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How the Nation's First ALS Response Vehicle is Being Restored

April 6, 2015

The Heartmobile was lost to time until a few ambitious volunteers found it.

Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service is the World's Largest Aeromedical Response Service

April 6, 2015

Providing effective aeromedical retrieval across 2.76 million square miles.

Rule Change in California May Change Ambulance Business

February 28, 2015 A decades-old rule that kept all but one ambulance company from doing business in Riverside may be changed to what officials say is a fairer system. With five companies now allowed to run non-emergency ambulance calls in the city, the impact ...

Ron Thackery Discusses Ambulance Specifications at EMS Today 2015

February 27, 2015 Ron Thackery is a senior vice president of professional services and integration at American Medical Response. He's responsible for safety, risk management and fleet administration as well as the integration of acquired companies into the orga...

Buried in Boston

January 31, 2015 A Boston EMS Ambulance reserve unit is buried under 95 inches of snow that accumulated in the vehicle storage facility parking lot in Boston over the past few days.   Despite all the snow and ice on the roads, Boston’s medium duty ...

Maryland State Police Aviation Command Continues Perfecting HEMS Fleet

January 26, 2015

Updates to old helicopters provide new opportunities to improve patient care.

Shoals Ambulance to Respond to 9-1-1 Calls in Bessemer

January 26, 2015 The City of Bessemer Fire Department has two new ambulance companies located in The City of Bessemer that will begin responding to emergency 9-1-1 calls within the city limits, including Bessemer-based Shoals Ambulance. Beginning this week, Shoal...

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. Announce Deborah Smock Thomson as President

January 13, 2015 Jean S. Smock, CEO and owner of P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Deborah Smock Thomson to president of the corporation, effective January 1, 2015. Thomson joined the company in 1978 and learned the ...

South Dakota Mobile Simulation Program Brings Training to Rural Providers

January 9, 2015

Most of us in EMS go to a community college or training center for EMT, certified first responder or paramedic training, but what about those in rural areas who don’t have that opportunity?

Loudon County Commission Approves Contract with Priority Ambulance

January 8, 2015 Loudon County Commission unanimously approved a contract with Priority Ambulance for exclusive emergency and nonemergency service to the county at the commission’s regular meeting Monday. The contract goes into effect immediately with Priori...

How Safe is your Medical Transportation in the Event of an Emergency?

December 18, 2014 As we move into December and into the thick of the holiday season, we also enter a danger zone for accidents. AAA estimates that during this Christmas and New Year's season, nearly 95 million Americans will hit the road, traveling long distanc...

Loudon County Commission Recommends Priority Ambulance

December 16, 2014

In a specially called meeting Monday, Loudon County Commission unanimously recommended Priority Ambulance as the exclusive emergency and nonemergency ambulance services provider to Loudon County pending contract approval.

Strategies to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

December 2, 2014 Energy, specifically energy from fossil fuels, is becoming increasingly scarce and expensive, and political and social pressures to constrain greenhouse gas emissions are intensifying. Energy scarcity, energy costs and emissions constraints are po...

AMBARA Announces End of Year Specials

December 2, 2014 Attention A/R Account Managers, AMBARA is now offering an end of the year special. Sign up now for a 12-month membership subscription to our benchmarking service for only $100 (vs $180 regular price). Simply use promotion code "Dec14" at...

City of Aurora Reveals Intention to Submit Request for Ambulance Transport Service Proposals

November 26, 2014

This Pre-Invitation Notice is being issued for the purpose of advising potential qualified ambulance transport services providers of the City of Aurora’s requirement for ambulance transport services within the boundaries of the City.

AMBARA Announces New Linkedin Group for EMS Financial Account Professionals

November 24, 2014

Sponsored by AMBARA, the Ambulance/EMS A/R & Revenue Cycle Management Discussion Group has recently been established on LinkedIn. 

Fame EMS Recognizes the Importance of MCI Vehicles

October 6, 2014 In the past, having a dedicated rehab or mass casualty incident (MCI) unit was a luxury for most emergency services. Providing BLS and ALS services took most of an agency’s resources. But times have changed, and even though budgets haven&rsq...

FDNY’s EMS Boats Bring State-of-the-Art Care to Patients on the Water

October 3, 2014 On Sunday, Aug. 3rd, a triathlete was on his way to completing the New York City Triathlon when he suddenly began suffering a heart attack during the 1,500-meter swim in the Hudson River around 8 a.m. A lifeguard and rescue swimmer noticed the tr...

Understanding When to Request a Helicopter for Your Patient

October 3, 2014

“If you are in trouble anywhere in the world, an airplane can fly over and drop flowers, but a helicopter can land and save your life.”
— Igor Sikorsky, 1947

Colorado Medics Design a Safer Ambulance

October 2, 2014 Platte Valley Ambulance Service (PVAS) is a 42-year-old, three-crew, hospital-based, nonprofit 9-1-1 EMS provider in Brighton, Colo., about 20 miles north of Denver. You may have read JEMS articles in the past illustrating PVAS’ efforts to r...

Pro Bono: Liability of POV Crashes

October 1, 2014 We’re often asked two questions related to the use of personally owned vehicles (POVs) in an emergency response if you should get into a crash: 1) Can I be personally liable, and 2) Can my agency be liable for the damages caused by operation...

AMBARA: Your Source for Comprehensive A/R Benchmarking

July 7, 2014 The AMBARA website/database has been designed to assist Ambulance, EMS and Medical Transport companies in assessing their current accounts receivable (A/R). To utilize its various benefits, users simply supply company demographic info and monthly...

Alan Kiel Joins Global Emergency Vehicles as New Marketing Director

July 2, 2014 Global Emergency Vehicles, which has a broad client base spanning the U.S. and the world, provides its customers with the highest quality of new and refurbished used ambulances and emergency vehicles. Alan Kiel will be directing the marketing depa...

California Ambulance Company Seeks New Service Hearing

June 30, 2014 An Orange-based ambulance company that was denied a permit to operate in Riverside may get a new hearing, after raising questions about the fairness of the first one. Attorneys for Care Ambulance, which sought to provide non-emergency service...

Federal Prosecutors Crack Down on Philadelphia Ambulance Fraud

May 31, 2014 Federal prosecutors have been cracking down for the last three years on the ambulance fraud that has flourished in Philadelphia-area neighborhoods that are rich with seniors on Medicare. Despite the gains in court against fly-by-night ambulan...

Dubai Ambulance Service Adds American Sports Cars to Fleet

May 31, 2014 Dubai ambulance service added two Ford Mustangs to its fleet in a bid to reach patients faster The supercars of Dubai Police have got some competition after the city's ambulance service added two Ford Mustangs to its fleet in a bid to rea...

Demers Ambulances Signs Pomasl Fire Equipment

May 7, 2014 BELOEIL, QC - Demers Ambulances is proud to announce it has reached an agreement with Pomasl Fire Equipment as their new dealer for the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Michigan Upper Peninsula.

New FAA Rules Seek to Improve Helicopter Air Ambulance Safety

May 2, 2014 New Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operational procedure rules addressing safety issues impacting the helicopter air ambulance industry are getting good marks from executives in the field, though they also say there’s still work to be...

South Carolina EMS Employee Suddenly Dies

April 30, 2014 DARLINGTON, S.C. – A South Carolina EMS employee has died after completing a patient transfer between hospitals. According to WSPA Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee stated that Steve Phillips, of Chesterfield EMS ambulance service &...

New SumoSprings Applications for Popular Ford Ambulance

April 28, 2014 Carpinteria, CA – SuperSprings International has designed new

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