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Response Drills and Mass Casualty Exercises Done Throughout California

Medical personnel triaged mock victims at the University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus and the Los Angeles County Fire Department practiced an evacuation of its headquarters and transfer of command to battalion chiefs using their vehicle radios as the primary means of radio dispatch.

Posted Friday, October 16, 2009

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Millions to Stage Massive Earthquake Drill in California

Some 6.7 million people have pledged to take part, according to organizers.

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dispatcher Helps Husband Save Wife With Compression-Only CPR

Scott got out of bed and turned on the light. His wife's face was pale.

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Judge Rules on Definition of Fallen Delaware Responder

The ruling by Judge Jerome O. Herlihy seems to clear the way for a possible conviction.

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009

California Braces for Mudslides

The storm prompted evacuation warnings earlier Tuesday near Santa Cruz and disrupted power across the state.

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oklahoma Program Looks to Cut Paramedic Shortage

The program started last year, and the first batch of students are nearing graduation.

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Georgia County Begins Charging for Patient Refusals

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved charging a $75 response fee to patients who refuse ambulance transport.

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Weather System Fixed Near Medevac Crash Site

A county airport weather system has been repaired after it was not working when a medical helicopter crashed in South Carolina, killing three crew members.

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Authorities Seek Cause of Arizona Sweat Lodge Deaths

Authorities haven't determined the cause of the deaths and illnesses; tests for carbon monoxide and other contaminants were negative.

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cleveland EMT Battles for His Own Life

While even in treatment for pancreatic cancer last week at University Hospitals, he shared a room with a man he twice transported to the hospital for respiratory distress.

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009


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