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Ambulance service directors in rural Georgia and Tennessee say they're battling a shortage of paramedics as training facilities dwindle and graduates seek jobs in better-paying fields.
Though ambulance services in surrounding Tennessee counties have complained of an acute shortage in paramedics, Hamilton County officials say local recruitment problems stem from the quality of applicants -- not quantity.
Nine privately employed EMTs and paramedics who responded to the attacks of September 11 will receive full worker s compensation benefits under legislation signed by Governor Spitzer.
Shortages in the California's widespread health-care work force are reaching critical numbers, a fact that could endanger every Californian's health in the near future.
Employment demand for technical and college-educated health workers in California is expected to grow by 26 percent over the next seven years, compared with an overall job growth of 16 percent.
Harris Stratex Networks announced a deal with the city of Anchorage and Municipal Light and Power to upgrade microwave links in the Anchorage Wide Area Radio Network, or AWARN, used by local fire, police and emergency-services personnel.
It was a foul odor, not foul play, that forced the crew of a Boston-bound US Airways jet to call for medical help Monday.
Officials from ambulance services across New York State gathered behind Sen. Charles E. Schumer in Buffalo on Monday to highlight what they called inadequate Medicare reimbursement rates for emergency responders and to support his new bill to hike them.
A retired paramedic will appear on Wheel of Fortune's "Heroes Week," scheduled to air from Nov. 19 to 23.
Chicago Paramedics, Firefighters Ordered to Sensitivity Training Following Racist Radio Transmissions
Three years after racist transmissions over fire radio reopened decades-old wounds in the Chicago Fire Department, the city's 5,000 firefighters and paramedics will be required to undergo three hours of sensitivity training.
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