Resiliency Training Aims to Improve First Responders Coping Skills

Teachers and coordinators for prepare to train first-responders to not only cope better after disasters, but teach others to call upon their own natural coping mechanisms.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

N.C. Health Department Drills for Epidemic

Burke County (N.C.) Health Department and emergency services officials gathered to plan for a potential disease outbreak.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

Pittsfield, Mass., AMR Laying Off 35, Closing

American Medical Response, one of two emergency medical response companies in Pittsfield, Mass., will close its local operation as of Dec. 31.

Posted Friday, October 12, 2007

Fast Help for a Failing Heart; Device Drains Fluid from Lungs Without Intubation

CPAP is replacing intubation on some ambulances.

Posted Friday, October 12, 2007

N.C. Man Dies in Accident: Paramedics, Firefighters Failed to Find Wreck Down Embankment

Paramedics and firefighters initially missed finding a truck that ran off the highway down a steep enbankment in Charlotte, N.C. It s unknown if the lost time contributed to the driver s death.

Posted Friday, October 12, 2007

Giant Steps: Former N.Y. Giant Walks Across America to Raise Money for 9/11 Rescue Workers

George Martin, the 54-year-old former N.Y. Giants defensive end is walking across America to raise a minimum of $10 million to help provide medical care for the surviving rescue and recovery workers who rushed to Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan.

Posted Friday, October 12, 2007

Developer Donates $3.3 Million to Design, Build Calif. Fire Station

Pulte Homes/Del Webb contributed $3.3 million to build, design and oversee the creation of the Apple Valley (Calif.) Solera Station No. 337, which will begin serving the Jess Ranch area.

Posted Friday, October 12, 2007

Emerald Isle, N.C., EMS Gets New Digs

Emerald Isle (N.C.) EMS broke ground on the construction of a new 4,878-square-foot facility expected to be completed in July. The service currently operates out of an outdated and cramped converted beach house.

Posted Friday, October 12, 2007

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Cervical Immobilization at the Expense of Proper Airway Management

Are we so concerned with cervical immobilization in trauma patients that we neglect -- at a far greater cost -- proper airway management?

Posted Friday, October 12, 2007






 

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