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New Cedar Falls Ambulance Building Reducing Response Times

A new emergency services building in southern Cedar Falls, Iowa, is reducing response times by three to four minutes.

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007

New Salt Lake Trauma Center Ready for Action

The opening of the new Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, is expected improve trauma care.

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007

Portland Union Calls EMS Personnel Nonsensical

The union representing about 500 Portland-area EMTs and paramedics called its members out of touch with reality when it abruptly disowned the bargaining unit last month.

Posted Friday, October 26, 2007

Pretrial Publicity May Trigger Move in Paramedic s Trial

Three people charged with assaulting former Clinton-Hickman County (Ky.) paramedic John Snow will likely be tried in another county because of pretrial publicity. The assailants were angry with Snow for photographing victims injuries and posting them online.

Posted Friday, October 26, 2007

High-Tech System Makes New Dakota County 911 Call Center Tick

New Dakota County (Minn.) Communications Center dispatch facility will debut $6.3 million in computer gear.

Posted Friday, October 26, 2007

Washington Rescuers Train for WMD Air Strike

Rescuers from around Eastern Washington learned what to do when disaster strikes in recent classes that included a simulated WMD air strike.

Posted Friday, October 26, 2007

Seminole Paramedic Indicted for Child Pornography

A Texas paramedic was indicted on charges of having child pornography images on his home computer.

Posted Friday, October 26, 2007

Also On Jems Thumb

Scenes from the Wildfires

Kate Leidiger had an interesting first week on the job with Rural Metro. In addition to working long shifts with little downtime, the San Diego EMT also met Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and President George W. Bush.

Posted Friday, October 26, 2007

Ambulance Got Lost, Took Dead Runner to Wrong ER

The ambulance transporting the only runner who died in the Chicago Marathon earlier this month got lost on the way to the hospital, had to flag down another ambulance to get directions and then ended up at the wrong ER.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007

$175,000 Awarded to Family of Dropped Oklahoma Patient

A judge this week awarded $175,000 to the family of an Oklahoma woman dropped by ambulance workers.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007


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