Government Solicits National Ambulance Provider For Disaster Response

The federal General Services Administration issued a request for proposals May 24, on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, seeking a national contractor (or contractors) to provide ambulance, air ambulance and paratransit services after a nationally declared disaster in the Gulf and Atlantic coastal regions of the United States. (FEMA intends to issue RFPs for the rest of the United States later.)

Posted Sunday, July 8, 2007

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EMS dispatchers work behind the scenes

In a room that resembles the belly of the "Star Trek" Enterprise, dozens of people work 24 hours a day, seven days a week as lifelines for people in distress.

Posted Sunday, July 8, 2007

A Fatal 'Flub' for Medics - Battery 'Roulette'

Queensjurors yesterday got a chilling account of how a vibrant mother and wife died - after FDNY medics allegedly used outdated batteries for a defibrillator.

Posted Sunday, July 8, 2007

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Boston EMS Raincoat Makes Big Impression on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July celebration in Boston is one of the biggest events of the year for Boston EMS (BEMS), attracting an audience comparable to the population of a mid-sized city, all of which crowds onto the Charles River Esplanade, neighborhood rooftops and city bridges.

Posted Friday, July 6, 2007

Ambulance company gives free EMT classes

Superior Ambulance in Roseville is offering free training to become an emergency medical technician to people who meet the requirements and pass a pre-employment interview.

Posted Friday, July 6, 2007

New ambulance eases ride for heavier patients

From the outside, the new ambulance at American Medical Response looks like just another carrier in the Sacramento company's red, white and blue fleet.

Posted Friday, July 6, 2007

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Paramedics pilot new device for heart patients

Newburgh A Hudson Valley paramedic service has been authorized to test out a new treatment devise that could save heart patients' lives, stunt hospital stays and slash medical bills.

Posted Thursday, July 5, 2007

Defibrillator makes the difference

Posted Thursday, July 5, 2007

Toxic soup' chokes flooded town

Posted Thursday, July 5, 2007






 

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