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CMS Proposes One Rule & Withdraws Another

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a rule in the July 12 Federal Register that would require ambulance staff to sign a statement during transport if a Medicare beneficiary is mentally or physically unable to sign a claim form and has no representative available to do so.

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Two wheelchairs go over cliff along Bille Park trail

PARADISE-- Rescue personnel spent two hours Sunday rescuing a quadriplegic women after she took a 75-to-80 feet fall off a cliff alongside a park trail.

Posted Monday, August 13, 2007

EMT paddles to the rescue

Ambulance crews couldn't get to a pregnant woman in distress whose Flushing home was surrounded by flood water yesterday.

Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007

Hospitals Are Shutting Down Burn Centers

U.S. hospitals are increasingly shutting down their burn centers in a trend experts say could leave the nation unable to handle widespread burn casualties from a fiery terrorist attack or other major disaster.

Posted Thursday, August 9, 2007

Firefighters may sue over pride parade participation

Four San Diego city firefighters have filed a complaint with the state saying their superiors forced them to participate in last month's gay pride parade, where they became targets of obscene gestures and sexual comments.

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Evidence details fire official's actions before crash

HARRISON - A fire official responding to an accident averaged 79 mph on Harrison Avenue before colliding with a civilian vehicle at a school intersection, a Westchester County investigator says.

Posted Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Medical plane crash kills all 5 onboard

The airplane crew has been identified as flight nurse Brian Miller, 44, from Roswell; paramedic Deanna Palmer, 40, from Arizona; and pilot Ricky Byers, 56, from Texas.

Posted Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Paramedic featured in Studs Terkel book

Mr. Reardon's observations on life and death during his 15 years as a Chicago Fire Department paramedic were captured by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Terkel in his 2001 book, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections on Death, Rebirth and Hunger for a Faith.

Posted Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Paramedics bike around the towns

Paramedics on bicycles have been introduced in three Buckinghamshire towns in a bid to respond to emergency situations quicker.

Posted Monday, August 6, 2007


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