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It's an Emergency; N.J. EMS System in Need of an Overhaul

Hudson County s Emergency Medical Service providers agree with a recent report saying New Jersey's Emergency Response Services system needs an overhaul, but they don't agree on how to do it.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

Money Woes Slow Adoption of First-Responder ID Cards

First-responder identification cards are a great idea, but the question is whether and how much communities and the federal government are willing to pay for them.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

South County Fire Districts Consider Mutual Aid Unit

Four Washington fire districts consider working together to secure a mutual aid unit.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fee Hike OK'd for AMR

American Medical Response, the company that provides ambulance service to most of Clark County, has won a 2.4 percent rate increase effective Monday.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Aid Call Details Still Public: HIPAA Law Doesn't Mean Ambulances Operate in Secret

Fire departments in Wisconsin cannot use the federal HIPAA law as a reason to withhold basic public information about ambulance calls, such as names and addresses of those who required medical help.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hearing Explores Testing Patients for HIV Without Consent

Rep. Stephen DiNatale, D-Fitchburg, files a bill that would allow blood testing of a patient, without consent, if others are exposed.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ambulance Service Collections 'Gaining Momentum'

Collections for the ambulance service in Sequatchie County (Tenn.) are mounting and should stabilize in the next few months.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

GE Contract Brings New Emergency Vehicles to Connecticut Town

Two new emergency response vehicles will be purchased for service in Oxford, Conn., under a $2.1 million financial pact with General Electric Energy Financial Services and should be ready for use by next year.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

911 Center Needs Power Boost

Lebanon s communications center has maxed out the available space and electrical supply at the courthouse.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007


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