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How a CPR Change is Saving More Lives

A change two years ago in CPR methods has improved survival rates and made people more likely to perform the lifesaving intervention.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Life s Critical Five Minutes; Emergency Response Protocol Evaluated

In an effort to cut costs, Mundy Township (Mich.) firefighters now dispatched to life-threatening medical emergencies only when a paramedic unit or ambulance is unable to reach the scene in five minutes.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

EMS Providers Strain to Care for Obese Patients

As North Carolina waistlines expand, EMS providers are feeling the strain.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Radio Coverage Improves in Miss.: First Responders Use handhelds to Communicate

The Jackson County (Miss.) Emergency Communications District recently invested $1.6 million to improve radio transmission sites throughout the county. As a result, first responders now can use their handheld radios to communicate with each other.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Crash Severs a Vital Calif. Artery; Fiery I-5 Pileup Kills Three

The fiery Interstate 5 truck crash that killed at least three people south of Santa Clarita, Calif., has severed the state s main north-south transportation artery for an indefinite period.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

When the Heart Stops, Hypothermia Helps; N.C. EMS Pioneers Cooling Patients to Save Lives & Protect Brains

Last October, Wake County (N.C.) EMS became one of the first in the nation to use hypothermia in the field for cardiac arrest patients. Now the treatment is becoming widely available across the Triangle.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

Cooper: Rock Star Overseas EMT in Bellevue, Wash.

D.C. Cooper, a rock star in Asia and Europe, works as an EMT at the Bellevue (Wash.) Volunteer Fire Department to get back to reality.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

Simulation on Friday will test response skills in south-central Kansas

A taste of terrorism is coming to Wichita. Explosions, fire and confusion will rattle downtown Friday morning as a three-day disaster simulation starts.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

County to Repeal EMS Ordinance

Ada County (Idaho) Commissioners on Monday are slated to repeal an emergency medical services ordinance that went into effect Jan. 1.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

Tree Limb Impales Ambulance, Narrowly Missing Paramedic

Tree limbs were falling Friday all over the New Haven, Conn., region -- narrowly missing a very lucky American Medical Response paramedic.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007


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