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SafetyPAD Produces First NEMSIS 3 CARES Data Exchange with Chicago Fire

Essential data elements of pre- and post-hospital cardiac arrest events are efficiently consolidated.

Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Is Nebulized Naloxone a Safe & Effective Treatment for Suspected Opioid Overdose?

Retrospective analysis of cases of naloxone administration via a nebulizer supports its use as a treatment for suspected opioid overdose.

Posted Friday, December 7, 2012

Disability Questioned after Chicago Paramedic Finds New Job

Serratore’s police application claimed “excellent” physical condition.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2012

Court Awards Chicago Paramedic Trainee Lifetime Disability Pay

Bruised leg leads to line of duty lawsuit and lifetime health insurance coverage.

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Alleged Paramedic Mistakes Cost Chicago Over $1M

Settlement names series of mistakes during treatment.

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Powerful Chicago Alderman Takes Aim at Ambulance Fees

The finance committee chairman described the ambulance fee debt as "low-hanging fruit" that would go a long way toward maintaining Chicago FD operations.

Posted Monday, September 26, 2011

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Chicago Fire Department Builds New Simulation Training Center

CFD plans innovative training center.

Posted Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Chicago Firefighters, Medics Praised For Blizzard Baby Rescue

Despite the storm, medics got them to the hospital just in time.

Posted Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chicago Toddler Critical After Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Two-year old fell 30 feet.

Posted Thursday, January 27, 2011


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