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Trapped, dying sent word to loved ones

The first moments after the Interstate 35W bridge collapse were harrowing - both for the victims and for those trying desperately to rescue them.

Posted Friday, August 3, 2007

Police: More victims in submerged cars

MINNEAPOLIS - Divers checked submerged cars in the Mississippi River Thursday for a count of victims still trapped beneath the twisted steel and concrete slabs of a collapsed bridge. As many as 30 people were reported missing as the rescue effort shifted to recovery.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007

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Ambulance squad independent and benefiting from technology

Spencer Rescue and Emergency Squad upgrades its services for STEMI patients by transmitting ECGs to the UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester.

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2007

EMS in race with growth

RALEIGH -- While the Triangle grows at a breakneck clip, the workers tasked with responding to emergencies are not keeping pace.

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Negotiations Avert AMR Strike

AMR and NEMSA reached an agreement during contract negotiations on Sunday, which averted a strike that would have kept EMS professionals in three„New England streets off their ambulances on Monday.

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New ambulance facility to cut MRSA opens

NORWICH,„UK„ ƒ A new„£800,000 ($1,618,860„USD)„ambulance depot intended to cut down on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has opened outside of„Norwich,„UK„ according to the BBC.„„The station located at the„Longwater„Business„Park was completed in early July and began operation on Sunday.

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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American Eurocopter selects Air Methods EMS products & completion services

DENVER, July 30 -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM) announced today that American Eurocopter, LLC of Grand Prairie, TX, has selected Air Methods' Products Division (AMPD) to provide their single-engine emergency medical services (EMS) customers with medical interiors, avionics and airframe modifications, and equipment under an exclusive, long term agreement.

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Crafton Hills College graduates 67th paramedics class

Crafton Hills Collegegraduated 15 students with Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Paramedic certificates Thursday.

Posted Monday, July 30, 2007

Shooting isn't real, but drill is crucial

RALEIGH -- The reports coming out of Daniels Middle School on Thursday morning were grim: multiple casualties with a gunman at large on the Oberlin Road campus.

Posted Saturday, July 28, 2007

You Call, We Haul' policy has EMS system working in tight shoes

At precisely 2:19 p.m., San Antonio ran out of ambulances. It's true. If you had gone into cardiac arrest at 2:20, sorry, not one of the city's 28 EMS units could have rushed to save your life.

Posted Saturday, July 28, 2007

Alberta takes steps to prevent paramedics strike

EDMONTON -- Alberta government declared a public emergency Tuesday to head off a strike over wages by about 400 Calgary paramedics.

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2007

Woman accused of check forgery

A former treasurer of the Hecktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps was arraigned Tuesday on theft and forgery charges after she skimmed more than $2,500 from corps funds, police said.

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2007

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

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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

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

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






 

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