EMS Industry News
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.
Rep. Stephen DiNatale, D-Fitchburg, files a bill that would allow blood testing of a patient, without consent, if others are exposed.
Collections for the ambulance service in Sequatchie County (Tenn.) are mounting and should stabilize in the next few months.
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.
Lebanon s communications center has maxed out the available space and electrical supply at the courthouse.
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.
ZOLL Medical will display its range of resuscitation products -- including the new ZOLL R Series defibrillator -- in its booth at the 2007 ENA Scientific Assembly, Sept. 27-29, in Salt Lake City.
Next week, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce will announce the winners of its 13th annual Salute to Public Safety. Among the nominees is a team from the Marietta Fire Department who traveled to South Georgia in May to fight the wildfires there.
GE Healthcare will work with physicians and staff at Gundersen Lutheran to design a critical-care hospital that provides better, more efficient and lower-cost care.
A reorganization of the Mequon Fire Department, which the chief says is top-heavy with supervisors and wasteful in spending, is set to go forward Monday after an informal blessing this week by city leaders.
The parents of an infant who died during a 911 glitch that resulted in missed calls for help filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Kansas-based Embarq Corp., alleging the business was negligent when installing and maintaining the county 911 system.
Whatcom County (Wash.) fire districts may soon exercise broad review powers over proposed developments, in the wake of a ruling Monday by Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Charles Snyder.
A new homeland security document calls for the creation of a central database to track the availability of emergency equipment to ensure that local and regional organizations are not spending tax dollars on equipment they could get one town over.
San Diego Medical Services uses the American Chariot to respond to emergencies at San Diego Chargers games and other Qualcomm Stadium events.
Sequatchie County Budget Committee officials met Tuesday to seek an answer to the county-owned ambulance service's money problems.
EMS units across New Jersey are suffering from a shortage of responders -- one aspect of New Jersey's EMS system that could collapse without immediate action, a report released Friday found.
Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Charles Snyder rules in favor of the fire district, ordering the Whatcom County hearing examiner to take another look at the question of whether fire suppression and emergency medical services would be adequate to serve four proposed new developments in the Birch Bay area.
The U.S. Fire Administration and the International Association of Fire Chiefs announced the release of ˙The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Fire Fighters and EMS RespondersÓ yesterday.
Firefighters gone, but not forgotten: For 25 years, city firefighters and paramedics have gathered to pay respects to the fallen and comfort family members
On Sunday, EMTs in Daviess County, Ky., practiced their skills for recertification on an artificial man while hundreds of children attended the fire department's open house for a chance to see the fire trucks and experience the smoke simulator in the Safe House.