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Dispatcher Confused in Malignant Hyperthermia 911 Call

Malignant hyperthermia, a hereditary condition said to have killed 18-year-old Stephanie Kuleba, baffled the dispatcher as the caller offered crucial descriptions of the high school senior's condition.

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008

New Orleans Terrorism Response Drill in Review

The Coast Guard and law enforcement agencies today will review a maritime anti-terrorism exercise in New Orleans that engaged hundreds of emergency responders.

Posted Friday, March 28, 2008

Philly Fire-Rescue to Recruit Non-Residents

For the first time in nearly a half-century, non-Philly residents soon may be able to apply for city jobs, including paramedic positions.

Posted Friday, March 28, 2008

Exercise Tests Colorado Emergency Responders

A wide-ranging exercise will test the emergency-response system in El Paso County, Colo., today.

Posted Friday, March 28, 2008

Beach Safety and Rescues

Posted Thursday, March 27, 2008

Katrina Responder Nominated for All-Star Challenge

EMT Ashely Meyn of Kenner, La., is seeking community votes to win $10,000 and a weekend at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Challenge.

Posted Thursday, March 27, 2008

Charleston College Student Killed in Accident with Ambulance

Emily Salisbury, 22, of Charleston was killed Tuesday when her car was hit by a passing ambulance in Charleston, S.C.

Posted Thursday, March 27, 2008

911 Transcript Released from Cottonwood, Minn., Bus Crash

The Lyon County sheriff's office released transcripts Wednesday of the 911 calls from the Cottonwood, Minn., bus crash Feb. 19 that killed four students and injured 15.

Posted Thursday, March 27, 2008

Stolen Pa. Ambulance Corralled; Man Charged

A Manor, Pa., man allegedly tried to find a faster way home after tipping a few. Louis E. Bevilacqua, 33, was charged Tuesday with stealing a Mutual Aid ambulance from outside a convenience store.

Posted Thursday, March 27, 2008

Paramedics Provide Better Care for Cardiac Patients

Southern California residents are likely to get faster, better treatment for cardiac arrest by calling 9-1-1 rather than walking into an ED.

Posted Thursday, March 27, 2008






 

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