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N.Y. Paramedics Get the EZ-IO

Paramedics with the Town of Tonawanda (N.Y.) Police Department are some of the first units in the state now use the EZ-IO. They also have CPAP.

Posted Friday, October 19, 2007

Firefighter Staffing at Issue

Staffing shortages have led to a controversial decision that pits EMS against firefighting.

Posted Friday, October 19, 2007

Paramedic wounded in Denver robbery

A Denver paramedic was shot after being confronted by robbery suspects as he wrote down their license plate.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

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RSI Panel Recommends Consensus in Field

A panel of medical experts recommended that paramedics reach consensus in the field before using a controversial breathing procedure.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

TOPOFF4: An Experience in Terrorism

High school students voluntarily participated in the largest anti-terrorism exercise in U.S. history.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tracking Device Speeds Rescues: Project Lifesaver Monitors Can Pinpoint Location

Project Lifesaver places small tracking devices, about the size of a wristwatch, on people with cognitive disabilities. The monitor allows authorities to accurately pinpoint the location of anyone wearing the device.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Public Health Agencies Perform Biohazard Alert Exercise in Wyoming

More than 15 local and statewide safety agencies gathered Tuesday at the U.S. Postal Service s main building in Cheyenne, Wyo., to perform a safety exercise in preparation for a real-life anthrax scare.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

AMR s Closing Creates Void in Mass.

At least two companies hope to fill the void left by the departure of American Medical Response (AMR) from Pittsfield, Mass.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Governor Vetoes "Flawed" EMT Bill Fearing Background Checks Would Have Limited Public Disclosure

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill calling for California's 70,000 EMTs to undergo background checks.

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Firefighters Put Their Prototype Stretcher to the Test at Kennedy

A trio of current and former city firefighters taking a business trip to promote a lightweight stretcher they invented put it to good use yesterday when a man on their plane suffered a heart attack.

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2007


 

 

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