EMS Industry News
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.
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.„
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.
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.
Eight people escaped serious injury when their sightseeing helicopter crashed into the Hudson River just north of the Lincoln Tunnel
The Fourth of July celebration in Boston is one of the biggest events of the year for Boston EMS (BEMS), attracting an audience comparable to the population of a mid-sized city, all of which crowds onto the Charles River Esplanade, neighborhood rooftops and city bridges.
Lexington KY- In March of last year, New York City paramedic Deborah Reeve died of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related form of cancer. There is little doubt she was first exposed to asbestos on Sept. 11, 2001, when she responded to the scene at Ground Zero.
The Fire Department ambulance service is now the 1st responder for emergency calls on weekdays.
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