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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.
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.
Seminole County, Fla., considers dropping Omniflight Helicopters -- which has provided services for 23 years -- and awarding aeromedical helicopters services to Air Methods Corp.
The Community Emergency Corps of Ballston Spa, N.Y. will receive $78,721 from the Department of Homeland Security.
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.
The Society of Chest Pain Centers has given full accreditation to the St. Elizabeth's Hospital Chest Pain Center in Belleville, Ill.
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.
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.
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.
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.