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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 Monday, October 1, 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 Monday, October 1, 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 Monday, October 1, 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 Monday, October 1, 2007

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JEMS Games Team Wins Gold

The winners of the 2007 JEMS Games took home the gold after a strong performance in the Asia Pacific Simulation Challenge in Australia.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007

South County Fire Districts Consider Mutual Aid Unit

Four Washington fire districts consider working together to secure a mutual aid unit.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007

Translating Fire Safety Basics Will Help Prevent Tragedy

Fire safety education should include immigrant populations.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fire Department president steps down

For the first time in 18 years, the Wind Lake Fire Department has a new president.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 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 Sunday, September 30, 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 Sunday, September 30, 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 Sunday, September 30, 2007

Concussions in Football: Collision Course

Concussions in football players are a hidden epidemic.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fee Hike OK'd for AMR

American Medical Response, the company that provides ambulance service to most of Clark County, has won a 2.4 percent rate increase effective Monday.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Aid Call Details Still Public: HIPAA Law Doesn't Mean Ambulances Operate in Secret

Fire departments in Wisconsin cannot use the federal HIPAA law as a reason to withhold basic public information about ambulance calls, such as names and addresses of those who required medical help.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hearing Explores Testing Patients for HIV Without Consent

Rep. Stephen DiNatale, D-Fitchburg, files a bill that would allow blood testing of a patient, without consent, if others are exposed.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ambulance Service Collections 'Gaining Momentum'

Collections for the ambulance service in Sequatchie County (Tenn.) are mounting and should stabilize in the next few months.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

GE Contract Brings New Emergency Vehicles to Connecticut Town

Two new emergency response vehicles will be purchased for service in Oxford, Conn., under a $2.1 million financial pact with General Electric Energy Financial Services and should be ready for use by next year.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

911 Center Needs Power Boost

Lebanon s communications center has maxed out the available space and electrical supply at the courthouse.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Cell Phone Snafu Delays Response to Accident

The Pueblo (Colo.) County Sheriff's Department blames a cellular phone tower snafu for the delay in responding to an auto accident that involved serious injuries in northern Pueblo County on Wednesday.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

MedStar Board Approves Texas Training Academy

The MedStar board of directors approved funding Wednesday to start a training academy for paramedics and emergency medical technicians in Texas.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

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