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Life s Critical Five Minutes; Emergency Response Protocol Evaluated

In an effort to cut costs, Mundy Township (Mich.) firefighters now dispatched to life-threatening medical emergencies only when a paramedic unit or ambulance is unable to reach the scene in five minutes.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

EMS Providers Strain to Care for Obese Patients

As North Carolina waistlines expand, EMS providers are feeling the strain.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

Radio Coverage Improves in Miss.: First Responders Use handhelds to Communicate

The Jackson County (Miss.) Emergency Communications District recently invested $1.6 million to improve radio transmission sites throughout the county. As a result, first responders now can use their handheld radios to communicate with each other.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

County to Repeal EMS Ordinance

Ada County (Idaho) Commissioners on Monday are slated to repeal an emergency medical services ordinance that went into effect Jan. 1.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

Tree Limb Impales Ambulance, Narrowly Missing Paramedic

Tree limbs were falling Friday all over the New Haven, Conn., region -- narrowly missing a very lucky American Medical Response paramedic.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

N.C. Red Cross Gets Mannequins, Defibrillators for Training

The Coastal Carolina chapter of the American Red Cross has two-dozen new mannequins and defibrillators that will be used during first-aid training.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

Resiliency Training Aims to Improve First Responders Coping Skills

Teachers and coordinators for prepare to train first-responders to not only cope better after disasters, but teach others to call upon their own natural coping mechanisms.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

N.C. Health Department Drills for Epidemic

Burke County (N.C.) Health Department and emergency services officials gathered to plan for a potential disease outbreak.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

Crash Severs a Vital Calif. Artery; Fiery I-5 Pileup Kills Three

The fiery Interstate 5 truck crash that killed at least three people south of Santa Clarita, Calif., has severed the state s main north-south transportation artery for an indefinite period.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007


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