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Drill Aims to Help School Prepare for the Worst

On Sunday, emergency teams in New Jersey will drill for a catastrophic chemical release at a local high school.

Posted Friday, September 28, 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 Friday, September 28, 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 Friday, September 28, 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 Friday, September 28, 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 Friday, September 28, 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 Friday, September 28, 2007

911 Center Needs Power Boost

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

Posted Friday, September 28, 2007

ZOLL to Showcase Its 'Code-Ready' R Series Defibrillator at 2007 ENA Scientific Assembly

ZOLL Medical will display its range of resuscitation products -- including the new ZOLL R Series defibrillator -- in its booth at the 2007 ENA Scientific Assembly, Sept. 27-29, in Salt Lake City.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Marietta Firefighters Nominated for Public Safety Awards

Next week, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce will announce the winners of its 13th annual Salute to Public Safety. Among the nominees is a team from the Marietta Fire Department who traveled to South Georgia in May to fight the wildfires there.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

GE to Help Gundersen Lutheran Design a Model Critical-Care Hospital

GE Healthcare will work with physicians and staff at Gundersen Lutheran to design a critical-care hospital that provides better, more efficient and lower-cost care.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mequon Fire Department Reorganization Moves Forward

A reorganization of the Mequon Fire Department, which the chief says is top-heavy with supervisors and wasteful in spending, is set to go forward Monday after an informal blessing this week by city leaders.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

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Stowe Parents File Lawsuit Over County 911 Glitch

The parents of an infant who died during a 911 glitch that resulted in missed calls for help filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Kansas-based Embarq Corp., alleging the business was negligent when installing and maintaining the county 911 system.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fire Districts Could Flex Land-Use Power

Whatcom County (Wash.) fire districts may soon exercise broad review powers over proposed developments, in the wake of a ruling Monday by Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Charles Snyder.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fire district Wins Ruling on Growth

Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Charles Snyder rules in favor of the fire district, ordering the Whatcom County hearing examiner to take another look at the question of whether fire suppression and emergency medical services would be adequate to serve four proposed new developments in the Birch Bay area.

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Patrick Administration Launches Effort to Centralize Homeland Security Responsibilities

A new homeland security document calls for the creation of a central database to track the availability of emergency equipment to ensure that local and regional organizations are not spending tax dollars on equipment they could get one town over.

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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San Diego Paramedics Use Scooters at Stadium Events

San Diego Medical Services uses the American Chariot to respond to emergencies at San Diego Chargers games and other Qualcomm Stadium events.

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sequatchie County (Tenn.) Budget Committee Seeks Answers to Ambulance Service Money Troubles

Sequatchie County Budget Committee officials met Tuesday to seek an answer to the county-owned ambulance service's money problems.

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2007

EMS Report by New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Sparks Mixed Reactions

EMS units across New Jersey are suffering from a shortage of responders -- one aspect of New Jersey's EMS system that could collapse without immediate action, a report released Friday found.

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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Results of National Study on Responder Sleep Deprivation Released

The U.S. Fire Administration and the International Association of Fire Chiefs announced the release of ˙The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Fire Fighters and EMS RespondersÓ yesterday.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

25th Annual Memorial Service in Chicago Honors Paramedics & Firefighters

Firefighters gone, but not forgotten: For 25 years, city firefighters and paramedics have gathered to pay respects to the fallen and comfort family members

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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