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Veteran Chicago Paramedic Becomes Illinois State Fire Marshal

Matkaitis served for over three decades within the Chicago Fire Dept., rising from paramedic to chief paramedic and later assistant deputy fire commission for emergency medical operations.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

D.C. Medics Flee From Ambulance as Patient Becomes Violent

He says that after the patient became violent, the crew got out of the ambulance and radioed for police.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

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Drums Probed as Possible Cause of US Anthrax Case

Public health officials who learned of her diagnosis last week immediately began investigating, and earlier this week shut down the ministry center after anthrax spores were found on two drums.

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Detroit Family Questions EMS Delay

Another Detroit family is reeling over the death of their loved one. They watched him choke as they frantically tried to save him and called for help.

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lee County EMS to Spend $500,000 on New 911 Software

There's no crystal ball for dispatchers. They never know when or where the next emergency may strike. But now they have some help.

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009

Funeral Planned for Douglas County Paramedic Killed in Ambulance Wreck

Douglas County spokesman Wes Tallon told the AJC that Holmes, 37, died early Monday morning at Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was airlifted following the wreck.

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009

Attorney Has Questions Following Fatal Ambulance Wreck

A final report involving a fatal ambulance crash in October is raising serious new questions about the driver of the emergency vehicle.

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Firefighter LODD Highlights Need for Rehab

This loss of life and injuries to multiple firefighters points out the hazards involved in fires of any size and nature, and the need for EMS crews on standby at all fire incidents.

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009

RI Mayor Seeks Private EMS

North Providence mayor suggesting private ambulance service for some calls.

Posted Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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Tennessee Firefighter David Cline's Medical History May Have Contributed to Fatal Wreck

The investigation found that Cline, who died in the wreck along with an elderly patient in the ambulance, had been diagnosed with epilepsy and the sleep disorder narcolepsy.

Posted Tuesday, December 29, 2009


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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