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Home Defibrillator No Better than CPR

Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2008

AHA Endorses Hands-Only CPR

New AHA guidelines recognize that bystanders are more likely to try rapid chest compression.

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008

Va. Firefighter-Paramedic Killed in Vehicle Accident

A Henrico County (Va.) paramedic died after he became pinned between a tree and a vehicle at his home.

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008

Wisconsin's Open Records Law Trumps Secrecy

Some authorities are hiding behind HIPAA to deny the public access to ambulance reports, despite the fact that state and federal authorities say the public has the right to see those reports.

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008

Half of Maryland's Medevac Transports Not Seriously Injured

About half the patients transported by Maryland police helicopters to a trauma center are not seriously injured, raising questions about improper use of taxpayer dollars, a report says.

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008

Conn. TV Ads Recruit Volunteer Firefighters & EMTs

Aided with a $36,000 FEMA, the volunteer Derby (Conn.) Fire Department will soon air commercials on cable showing what the department does and how volunteers can get involved

Posted Sunday, March 30, 2008

Desperate 911 Calls 'Went Into a Black Hole'

Survivors may be forced to relive horrors of deadly Cook County (Ill.) building fire if civil suits go to trial next month.

Posted Sunday, March 30, 2008

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 Sunday, March 30, 2008

Exercise Tests Colorado Emergency Responders

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

Posted Thursday, March 27, 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 Thursday, March 27, 2008


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