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Eight Hurt in Virginia School Explosion

Five workers were taken to nearby trauma centers, and three to emergency rooms.

Posted Monday, November 30, 2009

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Deadly Utah Cave to be Closed

Nutty Putty is now closed until a decision is made about its future, Leavitt said. Cannon said the sheriff's office wouldn't give an opinion about whether it should remain open.

Posted Monday, November 30, 2009

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Arlington County, Va., Task Force Rethinks Active Shooter Incident Response

We've trained for WMD responses. But what about the greatest threat for mass casualty: the well-armed, well-supplied lone gunman? Who's trained to respond to that?

Posted Monday, November 30, 2009

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Paramedics Extricate 800lb. Man from Recliner; Patient Dies of Cardiac Arrest Enroute to Hospital

Not only did crews have to cut apart the chair, but they had to cut a hole in the wall of the couple's mobile home.

Posted Friday, November 20, 2009

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Tour Bus Crashes off Minnesota Interstate

A tour bus returning from a casino ran off a southern Minnesota interstate and rolled over in a ditch Wednesday, killing two people and injuring 21.

Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Officials Reconsider Returning Traditional Bonfire Structure to Campus Grounds

In 1999, the wedding cake-like bonfire structure collapsed while students were building it.

Posted Monday, November 16, 2009

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Call to Action: EMS Providers Extricate and Treat Patient in Black Friday

Missouri EMS providers extricated and transported a woman who suffered internal injuries and fractures after her car collided with a tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

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Vacuum Mattresses Can Be Beneficial in U.S. EMS

Vacuum mattresses are commonly used in the field around the world. What are they, and why are they not more common in the U.S.?

Posted Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Comparison between Prehospital Intubation and Mortality Is Controversial

Does this study make medics sound like "just a bunch of cowboys with laryngoscopes for pistols?"

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2009


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