Politics

$52.5 million OK'd For 9/11 First Responders

The Joint House and Senate Conference Committee has approved an additional $52.5 million in federal funding to address the mounting health care needs of those exposed to environmental hazards as a result of the Sep. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

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Supporting EMS Research

Moving the EMS machine toward safety and success is often difficult, painful and time consuming for the change agent.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

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Audit Faults State Driving Program

Auditors said listed in a recent report that Houston-area drivers, including some AMR employees, who have been providing non-emergency transport of patients lack driver's licenses or have criminal backgrounds.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

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We Have Met the Enemy & He Is Us!

Lately, I have noticed three issues that illustrate how we are our own worst enemy. These three issues affect everybody who is or has been a part of the EMS community in the United States.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Audit Faults State Driving Program

Auditors said listed in a recent report that Houston-area drivers, including some AMR employees, who have been providing non-emergency transport of patients lack driver's licenses or have criminal backgrounds.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Oakland Reviews Citizens' Wish List

A full-time ambulance and fire department topped the wish list of residents of one of Tennessee's fastest-growing cities.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Don't Forget the Small & Mighty

In the face of declining financial resources, I'm gravely concerned about the trend of funding for EMS, especially for the currently struggling small EMS agencies.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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Don't Forget the Small & Mighty

In the face of declining financial resources, I'm gravely concerned about the trend of funding for EMS, especially for the currently struggling small EMS agencies.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Portland Union Calls EMS Personnel Nonsensical

The union representing about 500 Portland-area EMTs and paramedics called its members out of touch with reality when it abruptly disowned the bargaining unit last month.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007


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