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Florida Paramedics, Police Officer Crash

Authorities say the officer and paramedics were able to avoid being directly hit by the car.

Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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Despite GPS, Instructions, Md. Amb. Never Arrives on Scene

Firefighters on the scene tried unsuccessfully to guide the ambulance from Riverdale VFD to the scene. Eventually a second ambulance had to be sent to transport the patient.

Posted Friday, September 4, 2009

EMS: Bulk of Wash. D.C. Firefighters' Work

About 80 percent of the calls handled by Engine Company 10 are medical emergencies because the firehouse serves one of the city s poorest areas.

Posted Friday, September 4, 2009

Car Crashes into Connecticut Hospital

Police say a car carrying two men and a dog crashed through the front doors of a Connecticut hospital and ended up in the lobby.

Posted Friday, September 4, 2009

Illinois Paramedic Becomes Fire Department Chief

For the first time in the history of the Pekin Fire Department, a paramedic will command the troops.

Posted Thursday, September 3, 2009

Texas Ambulance Catches Fire

No patients were on board and the driver got out okay.

Posted Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ambulance Crew Rescues Hummingbird

Paramedic Susan Baker and EMT Bonnie Scott scooped up the almost lifeless victim and did everything they could to revive her.

Posted Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Blood Tests Detect Heart Attacks Faster, Better

A new generation of blood tests can quickly and reliably show if a person is having a heart attack soon after chest pains start a time when current tests are not definitive, two studies found.

Posted Thursday, September 3, 2009

Helicopter Crashes into Mississippi Duplex

A pilot's proficiency check went tragically wrong Tuesday, killing one Federal Aviation Administration employee and critically injuring another when their helicopter crashed into a Mississippi duplex, officials said.

Posted Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Iowa Medical Helicopter Hit by Fire Truck

A medical helicopter responding to an accident in southeast Iowa has been grounded after it was hit by a fire truck.

Posted Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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