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CARLSBAD, Calif. -- As the Vietnam War was winding to a close, the United States was flooded with experienced helicopter pilots returning home and looking for work. Now, those skilled professionals are starting to retire, creating a demand for pilots in emergency medical transport, law enforcement, tourism, traffic safety and other fields.
Sep. 6--HARLINGEN -- Students at Texas State Technical College's Emergency Medical Technician program will have a sense of realism injected into their studies this semester.
A draft of legislation intended to create government oversight of medical alert services says providers should request emergency help immediately if a subscriber fails to respond to voice-to-voice communication or face hefty fines for injuries.
NASSAU, N.Y. Julius Lisner of Massapequa Park calls himself one of the "forgotten workers" of 9/11. For eight months, he sifted through remains, working to identify victims in a temporary morgue near Ground Zero.
TUCSON, Ariz. The University of Arizona Medical Center and the Tucson Fire Department are participating in a program that wirelessly transmits the images, sounds and vital statistics of a patient in an ambulance to the emergency room of a hospital.
Recovery workers who spent significant time at Ground Zero after Sept. 11, 2001, developed asthma at a rate 12 times higher than what is normal for adults, according to statistics published yesterday in a report by the city Health Department.
SLEEPY HOLLOW - Police Chief Jimmy Warren did not wait for a paramedic to evaluate a 16-year-old who was shocked with a stun gun before deciding the boy did not require further medical treatment.
CLINTON- Ambulance service directors across the nation are swapping horror stories about a diesel engine now in most of the country's ambulances that's causing persistent problems.
NEW YORK - Retiree Gene O'Brien hurried to the World Trade Center site after Sept. 11, 2001, as a volunteer helping to shuttle supplies to police and fire workers. Some days, his only ID to get into the disaster site was a tattoo on his forearm.
An EMSA ambulance taking a 2-year-old girl to a Tulsa hospital after she nearly drowned was hit by another vehicle at an intersection, police said.
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