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Strong quake rocks Japan, nuclear plant

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.

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Girl drowns in Lake Powell after boat's exhaust fumes render her unconscious

A Flagstaff, Ariz., girl drowned in Padre Bay after carbon monoxide from the motor of a boat poisoned her Saturday morning in Lake Powell.

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2007

City Paramedics Aid Heat-Stricken

The radio in the emergency medical vehicle crackled - the stifling heat had overwhelmed someone on Lexington Street.

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2007

Rural Metro Struggles to Fill EMT Positions

Knoxville (WVLT) - The incentive is up to $10,000, Rural Metro's signing bonus is now bumped from $6,000.

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2007

FDNY EMS Crew Acts Heroic Under Fire

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.„

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2007

County's ambulance services defended

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.

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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8 in copter crash escape serious injury

Eight people escaped serious injury when their sightseeing helicopter crashed into the Hudson River just north of the Lincoln Tunnel

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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Boston EMS Raincoat Makes Big Impression on Fourth of July

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.

Posted Friday, July 6, 2007

Body bag would be hazards defense

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.

Posted Thursday, July 5, 2007

Firefighters to staff more ambulances

The Fire Department ambulance service is now the 1st responder for emergency calls on weekdays.

Posted Thursday, July 5, 2007

Wyoming EMS Provider Tells Patients to Wait

Posted Monday, July 2, 2007

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Glasgow Attack Seen Tied to London Bombs

Posted Sunday, July 1, 2007

CA Paramedic Regulator Chided on Backlog

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2007

EMS Rope Team Rescues Two at Wisconsin State Park

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2007

Delay Turns Colorado MCI Drill into a Disaster

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2007

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Explosives-Packed Car Defused in London

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2007










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