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New Berlin Hopes to Hire 19 Paramedics; Some EMTs Take Offense

New Berlin, Wis., upgrades its rescue services, insulting EMTs in the process.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Memphis F.D. Equips Recruits with LifeShirts; Equipment Transmits Wearer's Vital Signs

Memphis F.D. spends $300,000 to purchase 80 LifeShirts that wirelessly transmit heart and respiration rates and skin temperature in real time.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Colorado Paramedic Named Best in State

EMSA names Paramedic JT Orta best in Colorado.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New Mexico Responders Drill for Rail Accident

First Responders in New Mexico participated in a rail accident drill on Sunday.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

EMS Reported Unprepared to Care for Children in Disasters

The American Academy of Pediatrics believes most licensed U.S. prehospital emergency medical service agencies are "significantly unprepared" to appropriately care for pediatric patients during a disaster.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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Missouri Lags in Emergency 911 Coverage

Missouri's emergency communications officials say the state of E-911 in Missouri is embarrassing when compared with surrounding states.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

San Jose Fire Department s Pilot Program Sends STAR Cars Out On Non-Emergency Calls

In January, the San Jose (Calif.) Fire Department is changing its EMS response by expanding its use of Supplemental Transport Ambulance Resources, or STAR cars.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Teenage LifeFlight Patient Helps Plot Landing Zones in Maine

As part of a school project, Chris Lirakis worked with LifeFlight officials to identify and plot potential landing zones throughout his hometown, doubling the number of areas where the helicopter can land in an emergency.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Paramedic posts bond after being charged with child pornography possession

A 39-year-old city of Seminole paramedic has been charged with possession and Internet transmission of child pornography.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Cedar Falls Ambulance Building Reducing Response Times

A new emergency services building in southern Cedar Falls, Iowa, is reducing response times by three to four minutes.

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007



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