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Man accused of 292 false 911 calls

A 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and accused of making 292 false calls to 911 since July 1.

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2007

Towns scramble as ambulance strike looms

MASSACHUSETTS -- A strike vote by paramedics, EMTs and dispatchers with American Medical Response is threatening to cut ambulance service in 13 Bay State communities, leaving emergency planners grasping to come up with contingency plans.

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2007

S.F. Emergency Dispatcher Wins State Award

A Santa Fe emergency dispatcher was the difference between life and death for a young man who was struck by lightning last summer while working on a house at Las Campanas.

It was just another day at the office for Melissa Sisneros, but it contributed to her recent award as New Mexico Emergency-Medical Dispatcher of the Year.

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2007

2007 APCO International Conference and Exposition

Early next month, thousands of EMS, fire and police personnel will journey to Baltimore for the 73rd annual APCO International Conference & Exposition, Aug. 5Ï9.

Posted Monday, July 23, 2007

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Floods strike Britain; Thames rising

Emergency workers rescued hundreds of trapped people Monday as water swallowed swaths of central England in the worst flooding to hit the country for 60 years. Officials said some rivers were still rising, with the western section of the rain-swollen River Thames on the verge of bursting its banks.

Posted Monday, July 23, 2007

EMTs share life-saving skills with National Guardsmen

Most people train to be a paramedic in a five month course, but in a three-week class, members of the military and Kansas National Guard will not only learn everything a normal emergency responder will learn, but how to do it under fire.

Posted Friday, July 20, 2007

Driver Who Struck Sunrise Paramedic Sentenced

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A driver accused of hitting a Sunrise fire-rescue paramedic with her car and fleeing the scene last year agreed to a plea deal Tuesday.

Posted Friday, July 20, 2007

Nearly $1 Billion in Communications Grants

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez and U.S. Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff announced today $968 million Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grants to help state and local first responders improve public safety communications and coordination during a natural or man-made disaste

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2007

Hypothermic Resuscitation Receives National Attention

Hypothermic resuscitation at the University of Pennsylvania is featured in this week's edition of Newsweek Magazine and on Newsweek.com. Click below to view the Newsweek clip which features Lance Becker, MD, a noted cardiac care specialist and frequent lecturer at Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) conferences sponsored by the Citizen CPR Foundation, and learn more about the the dramatic results being experienced when cardiac arrest patients are cooled to 34-degrees and then gradually rewarmed over a 24 hour period.

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2007

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ATV clubs to train in mock rescue

Representatives of all-terrain vehicle clubs from throughout the state will join first responders and LifeFlight officials later this month for training that will include a mock accident on a remote trail in the Moosehead Lake region.

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2007

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At least 189 dead in Brazil air crash

SAO PAULO, Brazil - The pilot of an airliner that burst into flames after trying to land on a short, rain-slicked runway apparently tried to take off again, barely clearing rush-hour traffic on a major highway. The death toll rose Wednesday to 189 and could climb higher.

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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Strong quake rocks Japan, nuclear plant

A strong earthquake struck northwestern Japan on Monday, causing a fire and radioactive water leak at the world's largest nuclear plant. At least seven people were killed and hundreds injured in the 6.8 magnitude quake that collapsed wooden houses, ripped apart roads and buckled seaside bridges.

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Girl drowns in Lake Powell after boat's exhaust fumes render her unconscious

A Flagstaff, Ariz., girl drowned in Padre Bay after carbon monoxide from the motor of a boat poisoned her Saturday morning in Lake Powell.

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2007

City Paramedics Aid Heat-Stricken

The radio in the emergency medical vehicle crackled - the stifling heat had overwhelmed someone on Lexington Street.

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2007

Rural Metro Struggles to Fill EMT Positions

Knoxville (WVLT) - The incentive is up to $10,000, Rural Metro's signing bonus is now bumped from $6,000.

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2007

FDNY EMS Crew Acts Heroic Under Fire

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) ambulance crew, operating as paramedic unit 57V3, stopped to assist a driver involved in a motor vehicle collision they encountered while transporting another patient to a hospital. They ended up having to seek cover when threatened with a weapon by the vehicle_s driver.„

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2007

County's ambulance services defended

If the county calls for bids and awards an ambulance contract to some big out-of-state corporation, local ambulance service likely won't be as effective nor as compassionate as it is now, said Byron Parsons, president and chief executive officer of First Responder Emergency Medical Services.

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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8 in copter crash escape serious injury

Eight people escaped serious injury when their sightseeing helicopter crashed into the Hudson River just north of the Lincoln Tunnel

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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Boston EMS Raincoat Makes Big Impression on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July celebration in Boston is one of the biggest events of the year for Boston EMS (BEMS), attracting an audience comparable to the population of a mid-sized city, all of which crowds onto the Charles River Esplanade, neighborhood rooftops and city bridges.

Posted Friday, July 6, 2007

Body bag would be hazards defense

Lexington KY- In March of last year, New York City paramedic Deborah Reeve died of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related form of cancer. There is little doubt she was first exposed to asbestos on Sept. 11, 2001, when she responded to the scene at Ground Zero.

Posted Thursday, July 5, 2007


 

 

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