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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

Red Light Funds Diverted From Texas Trauma Centers

Medical trauma centers in Texas have fallen victim to a legislative version of bait-and-switch. Red light fines are filling state coffers rather than aiding trauma centers as promised.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

San Mateo County Sheriffs to Receive Donation of 15 Defibrillators

The Sequoia Healthcare District will donate 15 automated external defibrillators to the San Mateo County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office in a ceremony Tuesday at the Redwood City Hall of Justice.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Omaha FD's Advanced EKG Monitors Will Speed Cardiac Care

The Omaha (Neb.) Fire Department has purchased 18 EKG monitors that gather data in the field and transmit the information via cellular phone to an ED.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Vial of Life Program a Success in Maine

In less than six months, about 1,000 Vial of Life canisters have been distributed in the Lewiston, Maine, rendering the program temporarily out of stock and a major success.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

High School Students Get a Jump Start in Health Careers

High school students are qualifying for EMT careers by graduation.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Whittier, Calif., High Schools to Offer Career Academies

Students in the Whittier (Calif.) Union High School District will have more opportunities to combine their high school education and career goals, including paramedicine, beginning next fall.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

EMT Charged in Fatal Crash Fired Under Zero Tolerance Policy

A Butler County, Pa., ambulance driver who is charged with drunken driving and causing a fatal collision while on the job will be fired under the Cranberry Ambulance Company's zero-tolerance policy.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

Stockton Dispatch Dispute Talks Dissolve; Opts for Trial

Talks between the city of Stockton and San Joaquin County officials have broken down and it appears a contentious lawsuit over who dispatches first responders to emergencies will go to trial in spring.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007


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