EMS Industry News
At precisely 2:19 p.m., San Antonio ran out of ambulances. It's true. If you had gone into cardiac arrest at 2:20, sorry, not one of the city's 28 EMS units could have rushed to save your life.
A former treasurer of the Hecktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps was arraigned Tuesday on theft and forgery charges after she skimmed more than $2,500 from corps funds, police said.
A 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and accused of making 292 false calls to 911 since July 1.
MASSACHUSETTS -- A strike vote by paramedics, EMTs and dispatchers with American Medical Response is threatening to cut ambulance service in 13 Bay State communities, leaving emergency planners grasping to come up with contingency plans.
EDMONTON -- Alberta government declared a public emergency Tuesday to head off a strike over wages by about 400 Calgary paramedics.
A Santa Fe emergency dispatcher was the difference between life and death for a young man who was struck by lightning last summer while working on a house at Las Campanas.
It was just another day at the office for Melissa Sisneros, but it contributed to her recent award as New Mexico Emergency-Medical Dispatcher of the Year.
Early next month, thousands of EMS, fire and police personnel will journey to Baltimore for the 73rd annual APCO International Conference & Exposition, Aug. 5Ï9.
Emergency workers rescued hundreds of trapped people Monday as water swallowed swaths of central England in the worst flooding to hit the country for 60 years. Officials said some rivers were still rising, with the western section of the rain-swollen River Thames on the verge of bursting its banks.
Most people train to be a paramedic in a five month course, but in a three-week class, members of the military and Kansas National Guard will not only learn everything a normal emergency responder will learn, but how to do it under fire.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A driver accused of hitting a Sunrise fire-rescue paramedic with her car and fleeing the scene last year agreed to a plea deal Tuesday.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez and U.S. Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff announced today $968 million Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grants to help state and local first responders improve public safety communications and coordination during a natural or man-made disaste
Hypothermic resuscitation at the University of Pennsylvania is featured in this week's edition of Newsweek Magazine and on Newsweek.com. Click below to view the Newsweek clip which features Lance Becker, MD, a noted cardiac care specialist and frequent lecturer at Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) conferences sponsored by the Citizen CPR Foundation, and learn more about the the dramatic results being experienced when cardiac arrest patients are cooled to 34-degrees and then gradually rewarmed over a 24 hour period.
Representatives of all-terrain vehicle clubs from throughout the state will join first responders and LifeFlight officials later this month for training that will include a mock accident on a remote trail in the Moosehead Lake region.
SAO PAULO, Brazil - The pilot of an airliner that burst into flames after trying to land on a short, rain-slicked runway apparently tried to take off again, barely clearing rush-hour traffic on a major highway. The death toll rose Wednesday to 189 and could climb higher.
A strong earthquake struck northwestern Japan on Monday, causing a fire and radioactive water leak at the world's largest nuclear plant. At least seven people were killed and hundreds injured in the 6.8 magnitude quake that collapsed wooden houses, ripped apart roads and buckled seaside bridges.
A Flagstaff, Ariz., girl drowned in Padre Bay after carbon monoxide from the motor of a boat poisoned her Saturday morning in Lake Powell.
The radio in the emergency medical vehicle crackled - the stifling heat had overwhelmed someone on Lexington Street.
Knoxville (WVLT) - The incentive is up to $10,000, Rural Metro's signing bonus is now bumped from $6,000.
Fire Department of New York (FDNY) ambulance crew, operating as paramedic unit 57V3, stopped to assist a driver involved in a motor vehicle collision they encountered while transporting another patient to a hospital. They ended up having to seek cover when threatened with a weapon by the vehicle_s driver.„
If the county calls for bids and awards an ambulance contract to some big out-of-state corporation, local ambulance service likely won't be as effective nor as compassionate as it is now, said Byron Parsons, president and chief executive officer of First Responder Emergency Medical Services.