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FAA Won't Allow Defibrillator at Minneapolis Traffic-Control Center

The FAA forbids defibrillators in centers without medical offices. This includes the Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center in Farmington.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

AMR Overbilling Trial Postponed Over Documents

Attorneys in an AMR overbilling lawsuit haven't reached agreement on the production of documents and patients' names before a trial can occur. The jury trial in the two-year-old class action lawsuit is likely postponed until next fall.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

Collier, Fla., EMS Medical Director to be In National TV Spotlight

Dr. Robert Tober appears on "Good Morning America" to discuss his "pit crew concept" for cardiac arrest.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

No. Calif. First Responders Get WMD Training

Twenty-three emergency medical responders from Butte, Glenn and other Northern California counties attended a three-day training course this week in Corning to learn how to react to chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive threats.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

San Joaquin County OKs San Andreas Ambulance Operations

An ambulance company providing on-the-spot medical services at sporting events will continue to do so in San Joaquin County, Calif., after operating without a county-issued permit.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

Mother Sues Town, Ambulance Company Over Son's Death

The mother of a 15-year-old who was fatally hit by a car in 2004 is suing Hartford, Conn., and a local ambulance company claiming they did not properly react to his injuries.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Rural Georgia and Tenn. Short on Paramedics

Ambulance service directors in rural Georgia and Tennessee say they're battling a shortage of paramedics as training facilities dwindle and graduates seek jobs in better-paying fields.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Higher Pay Attracts Would-Be Paramedics in Tenn.

Though ambulance services in surrounding Tennessee counties have complained of an acute shortage in paramedics, Hamilton County officials say local recruitment problems stem from the quality of applicants -- not quantity.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

9/11 Nine' To Receive Full Benefits Under Bill

Nine privately employed EMTs and paramedics who responded to the attacks of September 11 will receive full worker s compensation benefits under legislation signed by Governor Spitzer.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007


 

 

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