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A trio of current and former city firefighters taking a business trip to promote a lightweight stretcher they invented put it to good use yesterday when a man on their plane suffered a heart attack.
BaltimoreFire Department named 20-year veteran Laura Shiloh as the first female Emergency Medical Services division battalion chief.
A group of college students who didn't emerge for more than a day from a cave they were exploring have been found safe, an emergency worker said Sunday.
As North Carolina waistlines expand, EMS providers are feeling the strain.
The Jackson County (Miss.) Emergency Communications District recently invested $1.6 million to improve radio transmission sites throughout the county. As a result, first responders now can use their handheld radios to communicate with each other.
Some Danville (Va.) Life Saving Crew members who appeared in a mailer and TV commercial for Delegate Danny Marshall say they were unaware photos they posed for would be used in political ads.
A change two years ago in CPR methods has improved survival rates and made people more likely to perform the lifesaving intervention.
In an effort to cut costs, Mundy Township (Mich.) firefighters now dispatched to life-threatening medical emergencies only when a paramedic unit or ambulance is unable to reach the scene in five minutes.
The fiery Interstate 5 truck crash that killed at least three people south of Santa Clarita, Calif., has severed the state s main north-south transportation artery for an indefinite period.
When the Heart Stops, Hypothermia Helps; N.C. EMS Pioneers Cooling Patients to Save Lives, Protect Brains
Last October, Wake County (N.C.) EMS became one of the first in the nation to use hypothermia in the field for cardiac arrest patients. Now the treatment is becoming widely available across the Triangle.
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