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Updated National 9-1-1 Report Addresses System Demographics and NG911 Implementation Progress

March 26, 2015

The National 911 Program today announced the release of the “2014 National 911 Progress Report,” which provides detailed reporting and analysis of the most recent collection of 911 statistics from more than 39 states.

1,800 EMS Workers Ratify 3-Year Contract with AMR

March 26, 2015 Emergency medical service (EMS) professionals working in 13 counties across California have voted to ratify a new 3-year agreement with the ambulance company, American Medical Response. The deal will improve safety by limiting the number of consec...

West River Ambulance Receives New Rig

March 26, 2015 West River Ambulance in Hettinger, ND recently received a much-needed upgrade from their 1992 rig. A 2014 Ford/AEV Type III Custom Conversion rig with a 6.8 L gas engine dual wheel chassis -- now completes the ambulance fleet. West River Ambulanc...

Medical Records on the Go

March 26, 2015 Quickly gather and retrieve medical, dental, vision and pet data on the go with Mobile EMR. In life-or-death emergency situations, every second matters. In addition to stabilizing the condition of patients, rescue teams and emergency medical staf...

Unlikely Pairing Leads to Health Care Education Wins

March 26, 2015 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing and Harris County Emergency Corps (HCEC) have formed an unlikely pairing in the name of health care education. Nursing students in the Community/Public Health Nu...

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority in Metro-Denver Area Optimizing Fleet, Reducing Non-Emergency Vehicles

March 20, 2015

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA) is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to optimize its local fleet of light-duty non-emergency vehicles and reduce costs.

National 911 Program Presents Free 'State of 911' Webinar Event April 14

March 20, 2015 State and local 9-1-1 professionals, Federal agency representatives and other 9-1-1 stakeholders will participate in a “State of 9-1-1” webinar and question and answer session, presented by the National 9-1-1 Program, Tuesday, April 14...

Tears & Thoughts for Billy

March 20, 2015 Saturday started out as one of the happiest days of my life. My younger son, Steve, and the love of his life, Jess, flew down from Seattle to San Diego to surprise my wife and I with the news that they're expecting a baby. What great news on t...

FDM Records Management System Key to Minnesota’s First Integrated Public Safety System

March 18, 2015 Firefighters heading to a blaze in Anoka County, Minnesota will soon know if they will be walking into a drug house, thanks to a new Public Safety Data System initiative to integrate fire and law enforcement information. The County is setting a pu...

Oklahoma City & Tulsa EMS Become First System to Adopt ResQCPR as a Standard of Care

March 11, 2015 Today the Medical Control Board for the EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., unanimously voted to approve the ResQCPR system by ZOLL as the standard of care for adult victims of non-traumatic sudden cardiac arrest, effective...

Portland EMS Agency Receives 2015 Nicholas Rosecrans Award for Excellence in Injury Prevention

March 10, 2015 At a special ceremony at the national EMS Today conference, the American Medical Response (AMR) River Safety Program in Clackamas County, Oregon received the highly regarded Nicholas Rosecrans Award, given annually to an EMS agency or individual d...

Defibrillator Cases Added to the Allegro Industries Expansive Storage Product Line

March 10, 2015 Allegro Industries continues to add to their extensive line of Wall Case storage. The Plastic Defibrillator Wall Case is made of corrosion resistant ABS plastic with high visibility graphics and comes with three optional slide-in shelves. The Pla...

JEMS/Pennwell Announce Record-Breaking Attendance at 2015 EMS Today Conference and Exposition

March 6, 2015 PennWell Corporation and the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) today announced that the 2015 EMS Today Conference and Exposition hosted 4,491 attendees over the four days of the event which was held at the Baltimore Convention Center la...

Bell Helicopter and Air Methods Corporation Reach Agreement for 200 Bell 407GXP Helicopters

March 4, 2015 Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today an agreement for the sale of 200 Bell 407GXPs configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the largest provider of air m...

LifeFlight’s Blood Transfusion Practices Affirmed by New Study

March 4, 2015 Research soon to be published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) shows that airlifted trauma victims who receive blood transfusions in the helicopter before arriving at a trauma center have a higher chance of survival &ndash...

California Ambulance Association Announces Hiring of Executive Director

March 4, 2015 Today the California Ambulance Association announced that Ross Elliott, of Bodfish, has been selected as the organization's new Executive Director. In this role, he will oversee day-to-day operations of the association and lead CAA's polic...

REACH Air Medical Services Completes 100,000 Successful Patient Transports

March 4, 2015 REACH Air Medical Services has successfully transported more than 100,000 patients with our combined air and ground ambulance programs: REACH, Cal-Ore Life Flight, Methodist AirCare, and Woman's AirCare. Our skilled medical and aviation teams ...

JEMS Columnist Publishes Memoir

March 3, 2015

This dramatic memoir follows the career of a fire fighter and paramedic through the tough neighborhoods of St. Louis and Memphis.

American Red Cross Deploys AtHoc Networked Crisis Communication to Accelerate Disaster Response Nationwide

March 3, 2015 AtHoc, Inc., the leader in networked crisis communication, today announced that the American Red Cross has begun a nationwide deployment of AtHoc across its network of nearly 500 chapters in the U.S. to accelerate its disaster response. The AtHoc ...

AMR and Cleanint Introduce Revolutionary New Product to Improve Safety & Cleanliness

March 3, 2015 Every year in America Influenza infects 5-20 percent of the population with nearly 38,000 of those ending in death. Of those, MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), a highly contagious disease, infects approximately 94,000 people resu...

EagleMed Air Medical Transport Seeks 30-35 Additional Employees in Midwest

March 3, 2015 EagleMed critical care air medical transport company, which grew in 2014, seeks an additional 30-35 new employees across eight states as a result of additional expansion plans. EagleMed serves 30 locations in 12 states throughout the United States...

Teleflex Introduces Rusch Airtraq Avant Video Laryngoscope System at EMS Today 2015

March 3, 2015 Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, is committed to connecting emergency clinicians to technology in a way that improves clinical practice and patient outcomes. Teleflex wi...

First Bell 429s Configured for HEMS in the Middle East to be Operated by the Kuwait Ministry of Health

March 3, 2015 Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the Ministry of Health in Kuwait will be operating the first two Bell 429s configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in the Middle East. The purchase agreement ...

SMACC Conference Brings Social Media and Critical Care to Chicago

March 3, 2015 Emergency and critical care physicians, nurses and paramedics from around the globe will meet in Chicago June 23rd to 26th for the Social Media and Critical Care Conference.  SMACC, brings together the medical industries best bloggers, web-h...

ZOLL ResQCPR™ System Receives Premarket Approval from the FDA

February 28, 2015 Chelmsford, Mass.— ZOLL® Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, today announced that the company’s ResQCPR™ System has been granted premarket approval (PMA) by the U.S. Food and...

Omaha Fire Department, First to Use ZOLL RescueNet EPCR to Submit NEMSIS 3 Data

February 28, 2015 CHELMSFORD, MASS. - ZOLL® Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, today announced that the Omaha Fire Department is actively using RescueNet® ePCR 6.0 to submit NEMSIS Version 3 data to the St...

Priority Ambulance Hires Robbie Stone as Chief Information Officer

February 23, 2015

Priority Ambulance has hired information technology systems innovator Robbie Stone as chief information officer to oversee the IT strategy for the national ambulance company and its billing network.

Durham County EMS Innovates and Purchases New Demers Sprinter Modular Ambulances

February 23, 2015 Durham County EMS (DCEMS), North Carolina, recently inspected their first new Type 3 Mercedes-Benz “Sprinter” ambulance at the headquarters of Demers Ambulances, located in Beloeil, Quebec, Canada. Their order of seven emergency vehicl...

NAEMSP Announces 2015 Award Winners

February 19, 2015 The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) congratulates its 2015 award winners. The following awards were presented at NAEMSP’s Annual Meeting, Specialty Workshops, Scientific Assembly and Trade Show held at the Hyat...

The Code Green Campaign is Granted Federal 501(c)(3) Status

February 19, 2015 The Code Green Campaign is proud to announce that they are officially a public charity that has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service, making them a federally recognized tax-exempt organization. Any donations made to The Co...

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