Senate Panel Frets Over Bioterror Preparedness Six Years After Anthrax Attacks

Six years after a series of deadly anthrax attacks on Capitol Hill and elsewhere, members of a Senate committee expressed concern Tuesday that the government still lacks a coherent strategy for preventing and combating exposure to Anthrax.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tri-State to Make Flu Shot House Calls in Wisconsin & Minnesota

Tri-State Ambulance paramedics will start making house calls this week to administer flu shots in between emergency calls. The service will be available to the homebound in some Wisconsin and Minnesota counties.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Chelmsford, Mass., Officials Seek Residents to Serve on Ambulance Committee

Town officials are looking for seven residents to weigh in on whether a Fire Department-run ambulance service will work for Chelmsford, Mass.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Third Time s the Charm? Allentown, Pa., Gives EMS Tax Another Try

Allentown, Pa., will change how it collects its emergency and municipal services tax next year, allowing it to be paid a little at a time, and will no longer count investment income toward the minimum earnings threshold.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Squad Uses Expensive Mannequins in Emergency Training

An elite training squad from Texas A&M University used $750,000 mannequins during a three-day training session in New York.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

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Ambulance Strike Teams

The recent fires in California served as a testing ground for a new ambulance strike team concept. Prior to these fires, ambulance strike teams that included private providers had not been successfully deployed to an actual disaster. But the severity and ferocity of these massive fires required a unified system combining both fire-based and nonfire-based private provider resources.

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Boston EMTs: Overdose Rx a `Stupid' Fix; Drug doled out to Hub junkies

Advertising with the glib phrase "Got Narcan? Need a refill?" plastered on the side of its needle exchange vans, the Boston Public Health Commission is stuffing the pockets of Hub junkies with the powerful prescription drug in hopes of countering heroin overdoses. Front-line ambulance workers said giving addicts a powerful overdose remedy is a flat-out "stupid" practice.

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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Fire's Destructive Path

Wildfires fanned by fierce desert winds consumed huge swaths of bone-dry Southern California yesterday, burning dozens of buildings and threatening hundreds more from Malibu to San Diego, including a jail, a hospital and nursing homes.

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Thousands relive a disaster

As this county burned, firefighters confronted a familiar reality: too few resources and not enough personnel to effectively make a stand.

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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