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Record Deployment: FEMA activates plan to send hundreds of vehicles to Texas

American Medical Response was ready to fulfill its obligations to FEMA when asked.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

REMSA Tests T3 Mobile Units in Reno

Large crowds in confined areas have always proven difficult for EMS agencies. Maneuvering through a crowd and finding a patient takes precious time.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Stealth Mode: Use of the Silent Approach

If an emergency vehicle operator accepts responsibility for the consequences of using warning equipment, they need and deserve the authority to make those decisions.

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The Last Word

Featuring: Federal Fools, Feds Fund Squad, Feds Fund One Squad at a Time, Volunteer Squad Must Transport Prisoners, Private Hospital 9/11 Responders Get Benefits and Tax Relief for Volunteers

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Time to Belt Up!: A pledge to protect our own lives

Hunton wasn't wearing a seatbelt while responding to an alarm, and he fell out of the fire truck and died two days later.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

A Missing Link: How the new level of Advanced Practice Paramedic would fill the gap

Medical directors must often trust supervisors who exemplify the Peter Principleƒthose who advance to their highest level of competency and are then promoted to and remain at a level at which they're incompetent.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Act Your Rank: Everyone wants the pay and title but can they do the job?

As my former chief said, we have to do the job that comes with the pay and title.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Controversy: Should Paramedics & EMTs Be Eyes for Police?

Drug testing in EMS has been in the news a lot lately. What are your rights? What about your employer?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

First Contact: The value of initial information

Appreciate the experienced first contact personnel you encounter on your scenes and include them on your team.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008


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