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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

Senate Panel Frets Over Bioterror Preparedness Six Years After Anthrax Attacks

Six years after a series of deadly anthrax attacks on Capitol Hill and elsewhere, members of a Senate committee expressed concern Tuesday that the government still lacks a coherent strategy for preventing and combating exposure to Anthrax.

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Chelmsford, Mass., Officials Seek Residents to Serve on Ambulance Committee

Town officials are looking for seven residents to weigh in on whether a Fire Department-run ambulance service will work for Chelmsford, Mass.

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Third Time s the Charm? Allentown, Pa., Gives EMS Tax Another Try

Allentown, Pa., will change how it collects its emergency and municipal services tax next year, allowing it to be paid a little at a time, and will no longer count investment income toward the minimum earnings threshold.

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007

City of Philadelphia Won t Appeal Firefighters Award: Arbitration Cost is $30M; Gov t Will Keep Hiring Rights

The Street administration has decided not to appeal a June 2006 arbitration award that gave the Philadelphia firefighters union a 45 percent increase in the city s health-care contributions.

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

Firefighter Staffing at Issue

Staffing shortages have led to a controversial decision that pits EMS against firefighting.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

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Trouble in Trauma

Recent articles about EMS discuss dwindling resources for trauma care. Trauma kills our young. We need to invest in it.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

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Trouble in Trauma

Recent articles about EMS discuss dwindling resources for trauma care. Trauma kills our young. We need to invest in it.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Governor Vetoes "Flawed" EMT Bill Fearing Background Checks Would Have Limited Public Disclosure

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill calling for California's 70,000 EMTs to undergo background checks.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007


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