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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.
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.
Tree limbs were falling Friday all over the New Haven, Conn., region -- narrowly missing a very lucky American Medical Response paramedic.
The Coastal Carolina chapter of the American Red Cross has two-dozen new mannequins and defibrillators that will be used during first-aid training.
Teachers and coordinators for prepare to train first-responders to not only cope better after disasters, but teach others to call upon their own natural coping mechanisms.
Burke County (N.C.) Health Department and emergency services officials gathered to plan for a potential disease outbreak.
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.
D.C. Cooper, a rock star in Asia and Europe, works as an EMT at the Bellevue (Wash.) Volunteer Fire Department to get back to reality.