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Anchorage Upgrades First Responder Network

Harris Stratex Networks announced a deal with the city of Anchorage and Municipal Light and Power to upgrade microwave links in the Anchorage Wide Area Radio Network, or AWARN, used by local fire, police and emergency-services personnel.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Odor Downs Flight Crew at Logan

It was a foul odor, not foul play, that forced the crew of a Boston-bound US Airways jet to call for medical help Monday.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Senator Schumer Backs Ambulance Funds

Officials from ambulance services across New York State gathered behind Sen. Charles E. Schumer in Buffalo on Monday to highlight what they called inadequate Medicare reimbursement rates for emergency responders and to support his new bill to hike them.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Michigan School Staffers Save Girl with Defibrillator

Acting on the training they received earlier this year, four staff members at Davison Alternative High School restarted a student's heart and breathing with a defibrillator.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Trauma Surge Baffles Fresno Hospital

The number of trauma victims is expected to exceed 2,800 in 2007, up from 2,109 in 2006, say officials at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Calif.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 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

N.Y. Firefighter, Paramedic Shine on Wheel of Fortune's 'Heroes Week'

A retired paramedic will appear on Wheel of Fortune's "Heroes Week," scheduled to air from Nov. 19 to 23.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Chicago Paramedics, Firefighters Ordered to Sensitivity Training Following Racist Radio Transmissions

Three years after racist transmissions over fire radio reopened decades-old wounds in the Chicago Fire Department, the city's 5,000 firefighters and paramedics will be required to undergo three hours of sensitivity training.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Faster Heart Attack Care Saving Lives

Two Duke University cardiologists launched an ambitious effort to streamline heart attack care about two years ago. At the AHA meeting, they reported that the effort has significantly sped up time to treatment, saving lives.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007


 

 

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