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Death Toll Over 600 as Rescuers Struggle to Reach China Quake Victims

At least 774 aftershocks have been recorded in the quake zone so far, with the biggest at 6.3 magnitude.

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Prince George's County Rescuers Test Skills with Bleacher Collapse

The exercise scenario involved a collapse of bleachers loaded with concert goers at a local entertainment complex.

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Indiana University Student Barricades Room, Commits Chemical Suicide

"When the staff entered through the first door of the room, on the door of the closet there was a sign which said Warning H2S ."

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Charges Dropped in Virginia Ambulance Chase

Charges dropped against Petersburg paramedic.

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NY County Sees Spike in EMS Calls

The number of emergency calls for ambulances in Onondaga County jumped by more than 4,000 from its 2005 total of 22,000.

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Indiana Nurses Get Trauma Training

Rural nurses get trauma training.

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Florida Girl, Missing Four Days, Found Safe in Florida Swamp

The girl, who had last been seen Friday, was taken to a hospital in nearby Longwood, where she was evaluated and treated for dehydration and insect bites.

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate Improves in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The survival rate for someone who goes into cardiac arrest in Scottsdale has dramatically improved due in part to changes to training for police, fire and ambulance service.

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NAEMT Publishes Position Statement on Medical Direction in EMS

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) states that medical direction is an essential component of an effective EMS system in order to ensure that patient care is administered with appropriate clinical oversight using medically accepted standards.

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Avon Introduces Compact NIOSH-Approved Escape Hood

The Avon NH15 Escape Hood is the most compact NIOSH-approved CBRN escape hood available.

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010


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