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FEMA Director Returns to Twitter

Fugate's return didn't go unnoticed. At least two friends sent messages welcoming him back.

Posted Thursday, August 13, 2009

Texas Paramedic Suffers Heart Attack on Call

It is initially reported that he had collapsed on the scene of a working code, suffering a cardiac arrest.

Posted Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Hurricane Amy Drill Tests Responders

The North Carolina Division of Emergency Management says this practice was made possible because of federal grant funding. This is the first time the state has put on a practice this large.

Posted Thursday, August 13, 2009

Officials Arraigned in EMS Training Scandal

The former Hamilton police chief and three other former North Shore public safety officials will be arraigned today for their alleged involvement in an EMT training scandal that hit the Danvers and Hamilton police departments.

Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pennsylvania FD Drops Ambulance Service

Eastern Salisbury Fire Department will end its 56 years of ambulance service tonight when it officially shuts down an operation that fire officials said had become a financial drain.

Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Several Treated after NY Plant Ammonia Leak

Two Rochester police officers are being treated for exposure to ammonia fumes after a leak at a milk processing plant.

Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fogging Machine to Sanitize San Diego Ambulances

The machine, which was purchased by San Diego Medical Services Enterprise, sprays a nontoxic dry mist disinfectant into the sealed-up ambulance.

Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2009

West Virginia County gives EMS Workers Pay Raise

Kimble said that he has lost six paramedics in the past year alone who have left for better paying jobs in other counties.

Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Video: Generator Fire Forces CT Hospital Evacuation

A hospital spokesman says an underground electrical transformer right outside the emergency room caught fire Tuesday morning, sending flames 30 feet into the air.

Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Canadian Medic Purchases Own Body Armor

He is angry the City of Winnipeg won't currently fund protection for the 160 paramedics who are exposed to all kinds of risks while on the front lines.

Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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