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Ambulance Accidents: When Will We Wake Up?

As drivers/operators of ambulances and fire apparatus, we have the awesome responsibility to think before we respond. When will we fully realize this and speak up about it to save our patients and ourselves?

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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Ambulance Accidents: When Will We Wake Up?

As drivers/operators of ambulances and fire apparatus, we have the awesome responsibility to think before we respond. When will we fully realize this and speak up about it to save our patients and ourselves?

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Ambulance involved in five-car pile-up

Milford, Massachusetts-Moments after bringing a patient to the Milford Regional Medical Center Friday, two Norfolk firefighter-paramedics found themselves treating patients from a five-car pile-up that included their ambulance.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Spread of Rare Infection Sparks Concern

A staph scare in the Capital Region sparks concern, after a rare strain finds it way into the system of a local rescue worker.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Two Dead, Four Hurt, In Desert Head-On Crash of Ambulance and Car

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, California -- An ambulance crashed head-on into a car in Desert Hot Springs, killing two people and injuring four others.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Ambulance District fires top executive

The Valle Ambulance District has fired its top administrator, a former paramedic who earlier this year raised the ire of the Mehlville Fire Protection District board by participating in a training class while on disability with Mehlville.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Man is declared dead but still alive

The Omaha Fire Department is reviewing procedures that paramedics followed Sunday when they declared an Omaha man dead who was found to be alive less than two hours later.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Prostitution ring suspected at firehouses

D.C. fire officials are investigating whether department employees have been running a prostitution ring out of several of the city's firehouses.

Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Safety drives Visalia debate

VISALIA, California- After listening to a pitch to change ambulance services to a single provider, Tulare County supervisors told staffers to continue working on all options to address concerns over response times and the loss of service in rural areas.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ex-paramedic chief ordered to rehab

BIG BEAR CITY, California - A former paramedic chief for the Fire Department accepted undergoing drug treatment for violating his parole after a sheriff's deputy found methamphetamine in his vehicle during a traffic stop earlier this month.

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mercy Air opens second Victor Valley base

Without a local trauma center, High Desert residents have long depended on services from air ambulance companies to take patients with immediate care needs to hospitals down the hill.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

City emergency rooms crowded, but no worse

The city's 11 hospital emergency rooms continue to be crowded, often too full to accept patients, keeping ambulance crews off the streets where they are needed as they wait for beds to open up.

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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24-Hour Shifts May Endanger Patients and Employees

Austin/Travis County (Texas) EMS changed its work schedules after considering the eye-opening results of a study on its employees_ sleep/wake patterns while on duty.

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007

EMT honored for her 20 years of service

Kelly Neese, an operations field supervisor with American Medical Response in Gulfport, recently reached a milestone rare among emergency medical technicians: 20 consecutive years as a nationally registered EMT-paramedic.

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hulk Hogan's son extricated from car by paramedics

The son of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan was seriously injured in a car crash in Clearwater, Fla., Sunday night, police said.

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ambulance collision with vehicles clogs Cumberland Ave.

Four people were hospitalized Friday night after a Rural/Metro ambulance was involved in a collision with two other vehicles on Cumberland Avenue near the University of Tennessee campus, authorities said.

Posted Monday, August 27, 2007

Former Plantation paramedic was treated unfairly, attorney says

PLANTATION -- An attorney representing a former paramedic says the city treated her client unfairly in forcing him to resign and that he should be reinstated.

Posted Monday, August 27, 2007

Georgia EMS association honors Rep. Mickey Channell for service

Representative Mickey Channell was recently honored by the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services (GAEMS).

Posted Friday, August 24, 2007

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Hawaiian-Style Recruitment

Honolulu is more than just surf; it's also home to a Junior Paramedic Program that has successfully completed its third year and helped advance the presence of„EMS as a respected profession.

Posted Friday, August 24, 2007

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Union Urges Uniform Drug Testing

Volunteer firefighters and paramedics are not required to take the tests. And union leaders say that is a problem.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007


 

 

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