Some Fear Ambulance Rotation Will Fatigue Firefighters

The City Council approved an agreement Tuesday to put city firefighters on two MedStar ambulances to help the emergency transport service with a staffing shortage.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wisconsin Emergency Personnel Balk at Reorganization Plan

The quaint image of the volunteer fire department is being blown apart in Mequon, Wis., where an outsider who was hired as chief is taking aim at a department he says has one supervisor for every 1.8 subordinates.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

EMS icon dies

Charles Sawkins, a thirty-six year member of Rural/Metro and an icon in the local EMS community died yesterday.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007

State probing medical process used by AMR

Colorado State health officials are investigating an incident involving a patient treated by American Medical Response, and the ambulance company has agreed to temporarily stop using a procedure unless directed by a doctor.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Firefighter's family gets $12 million in his death

Jurors awarded $12 million Tuesday to a St. Louis firefighter's family and will consider additional damages against the maker of breathing equipment they said killed him while fighting a blaze in 2002.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007

When C Was for Cookie

About two years ago, I started collecting art. Nothing too elaborate, thank you very much, but just enough that I could point to a few pieces on the wall, proclaim their pedigree, and seem very self-important.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007

EMS, Politics and the Great Urban Sprawl

It s July in Daytona Beach, and there are a lot of hot issues out there for us locals. One is the heat itself, more oppressive this summer than the last.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Cult of the Individual, Part 2

Last week, I described how my experience aboard a floating casino started me thinking about the need to get past the prejudice of seeing only individuals in health care and the need to see them, occasionally, as numbers.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Cult of the Individual, Part 1

Recently, I went on a gambling boat. It wasn't that the student loans had gone into default, or that I owed money and liked having kneecaps. The occasion was the Annual Banquet for the Environmental Health Department at the Volusia County Health Department.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007






 

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