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Utah Man Believed Dead, Revived by Paramedics

The highway patrol says it appeared he may have been deceased when paramedics arrived but they were able to revive him.

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Utah Man Dies after Ingesting Hazardous Substance

Frank says the clinic was shut down and 24 people there were quarantined. She says eight of them were being decontaminated in a tent on the clinic site.

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Final Salute for Pennsylvania EMT

Hundreds turned out Friday morning to say goodbye and salute Swoyersville EMT Ryan Broghamer who died Tuesday when his vehicle caught fire.

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Brooklyn Volunteer EMS Corps at Work in Haiti

The Bed-Stuy Volunteer ambulance is among a few crews from New York in Haiti.

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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CDC Reports Only 1 in 5 Americans Received H1N1 Vaccination

The estimate is based on two government telephone surveys done in December and early January.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

Health Conditions Worsen in Haiti

The destruction from the earthquake in Haiti left impacted areas with no electricity or clean water.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

Ohio County EMS Chief Accused of Scamming Residents

Set to be arraigned today on fourth- and fifth-degree felony theft charges, Ryan D. Pracht, 31, of 114 Westchester Drive, is also accused of using his position as president of Washington County EMS to illegally collect money, according to investigators.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

Cameras Standard on Kentucky Ambulances

Chalk said the camera can also help settle disputes, of which about 10 per year occur. Those can include billing disputes or complaints about medics.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

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Red Cross Program Puts AEDs in Schools

When a heart attack or stroke happens, every minute counts. That's why the American Red Cross is taking action to put Automated External Defibrillators within reach when an emergency occurs.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

Consultant Says Florida County Needs Additional Ambulance

Palm Coast needs a fourth ambulance to meet American Heart Association standards for transporting patients to hospitals, according to a consultant. But getting that ambulance isn't as easy as going out and buying one.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

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