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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 Thursday, October 11, 2007

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

CPAP is replacing intubation on some ambulances.

Posted Thursday, October 11, 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 Thursday, October 11, 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 Thursday, October 11, 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 Thursday, October 11, 2007

Homeland Security Has Aides Immunized Before Attending NASCAR Events

NASCAR fans might seem rabid, but are they actually contagious?

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Chicago Police & Fire Departments Give heroism awards: Police, Firefighters, Paramedics honored

Thirty-nine Chicago police officers, detectives, firefighters and paramedics were honored for their heroism both on and off the job.

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Flight for Life Keeps On Choppin in Colorado

For 35 years, Colorado s seriously ill and injured have been transported to the care they need by the nation s first civilian, hospital-based emergency medical helicopter service, regardless of their financial condition.

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Copters Fly New Path: Flight for Life Plans to Move its Operations Base to Waukesha County, Wis.

Aiming to broaden its reach in an expanding region, the helicopter ambulance service Flight for Life announced Wednesday that it is relocating its base of operations to Waukesha County, Wis.

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2007


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