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San Jose Emergency was Just a Drill; Confusion was Real

A non-profit agency mistakenly announced a San Jose emergency drill was the real deal, prompting confusion.

Posted Friday, November 16, 2007

Night Goggles Help Avert Helicopter Crash in Washington

Night-vision goggle may have made the difference between a rough landing and a serious crash Tuesday morning when an Airlift pilot made an emergency landing in Washington.

Posted Friday, November 16, 2007

Fulton County, Ga., to Cut Ambulance Subsidies

Fulton County's (Ga.) 14 cities will be forced to pay for ambulance services next year or see response times fall because county government will cut about $10 million in subsidies.

Posted Friday, November 16, 2007

Fire Director 'Accosted' EMT at Crash, Union Says

University Hospital rescue workers are asking Newark Mayor Cory Booker to investigate an allegation that Fire Director David Giordano accosted an EMT at the scene of an early morning car crash.

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2007

Escapees Called for Ambulance After Being Injured

Two escaped prisoners called an ambulance to their hiding place after they were injured, apparently while scaling a fence at the state psychiatric hospital in York Township, Michigan.

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2007

FDNY Rejects Eight Free Motorcycles for EMS

It seems like a no- brainer: Equip EMS with motorcycles to weave through the city's notorious traffic jams and cut response times to life-threatening emergencies.

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2007

Kansas Dispatcher, Firefighters Honored

Two firefighters and a dispatcher were honored for their efforts to save a Kansas firefighter who died from a downed power line.

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2007

Grant Would Create Emergency Center in Alaskan Town

The small Alaska community of Lake Louise is applying for an $850,000 grant to fund an emergency center.

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2007

High-Tech Driving Simulator Debuts in W.V.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department's new electronic driving simulator allows deputies and other emergency responders to practice driving in dangerous situations without ever actually putting wheels to pavement.

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2007

Fort Worth Maps Special Needs Patients to Aid Response in a Disaster

If a disaster strikes, police and firefighters in Fort Worth will be able to locate residents with special needs on a newly created computer map.

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2007






 

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