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Technology Helps EMS Mitigate Lightning Risk

You can count the seconds between the thunder and lightning, but by the time you figure out a lightning strike is imminent, it might be too late. This companion article to "When Lightning Strikes" (April JEMS) will show you how weather information services can help you stay safe and evacuate patients by issuing advisories when there's a lightning risk in your area.

Posted Friday, March 27, 2009

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When Lightning Strikes: Bolting down the facts & fiction

Did you know that lightning does strike twice in the same place? Read on to test your knowledge of this dangerous natural phenomenon and learn how to treat your patients and keep yourself safe when responding to volatile—and electric—weather.

Posted Friday, March 27, 2009

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Heavy Storms Hit South Again

Posted Friday, March 27, 2009

50-Car Pileup Closes I-25

Posted Friday, March 27, 2009

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Chilled Crowds Keep 200-plus ambulances busy

Preparation by DC-area EMS agencies allows inauguration response for more than 2 million people to go off without a hitch; ultrasound use expands in the field with mixed results; JEMS legal columnists ask how well your state_s immunity laws are protecting you; and more.

Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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FEMA Asked to Address Ambulance-Contract Concerns

In a recent position letter, NASEMSO asked FEMA to address concerns related to the contract for ambulances during national disasters, including preventing depletion of local resources and a comparable reimbursement rate.

Posted Friday, March 13, 2009






 

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