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Fire Districts Could Flex Land-Use Power

Whatcom County (Wash.) fire districts may soon exercise broad review powers over proposed developments, in the wake of a ruling Monday by Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Charles Snyder.

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2007

EMS Report by New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Sparks Mixed Reactions

EMS units across New Jersey are suffering from a shortage of responders -- one aspect of New Jersey's EMS system that could collapse without immediate action, a report released Friday found.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fire district Wins Ruling on Growth

Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Charles Snyder rules in favor of the fire district, ordering the Whatcom County hearing examiner to take another look at the question of whether fire suppression and emergency medical services would be adequate to serve four proposed new developments in the Birch Bay area.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Patrick Administration Launches Effort to Centralize Homeland Security Responsibilities

A new homeland security document calls for the creation of a central database to track the availability of emergency equipment to ensure that local and regional organizations are not spending tax dollars on equipment they could get one town over.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

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San Diego Paramedics Use Scooters at Stadium Events

San Diego Medical Services uses the American Chariot to respond to emergencies at San Diego Chargers games and other Qualcomm Stadium events.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sequatchie County (Tenn.) Budget Committee Seeks Answers to Ambulance Service Money Troubles

Sequatchie County Budget Committee officials met Tuesday to seek an answer to the county-owned ambulance service's money problems.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

25th Annual Memorial Service in Chicago Honors Paramedics & Firefighters

Firefighters gone, but not forgotten: For 25 years, city firefighters and paramedics have gathered to pay respects to the fallen and comfort family members

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007

Artificial Man Aids EMT Training Exercise; Hundreds Attend F.D. Open House

On Sunday, EMTs in Daviess County, Ky., practiced their skills for recertification on an artificial man while hundreds of children attended the fire department's open house for a chance to see the fire trucks and experience the smoke simulator in the Safe House.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007

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Results of National Study on Responder Sleep Deprivation Released

The U.S. Fire Administration and the International Association of Fire Chiefs announced the release of ˙The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Fire Fighters and EMS RespondersÓ yesterday.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007


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