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Wisconsin's Open Records Law Trumps Secrecy

Some authorities are hiding behind HIPAA to deny the public access to ambulance reports, despite the fact that state and federal authorities say the public has the right to see those reports.

Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Half of Maryland's Medevac Transports Not Seriously Injured

About half the patients transported by Maryland police helicopters to a trauma center are not seriously injured, raising questions about improper use of taxpayer dollars, a report says.

Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Conn. TV Ads Recruit Volunteer Firefighters & EMTs

Aided with a $36,000 FEMA, the volunteer Derby (Conn.) Fire Department will soon air commercials on cable showing what the department does and how volunteers can get involved

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008

Desperate 911 Calls 'Went Into a Black Hole'

Survivors may be forced to relive horrors of deadly Cook County (Ill.) building fire if civil suits go to trial next month.

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008

Dispatcher Confused in Malignant Hyperthermia 911 Call

Malignant hyperthermia, a hereditary condition said to have killed 18-year-old Stephanie Kuleba, baffled the dispatcher as the caller offered crucial descriptions of the high school senior's condition.

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008

Exercise Tests Colorado Emergency Responders

A wide-ranging exercise will test the emergency-response system in El Paso County, Colo., today.

Posted Friday, March 28, 2008

New Orleans Terrorism Response Drill in Review

The Coast Guard and law enforcement agencies today will review a maritime anti-terrorism exercise in New Orleans that engaged hundreds of emergency responders.

Posted Friday, March 28, 2008

Philly Fire-Rescue to Recruit Non-Residents

For the first time in nearly a half-century, non-Philly residents soon may be able to apply for city jobs, including paramedic positions.

Posted Friday, March 28, 2008

911 Transcript Released from Cottonwood, Minn., Bus Crash

The Lyon County sheriff's office released transcripts Wednesday of the 911 calls from the Cottonwood, Minn., bus crash Feb. 19 that killed four students and injured 15.

Posted Thursday, March 27, 2008






 

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