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Longtime South Carolina County EMS Director Dies

Raymond Graham, who died Sunday at age 74, will be remembered for his leadership role in developing and then managing Charleston County's Emergency Medical Services system.

Posted Monday, October 19, 2009

Officials Study Options Between Fire Dept. or Private EMS

The city last studied the issue 10 years ago, concluding that change was expensive and unnecessary.

Posted Sunday, October 18, 2009

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Former Boston EMS Chief Sworn in as FEMA Deputy Administrator

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate will swear in his deputy at the Department of Homeland Security agency during a brief ceremony set for Monday morning at the historic Faneuil Hall in Boston.

Posted Sunday, October 18, 2009

Maryland Paramedic Suspended for Mistaken Death Declaration

A Baltimore City Fire Department paramedic who incorrectly determined a gunshot victim had died will be suspended without pay.

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nevada Inaugural University Paramedic Class Graduates

Graduates will go on to work for Clark County fire and area ambulance services.

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009

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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 Thursday, October 15, 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 Wednesday, October 14, 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 Wednesday, October 14, 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 Wednesday, October 14, 2009

California Braces for Mudslides

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

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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