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Intoxicated 21-Year-Old Takes Ambulance in Kansas

Hadl says the man was intoxicated and believed he had no other way home. He led police on a brief, low-speed chase.

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009

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NTSB: South Carolina Medevac Lacked Safety Features

A medical helicopter that crashed in South Carolina last month, killing three crew members, lacked safety features recommended by experts, a federal official said Thursday.

Posted Friday, October 9, 2009

U.S. Stops Counting Flu Cases

U.S. health officials have lost track of how many illnesses and deaths have been caused by the first global flu epidemic in 40 years. And they did it on purpose.

Posted Friday, October 9, 2009

Former Denver Paramedic Found Guilty of Assault

A former Denver paramedic faces up to 12 years in prison when he is sentenced next month for second-degree assault and false reporting.

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2009

Virginia Medevac Service Seeks Help

Nightingale plans to exchange its 23-year-old aircraft for a new helicopter in 2011 at a cost of $7 million.

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2009

Settlement in Chicago Faulty Defibrilator Case

The family of a 49-year-old man who died of a heart attack after a defibrillator on the Chicago Fire engine sent to resuscitate him did not work - because the batteries hadn't been replaced - will receive $3.2 million under a settlement advanced Monday by a City Council committee.

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2009

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USFA: Medical Device Recall Notice

Medical Device Recall: Unomedical Manual Pulmonary Resuscitator

Posted Wednesday, October 7, 2009

USFA: Diving Mask Recall Notice

Guardian Full-Face Diving Masks Recalled by Ocean Technology Due to Visor Separation Hazard

Posted Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Ohio Declares H1N1 State of Emergency

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland officially declared an emergency due to the national H1N1 influenza pandemic, allowing EMT-Intermediates and EMT-Paramedics to perform H1N1 immunizations.

Posted Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Idaho Woman Killed by Garage Door Made Fake 911 Call

An Idaho woman who died after being pinned under a garage door at the paramedic building where she used to work first lured emergency workers away with a fake 9-1-1 call.

Posted Wednesday, October 7, 2009


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