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Cuts to Slow Help's Arrival

Response times are expected to increase when Atlanta's public subsidy for ambulance service ends next Monday.

Posted Monday, June 23, 2008

Program Helps Reduce Paramedic Response Times

Fire officials in Annapolis (Md.) are crediting a pilot program that strategically uses their paramedics for improved response times.

Posted Monday, June 23, 2008

A Plea to Save Hospitals

The more than $50 million in proposed cuts to the L.A. County health-care system would lead to longer ER waits, reduce the number of ambulances and slash services.

Posted Monday, June 23, 2008

Agreement Gives More 9/11 Workers Health Benefits

Gov. David Paterson reached an agreement with New York state legislative leaders to extend health benefits to hundreds of 9/11 responders.

Posted Monday, June 23, 2008

Ambulance Hits, Kills Pedestrian in Land O'Lakes

An AMR ambulance hit and killed a Florida man Thursday night.

Posted Monday, June 23, 2008

Delayed Ambulance Never Reached Wounded Baby Girl

An ambulance did not arrive until more than 12 minutes after Boston EMS was notified of an emergency at a Mattapan apartment where a baby was shot Monday night.

Posted Friday, June 20, 2008

Air Trek Has Its License Revoked

Federal official have revoked Punta Gorda-based Air Trek air ambulance company's license.

Posted Friday, June 20, 2008

Ark. Health Clinic Evacuated After Illnesses

An Arkansas health clinic was evacuated Thursday after more than 30 people experienced nausea, dizziness and uncontrollable drooling.

Posted Friday, June 20, 2008

Emergency System's Delay a Concern

A delayed 9-1-1 dispatch in California reveals VoIP weaknesses.

Posted Friday, June 20, 2008

New Trauma Center Sought

Community and health care leaders are rallying to establish a trauma center in Montgomery County, Texas.

Posted Friday, June 20, 2008










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