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Fire district Wins Ruling on Growth

Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Charles Snyder rules in favor of the fire district, ordering the Whatcom County hearing examiner to take another look at the question of whether fire suppression and emergency medical services would be adequate to serve four proposed new developments in the Birch Bay area.

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2007

25th Annual Memorial Service in Chicago Honors Paramedics & Firefighters

Firefighters gone, but not forgotten: For 25 years, city firefighters and paramedics have gathered to pay respects to the fallen and comfort family members

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Artificial Man Aids EMT Training Exercise; Hundreds Attend F.D. Open House

On Sunday, EMTs in Daviess County, Ky., practiced their skills for recertification on an artificial man while hundreds of children attended the fire department's open house for a chance to see the fire trucks and experience the smoke simulator in the Safe House.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

ED Demand Grows in Denver Following CU Move

Emergency rooms across Denver are feeling the impact of the University of Colorado Hospital's move to Aurora three months ago. Now, they're preparing for a possible surge in pediatric patients as Children's Hospital prepares to also move to the city east of Denver.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Is There a Better Way to Restart a Heart?

A Purdue University researcher says rhythmic abdominal compressions have shown to increase blood flow to the heart by 25 percent compared to traditional CPR.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lehigh Valley (Penn.) Needs Regional Health Department

Lehigh and Northampton Counties are expected to take up the question of whether to establish a Lehigh Valley regional health department.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Rescuers Train for Farm Accidents

About 45 paramedics, volunteer firefighters and other rescuers from across the state spent the weekend learning what to expect when faced with a farm-related accident as well as the techniques necessary to per form safe rescues.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Under Plan, Cost of Overseeing Ambulances in Colorado Springs Up 19 Percent

The cost of overseeing the region's ambulance contractor, AMR, will increase by 19 percent over this year and 178 percent over 2006 under a proposal scheduled for Colorado Springs City Council approval Tuesday.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

First Responders Meet to Discuss School Violence Response

Paramedic who responded to 9/11 attack speaks to medical personnel and firefighters.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007

Paramedics Stand at the Ready on Southeast Texas Sidelines

Look in the ambulance at the end of the stadium some Friday night, and there's no telling what you might find: torn-up shoulders, busted ankles, painful hernias. And that's just the paramedics.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007



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