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Helicopter Pilots in Short Supply for EMS and Other Needs

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- As the Vietnam War was winding to a close, the United States was flooded with experienced helicopter pilots returning home and looking for work. Now, those skilled professionals are starting to retire, creating a demand for pilots in emergency medical transport, law enforcement, tourism, traffic safety and other fields.

Posted Thursday, September 6, 2007

Texas College Buys Ambulance Simulator for EMT Students

Sep. 6--HARLINGEN -- Students at Texas State Technical College's Emergency Medical Technician program will have a sense of realism injected into their studies this semester.

Posted Thursday, September 6, 2007

Bill would tighten medical alert service rules

A draft of legislation intended to create government oversight of medical alert services says providers should request emergency help immediately if a subscriber fails to respond to voice-to-voice communication or face hefty fines for injuries.

Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Forgotten' WTC first responders honored in N.Y.

NASSAU, N.Y. Julius Lisner of Massapequa Park calls himself one of the "forgotten workers" of 9/11. For eight months, he sifted through remains, working to identify victims in a temporary morgue near Ground Zero.

Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2007

U. Arizona Medical Center initiates remote ambulance monitoring

TUCSON, Ariz. The University of Arizona Medical Center and the Tucson Fire Department are participating in a program that wirelessly transmits the images, sounds and vital statistics of a patient in an ambulance to the emergency room of a hospital.

Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Asthma Epidemic Documented Among 9/11 Responders

Recovery workers who spent significant time at Ground Zero after Sept. 11, 2001, developed asthma at a rate 12 times higher than what is normal for adults, according to statistics published yesterday in a report by the city Health Department.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Sleepy Hollow EMTs at odds with police chief over stun-gun case

SLEEPY HOLLOW - Police Chief Jimmy Warren did not wait for a paramedic to evaluate a 16-year-old who was shocked with a stun gun before deciding the boy did not require further medical treatment.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Engines strain EMS services

CLINTON- Ambulance service directors across the nation are swapping horror stories about a diesel engine now in most of the country's ambulances that's causing persistent problems.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Feds to Restrict Volunteers at Disasters

NEW YORK - Retiree Gene O'Brien hurried to the World Trade Center site after Sept. 11, 2001, as a volunteer helping to shuttle supplies to police and fire workers. Some days, his only ID to get into the disaster site was a tattoo on his forearm.

Posted Monday, September 3, 2007


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