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Legislators and key players in California's emergency medical services world hammered out a deal Friday to require rescuers to undergo mandatory criminal background checks.
Paramedics at Fire Rescue Station 1 in Boca Raton strapped in a test dummy, pressed a green button and watched as their new lifesaving machine went to work.
Six years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the number of first responders and workers who are ill and are seeking monitoring and treatment continues to rise, a trend that surprises the medical professionals caring for them.
Metropolitan Police yesterday arrested a former D.C. firefighter who, sources said, told investigators about a sex ring being operated by fire department employees.
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- As the Vietnam War was winding to a close, the United States was flooded with experienced helicopter pilots returning home and looking for work. Now, those skilled professionals are starting to retire, creating a demand for pilots in emergency medical transport, law enforcement, tourism, traffic safety and other fields.
Sep. 6--HARLINGEN -- Students at Texas State Technical College's Emergency Medical Technician program will have a sense of realism injected into their studies this semester.
A draft of legislation intended to create government oversight of medical alert services says providers should request emergency help immediately if a subscriber fails to respond to voice-to-voice communication or face hefty fines for injuries.
NASSAU, N.Y. Julius Lisner of Massapequa Park calls himself one of the "forgotten workers" of 9/11. For eight months, he sifted through remains, working to identify victims in a temporary morgue near Ground Zero.
TUCSON, Ariz. The University of Arizona Medical Center and the Tucson Fire Department are participating in a program that wirelessly transmits the images, sounds and vital statistics of a patient in an ambulance to the emergency room of a hospital.
Recovery workers who spent significant time at Ground Zero after Sept. 11, 2001, developed asthma at a rate 12 times higher than what is normal for adults, according to statistics published yesterday in a report by the city Health Department.