Towns scramble as ambulance strike looms

MASSACHUSETTS -- A strike vote by paramedics, EMTs and dispatchers with American Medical Response is threatening to cut ambulance service in 13 Bay State communities, leaving emergency planners grasping to come up with contingency plans.

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2007

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Diver Struck by Lightning Presents Safety Precaution

Stephen Wilson, 36, was diving with three other people near„Deerfield Beach, approximately 40 miles north of„Miami, when he surfaced 30 feet from the boat and lightning struck his tank.„

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Calgary EMS - Strike notice served

Paramedics could walk away from their ambulances Thursday, but the province's industry minister says a strike will likely be headed off by the appointment of a special panel to resolve the dispute.

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2007

S.F. Emergency Dispatcher Wins State Award

A Santa Fe emergency dispatcher was the difference between life and death for a young man who was struck by lightning last summer while working on a house at Las Campanas.

It was just another day at the office for Melissa Sisneros, but it contributed to her recent award as New Mexico Emergency-Medical Dispatcher of the Year.

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2007

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Why Are You Transporting Dead Patients? The Final Chapter

Readers may recall that in the process of describing the ambulance transport of a deceased child, I received some requests for a discussion regarding transport of patients in cardiac arrest. And so, in the spirit of J.K. Rowling, we begin the conclusion of this series.

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2007

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Why Are You Transporting Dead Patients? The Final Chapter

Readers may recall that in the process of describing the ambulance transport of a deceased child, I received some requests for a discussion regarding transport of patients in cardiac arrest. And so, in the spirit of J.K. Rowling, we begin the conclusion of this series.

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2007

2007 APCO International Conference and Exposition

Early next month, thousands of EMS, fire and police personnel will journey to Baltimore for the 73rd annual APCO International Conference & Exposition, Aug. 5Ï9.

Posted Monday, July 23, 2007

Fatal Ambulance Wreck Kills 5 in Ohio

VAN WERT, Ohio (AP) - The State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash of an ambulance that killed five people last night, including three emergency medical technicians.

Posted Monday, July 23, 2007

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Floods strike Britain; Thames rising

Emergency workers rescued hundreds of trapped people Monday as water swallowed swaths of central England in the worst flooding to hit the country for 60 years. Officials said some rivers were still rising, with the western section of the rain-swollen River Thames on the verge of bursting its banks.

Posted Monday, July 23, 2007






 

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