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County's medical protocols rankle some area fire chiefs

FENTON - Area fire chiefs say new protocols mandated by the county medical control authority could compromise patient care and will tax already budget-strapped departments.

Posted Monday, August 13, 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

Emergency staff demand OT from city of Houston

Paramedics, EMTs file lawsuit after missing out on settlement that paid $79.7 million

Posted Saturday, August 4, 2007

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Technology and Patient Privacy

Advances in technology have brought new meaning to the issue of patient privacy during and after EMS responses. The advent of cell phone cameras, text messaging and Internet access from EMS stations has opened up areas involving patient privacy...

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2007

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Should EMS Be a Part of Public Safety?

One of the biggest issues facing EMS is that we re not sure what we really are. Is EMS health care? Is EMS public safety? Is EMS public health? In its recent publication, the National Institutes of Health determined that EMS actually has components of each of these...

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Should EMS Be a Part of Public Safety?

One of the biggest issues facing EMS is that we re not sure what we really are. Is EMS health care? Is EMS public safety? Is EMS public health? In its recent publication, the National Institutes of Health determined that EMS actually has components of each of these...

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Negotiations Avert AMR Strike

AMR and NEMSA reached an agreement during contract negotiations on Sunday, which averted a strike that would have kept EMS professionals in three„New England streets off their ambulances on Monday.

Posted Monday, July 30, 2007

Officials prepare for strike by EMTs

About 1,000 employees of a private ambulance company that serves 40 communities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Eastern Massachusetts are threatening to strike

Posted Sunday, July 29, 2007

EMS Workers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement - BOSTON

BOSTON -- There will be no strike on Monday after Colorado-based American Medical Response reached a tentative agreement with EMS workers in eastern Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire.

Posted Sunday, July 29, 2007


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