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Measure to Regulate EMTs Is Overdue

MONTEREY, Calif. -- A bill moving through California's legislative process would go a long way to restoring confidence in the emergency medical technicians who provide lifesaving services throughout the state.

It would, for the first time, establish a formal system of background checks for new EMTs and a central registry that fire departments and ambulance companies would use to determine whether prospective employees are properly certified. It should have happened long ago.

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Car Hits Wall at LAX Critically Injuring Girl

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More Bodies Recovered from Texas Flood

At least 28 killed nationwide due to storms.

Secretary of State Suffers Fractured Femur in Bicycle Crash

Paramedics and a physician were on hand as part of the motorcade.

10 Injured in Manhattan Crane Load Collapse

Air-conditioning unit broke free and fell 28-stories onto Madison Avenue.

Wisconsin City Council Turns Over EMS to Hospital

Vote in Platteville transfers control of EMS to Southwest health Center.

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