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Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Looks at Fire-Rescue Cost

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea commissioners want to explore cheaper deals for the beach side town's fire and emergency medical service.

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Saybrook FD Receives State EMS Grant

The Saybrook (Ohio) Fire Department has been awarded grant money from the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Emergency Medical Services.

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Rescue Workers Find Missing Man's Body After More than Three Months

Rescue workers Monday found the vehicle of a Cameron man who had been missing for more than three months after his truck vanished during heavy rains.

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A Great Assignment: Airlift Wing Gets Chance to Shine with New Medical Response Team

The Missouri Air National Guard's 139th Airlift Wing picks up a new assignment that will expand its current mission to include an emergency medical response team next month.

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007

N.C. Emergency Agencies Provide Mutual Aid

N.C. emergency agencies share a newly renovated facility.

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Duffle Bags Offer Tools of Life: Doctor's Experience Prompts Albany Med to Prepare Items to Help in a Roadside Emergency

Albany Medical Center Hospital distributed silver duffle bags filled with the equipment a doctor would need to stabilize victims if they happen upon a scene before the EMTs arrive. The doctors stashed the bags in the trunks of their personal cars.

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Lab Plans Detector that Could Aid First Responders

A portable biotoxin detector is in the works at Sandia/California National Laboratories that could give emergency responders vital information within minutes about a person's exposure.

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007

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Prominent Research on Intraosseous Infusion

Investigators have studied the use of IO devices by emergency medical professionals under various conditions and reported quantitative results.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

It's an Emergency; N.J. EMS System in Need of an Overhaul

Hudson County s Emergency Medical Service providers agree with a recent report saying New Jersey's Emergency Response Services system needs an overhaul, but they don't agree on how to do it.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

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

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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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 Monday, October 1, 2007

South County Fire Districts Consider Mutual Aid Unit

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

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

Translating Fire Safety Basics Will Help Prevent Tragedy

Fire safety education should include immigrant populations.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007


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