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Canadian Law Promotes First Public AEDs

If passed, Bill 41, The Defibrillator Access Act would be the first of its kind in Canada requiring Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) be installed in public spaces.

Posted Thursday, May 6, 2010

Chad Augustin Receives IAFP 2010 Tim Hynes Award

Chad was also instrumental in the formation of the Tactical EMS unit in Sacramento, spending a tremendous amount of time performing tactical training with local and regional law enforcement agencies.

Posted Thursday, May 6, 2010

Firefighter Investigated over CPR Program

Valente said that the investigation began after the state received anonymous complaints about Culleton.

Posted Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cost Causes Delays in Calling Ambulance

Almost one in 10 people would delay calling an ambulance if they were suffering heart attack symptoms.

Posted Thursday, May 6, 2010

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More Victims Feared as Tenn. Floodwaters Recede

Thousands of people fled rising water and hundreds were rescued, but bodies were recovered Monday from homes, a yard, even a wooded area outside a Nashville supermarket.

Posted Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Event Tests Rescue Skills of Md, Va Firefighters

The 2010 Technical Rescue Challenge kicked off Monday and will continue through Thursday.

Posted Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Drunks Take Syracuse Ambulance on Joyride

Two men who had been drinking jumped into an ambulance outside Upstate University Hospital and and went for a joyride.

Posted Tuesday, May 4, 2010

NAEMT Selects EMS on the Hill Day Grant Recipients

To assist active members interested in participating in EMS on the Hill Day, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) has selected four EMS practitioner recipients of grants of up to $1,200 each.

Posted Monday, May 3, 2010

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NAEMT Member Chief Bruce Evans to Receive IAFC James O. Page Achievement Award

Chief Evans was named to the National Fire Academy’s strategic planning committee for EMS and is a constant voice promoting EMS in the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education initiative to bring a standardized EMS Management degree to the country.

Posted Monday, May 3, 2010

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Greenwich Village's St. Vincent's Hospital Closes for Good

The city deployed extra ambulances to Manhattan's lower West Side to bring emergency cases to other hospitals; two vehicles were stationed near St. Vincent's in case someone mistakenly comes for care.

Posted Friday, April 30, 2010

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