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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

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










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