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ACEP Calls for Bariatric Studies

Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania rescue crew had to cut a hole in the house of a 900-pound Michigan man, move him with a forklift and take him to the hospital on a flatbed truck.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Security Expert Urges Full Disaster Readiness

A widely recognized author believes intelligence agencies won't always be able to prevent terrorist attacks, but the U.S. should put more resources into emergency health care responders.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

911 Upgrade Pinpoints Call Location

This month, all five companies offering cellular service in Cambria County, Pa., will be "plugged in" so dispatchers will be able to locate emergency callers and send help quickly.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Money Woes Slow Adoption of First-Responder ID Cards

First-responder identification cards are a great idea, but the question is whether and how much communities and the federal government are willing to pay for them.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Wayland, Mich., Ambulance Service to Get Grant

The Wayland Area (Mich.) Ambulance Service is getting a federal grant of up to $35,613 to help cover training costs.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Thieves Steal from Ambulance in Pennsylvania

Thieves took advantage of another person's troubles Saturday afternoon, helping themselves to $1,000 worth of items from an open ambulance.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Team Effort Saved Heart Attack Victim

Ten quick-thinking firefighters and EMTs were honored Friday for their rescue of a woman in cardiac arrest.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

Boat Firm Blames Rescue Squad for Death

The manufacturer of an airboat used in a botched rescue attempt in August 2006 blames the Cornish Rescue Squad for the death of a Vermont woman.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

MTA Boosts Emergency Response Training

New York City Transit workers will receive additional security and emergency response training this week; workers on the system's commuter railroads and bus lines to soon follow.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

Concussions in Football: Collision Course

Concussions in football players are a hidden epidemic.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007


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