Communications And Dispatch

Program Predicts 911 Caller s Survival Chances

Japanese researchers have developed a computer program which may be able to tell from an emergency call if the caller is about to die.

Posted Monday, November 23, 2009

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Last Word

MedStar EMS cuts down on ˙habitual clientsÓ; North Last Vegas firefighter/EMTs don pink for a breast cancer cure; and a Maryland ambulance fails to find its way to a call.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

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Rescue Beacon Technology Becomes a Problem for Rescuers

If they had not been toting the device that works like Onstar for hikers, "we would have never attempted this hike," one of them said after the third rescue crew forced them to board their chopper. It's a growing problem facing the men and women who risk their lives when they believe others are in danger of losing theirs.

Posted Sunday, October 25, 2009

Maryland County First in Nation to Receive Emergency Dispatch Accreditation

The Harford County EOC is only the second center in the world to achieve all three levels of accreditation, with the first center being in Alberta, Canada.

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Comments Sought for Draft Channel Naming Standards

The issue of common channel naming has been on the forefront since the mid-1980s and was again highlighted during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and Hurricane Katrina.

Posted Monday, October 19, 2009

Lauderdale County EMS Adding Ambulance Coverage

Lauderdale EMS Director Bruce Carson said he and other emergency officials took a close look at expanding to provide better service.

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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AMR & FEMA Prepare for Federal Disasters

FEMA's National Ambulance Contract with AMR allows for improved federal disaster response.

Posted Monday, September 14, 2009

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The Coming Dispatch Revolution Is Here

Most 9-1-1 callers can send real-time images and videos from the field, but most emergency dispatch centers can't use them. Learn how one agency easily moved into a brave new world of dispatch technology.

Posted Monday, September 7, 2009

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Despite GPS, Instructions, Md. Amb. Never Arrives on Scene

Firefighters on the scene tried unsuccessfully to guide the ambulance from Riverdale VFD to the scene. Eventually a second ambulance had to be sent to transport the patient.

Posted Thursday, September 3, 2009


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