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Use of the Poised-Finger Technique

In this April Fool's Day issue, Keith Wesley evaluates a study of the poised-finger technique for arrhythmia management.

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008

Conn. TV Ads Recruit Volunteer Firefighters & EMTs

Aided with a $36,000 FEMA, the volunteer Derby (Conn.) Fire Department will soon air commercials on cable showing what the department does and how volunteers can get involved

Posted Sunday, March 30, 2008

Desperate 911 Calls 'Went Into a Black Hole'

Survivors may be forced to relive horrors of deadly Cook County (Ill.) building fire if civil suits go to trial next month.

Posted Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dispatcher Confused in Malignant Hyperthermia 911 Call

Malignant hyperthermia, a hereditary condition said to have killed 18-year-old Stephanie Kuleba, baffled the dispatcher as the caller offered crucial descriptions of the high school senior's condition.

Posted Sunday, March 30, 2008

Exercise Tests Colorado Emergency Responders

A wide-ranging exercise will test the emergency-response system in El Paso County, Colo., today.

Posted Thursday, March 27, 2008

New Orleans Terrorism Response Drill in Review

The Coast Guard and law enforcement agencies today will review a maritime anti-terrorism exercise in New Orleans that engaged hundreds of emergency responders.

Posted Thursday, March 27, 2008

Philly Fire-Rescue to Recruit Non-Residents

For the first time in nearly a half-century, non-Philly residents soon may be able to apply for city jobs, including paramedic positions.

Posted Thursday, March 27, 2008

Beach Safety and Rescues

Posted Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Katrina Responder Nominated for All-Star Challenge

EMT Ashely Meyn of Kenner, La., is seeking community votes to win $10,000 and a weekend at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Challenge.

Posted Wednesday, March 26, 2008


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