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Ex-paramedic chief ordered to rehab

BIG BEAR CITY, California - A former paramedic chief for the Fire Department accepted undergoing drug treatment for violating his parole after a sheriff's deputy found methamphetamine in his vehicle during a traffic stop earlier this month.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mercy Air opens second Victor Valley base

Without a local trauma center, High Desert residents have long depended on services from air ambulance companies to take patients with immediate care needs to hospitals down the hill.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

City emergency rooms crowded, but no worse

The city's 11 hospital emergency rooms continue to be crowded, often too full to accept patients, keeping ambulance crews off the streets where they are needed as they wait for beds to open up.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

EMT honored for her 20 years of service

Kelly Neese, an operations field supervisor with American Medical Response in Gulfport, recently reached a milestone rare among emergency medical technicians: 20 consecutive years as a nationally registered EMT-paramedic.

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hulk Hogan's son extricated from car by paramedics

The son of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan was seriously injured in a car crash in Clearwater, Fla., Sunday night, police said.

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ambulance collision with vehicles clogs Cumberland Ave.

Four people were hospitalized Friday night after a Rural/Metro ambulance was involved in a collision with two other vehicles on Cumberland Avenue near the University of Tennessee campus, authorities said.

Posted Monday, August 27, 2007

Former Plantation paramedic was treated unfairly, attorney says

PLANTATION -- An attorney representing a former paramedic says the city treated her client unfairly in forcing him to resign and that he should be reinstated.

Posted Monday, August 27, 2007

Violence victims shun ambulances

RICHMOND -- Sheriff's deputies thought they did the gunshot victim a favor, seating him in a patrol car while they called for an ambulance.

Posted Monday, August 27, 2007

Georgia EMS association honors Rep. Mickey Channell for service

Representative Mickey Channell was recently honored by the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services (GAEMS).

Posted Friday, August 24, 2007

In a heartbeat: EMTs find their own reasons to sign up for a job where reaction time is everything

Divine Savior Healthcare paramedic Matthew Graf doesn't consider himself high-strung, but he has been known to regularly jump straight out of his chair when telephones, pagers or fax machines go off in his immediate vicinity.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007


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