her husband, Daniel, were taking a recreational drive on a rural road Sept. 5 when a spruce tree crashed through the passenger side window of the vehicle.

Posted Monday, September 21, 2009

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EMTs Rescue Five People from High Carbon Monoxide Levels

EMTs Andrew Gabor and Claudia Rugel from Station 32 were called to help a man who fell in an apartment in Brooklyn, but they ended up saving the lives of five people, including an infant.

Posted Monday, September 21, 2009

South Carolina Legislators Seek Public Access to EMS Data

Four legislators from Beaufort County said they would support a change in state law that would open public access to local EMS data to help improve oversight of those departments.

Posted Monday, September 21, 2009

Rescue Squad Member in Tenn. Crash Dies

Joseph R. Barlow, 57, Mountain City, died at Johnson City Medical Center.

Posted Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fire Engine Forces Ambulance Off Road

He credited their training and quick response for preventing the accident from becoming "what could have been a huge disaster."

Posted Friday, September 18, 2009

New Hampshire Towns Using Modems to Enhance EKGs

Towns have begun hooking those machines up to modems that can beam the reading right to the emergency room.

Posted Friday, September 18, 2009

Kansas City Places MAST Under Fire Department Control

Kansas City s ambulance service, known as MAST, is now under the control of the city s Fire Department, a move that surprisingly came together in just a week.

Posted Friday, September 18, 2009

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Md. Technical Rescue Team Picks Driver Off 40' Embankment

The vehicle left the roadway jumping the curb and sped down a steep 40-foot embankment.

Posted Friday, September 18, 2009

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Panel Recommends Trimming Terror Color Alerts

The task force was divided on whether the colors should be eliminated, but all agreed that if the administration chooses to keep the colors, there should be only three tiers.

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2009

Massachusetts Paramedics Cited in Fatal Call

Three Acushnet paramedics were penalized this month by the state Department of Public Health for mistakes made during a July emergency call, including the incorrect administration of a drug, according to a state report.

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2009


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