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Lauderhill Paramedic Cuts San Diego Vacation Short to Help Fire Victims

Lauderhill, Fla., Fire-Rescue Lt. Jeff Levy took time out of his San Diego vacation to pull an 11-hour shift working triage at the San Diego Chargers' stadium Wednesday for fire victims.

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007

New Cedar Falls Ambulance Building Reducing Response Times

A new emergency services building in southern Cedar Falls, Iowa, is reducing response times by three to four minutes.

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007

Portland Union Calls EMS Personnel Nonsensical

The union representing about 500 Portland-area EMTs and paramedics called its members out of touch with reality when it abruptly disowned the bargaining unit last month.

Posted Friday, October 26, 2007

Pretrial Publicity May Trigger Move in Paramedic s Trial

Three people charged with assaulting former Clinton-Hickman County (Ky.) paramedic John Snow will likely be tried in another county because of pretrial publicity. The assailants were angry with Snow for photographing victims injuries and posting them online.

Posted Friday, October 26, 2007

High-Tech System Makes New Dakota County 911 Call Center Tick

New Dakota County (Minn.) Communications Center dispatch facility will debut $6.3 million in computer gear.

Posted Friday, October 26, 2007

Washington Rescuers Train for WMD Air Strike

Rescuers from around Eastern Washington learned what to do when disaster strikes in recent classes that included a simulated WMD air strike.

Posted Friday, October 26, 2007

Seminole Paramedic Indicted for Child Pornography

A Texas paramedic was indicted on charges of having child pornography images on his home computer.

Posted Friday, October 26, 2007

Also On Jems Thumb

Scenes from the Wildfires

Kate Leidiger had an interesting first week on the job with Rural Metro. In addition to working long shifts with little downtime, the San Diego EMT also met Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and President George W. Bush.

Posted Friday, October 26, 2007

Study Says Printers May Pose Health Risks

The results of a recently published study state the health effects of some laser printers could be similar to a drag on a cigarette.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bioterror Medicine: County Hones Response to Simulated Attack

Tuesday s drill tested Middlesex County s plans for the bulk distribution of medication to thousands of first responders in the event of a bioterror attack.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007


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