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St. Louis Emergency Crews Tackle Highway Closure Snags

Emergency responders in St. Louis are finalizing plans to avoid delays after Highway 40 closes for reconstruction in January. Shutting down the highway will remove a major route linking suburbs to several major hospitals.

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Seminole County, Fla., Considers Air-Ambulance Change

Seminole County, Fla., considers dropping Omniflight Helicopters -- which has provided services for 23 years -- and awarding aeromedical helicopters services to Air Methods Corp.

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ballston Spa, N.Y., Emergency Corps Wins $78,721 Grant

The Community Emergency Corps of Ballston Spa, N.Y. will receive $78,721 from the Department of Homeland Security.

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Eudora, Ark., Lacks Reliable Ambulance Service

For the past year, the city of Eudora, Ark., has had no guaranteed ambulance service to transfer residents to hospitals, a problem the local 911 coordinator says reverts the town near the Louisiana border back to the Stone Age.

Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Omaha FD's Advanced EKG Monitors Will Speed Cardiac Care

The Omaha (Neb.) Fire Department has purchased 18 EKG monitors that gather data in the field and transmit the information via cellular phone to an ED.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Vial of Life Program a Success in Maine

In less than six months, about 1,000 Vial of Life canisters have been distributed in the Lewiston, Maine, rendering the program temporarily out of stock and a major success.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

High School Students Get a Jump Start in Health Careers

High school students are qualifying for EMT careers by graduation.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Whittier, Calif., High Schools to Offer Career Academies

Students in the Whittier (Calif.) Union High School District will have more opportunities to combine their high school education and career goals, including paramedicine, beginning next fall.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Illinois Chest Pain Center Achieves Accreditation

The Society of Chest Pain Centers has given full accreditation to the St. Elizabeth's Hospital Chest Pain Center in Belleville, Ill.

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007






 

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