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Forgotten' WTC first responders honored in N.Y.

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.

Posted Thursday, September 6, 2007

U. Arizona Medical Center initiates remote ambulance monitoring

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.

Posted Thursday, September 6, 2007

Asthma Epidemic Documented Among 9/11 Responders

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.

Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sleepy Hollow EMTs at odds with police chief over stun-gun case

SLEEPY HOLLOW - Police Chief Jimmy Warren did not wait for a paramedic to evaluate a 16-year-old who was shocked with a stun gun before deciding the boy did not require further medical treatment.

Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Engines strain EMS services

CLINTON- Ambulance service directors across the nation are swapping horror stories about a diesel engine now in most of the country's ambulances that's causing persistent problems.

Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Auto hits ambulance taking tot

An EMSA ambulance taking a 2-year-old girl to a Tulsa hospital after she nearly drowned was hit by another vehicle at an intersection, police said.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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Aging population, payment and liability issues drive increasing calls to long term care facilities

Firefighters at Station 7 in Columbia rushed to the same nursing home three times during two recent 24-hour shifts. Only one of those 911 calls - for a patient in "respiratory distress" - was a true emergency, crew members said, but firefighters still took all three residents to a hospital by ambulance.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Study: Longer Ambulance Journeys Boost Death Risk

The further seriously ill patients have to travel by ambulance to reach emergency care, the more likely they are to die, reveals research in Emergency Medicine Journal.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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Ambulance Accidents: When Will We Wake Up?

As drivers/operators of ambulances and fire apparatus, we have the awesome responsibility to think before we respond. When will we fully realize this and speak up about it to save our patients and ourselves?

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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Ambulance Accidents: When Will We Wake Up?

As drivers/operators of ambulances and fire apparatus, we have the awesome responsibility to think before we respond. When will we fully realize this and speak up about it to save our patients and ourselves?

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Ambulance involved in five-car pile-up

Milford, Massachusetts-Moments after bringing a patient to the Milford Regional Medical Center Friday, two Norfolk firefighter-paramedics found themselves treating patients from a five-car pile-up that included their ambulance.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Feds to Restrict Volunteers at Disasters

NEW YORK - Retiree Gene O'Brien hurried to the World Trade Center site after Sept. 11, 2001, as a volunteer helping to shuttle supplies to police and fire workers. Some days, his only ID to get into the disaster site was a tattoo on his forearm.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Spread of Rare Infection Sparks Concern

A staph scare in the Capital Region sparks concern, after a rare strain finds it way into the system of a local rescue worker.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Two Dead, Four Hurt, In Desert Head-On Crash of Ambulance and Car

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, California -- An ambulance crashed head-on into a car in Desert Hot Springs, killing two people and injuring four others.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Ambulance District fires top executive

The Valle Ambulance District has fired its top administrator, a former paramedic who earlier this year raised the ire of the Mehlville Fire Protection District board by participating in a training class while on disability with Mehlville.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Man is declared dead but still alive

The Omaha Fire Department is reviewing procedures that paramedics followed Sunday when they declared an Omaha man dead who was found to be alive less than two hours later.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Prostitution ring suspected at firehouses

D.C. fire officials are investigating whether department employees have been running a prostitution ring out of several of the city's firehouses.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Safety drives Visalia debate

VISALIA, California- After listening to a pitch to change ambulance services to a single provider, Tulare County supervisors told staffers to continue working on all options to address concerns over response times and the loss of service in rural areas.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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