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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

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

St. Louis Emergency Crews Tackle Highway Closure Snags

Emergency responders in St. Louis are finalizing plans to avoid delays after Highway 40 closes for reconstruction in January. Shutting down the highway will remove a major route linking suburbs to several major hospitals.

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Seminole County, Fla., Considers Air-Ambulance Change

Seminole County, Fla., considers dropping Omniflight Helicopters -- which has provided services for 23 years -- and awarding aeromedical helicopters services to Air Methods Corp.

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ballston Spa, N.Y., Emergency Corps Wins $78,721 Grant

The Community Emergency Corps of Ballston Spa, N.Y. will receive $78,721 from the Department of Homeland Security.

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Eudora, Ark., Lacks Reliable Ambulance Service

For the past year, the city of Eudora, Ark., has had no guaranteed ambulance service to transfer residents to hospitals, a problem the local 911 coordinator says reverts the town near the Louisiana border back to the Stone Age.

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Illinois Chest Pain Center Achieves Accreditation

The Society of Chest Pain Centers has given full accreditation to the St. Elizabeth's Hospital Chest Pain Center in Belleville, Ill.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007






 

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