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Another AED Save at Sky Harbor

For the second time in two weeks, police officers assigned to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport saved the life of a person using an AED.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Senate Panel Frets Over Bioterror Preparedness Six Years After Anthrax Attacks

Six years after a series of deadly anthrax attacks on Capitol Hill and elsewhere, members of a Senate committee expressed concern Tuesday that the government still lacks a coherent strategy for preventing and combating exposure to Anthrax.

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tri-State to Make Flu Shot House Calls in Wisconsin & Minnesota

Tri-State Ambulance paramedics will start making house calls this week to administer flu shots in between emergency calls. The service will be available to the homebound in some Wisconsin and Minnesota counties.

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Chelmsford, Mass., Officials Seek Residents to Serve on Ambulance Committee

Town officials are looking for seven residents to weigh in on whether a Fire Department-run ambulance service will work for Chelmsford, Mass.

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Third Time s the Charm? Allentown, Pa., Gives EMS Tax Another Try

Allentown, Pa., will change how it collects its emergency and municipal services tax next year, allowing it to be paid a little at a time, and will no longer count investment income toward the minimum earnings threshold.

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Squad Uses Expensive Mannequins in Emergency Training

An elite training squad from Texas A&M University used $750,000 mannequins during a three-day training session in New York.

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007

City of Philadelphia Won t Appeal Firefighters Award: Arbitration Cost is $30M; Gov t Will Keep Hiring Rights

The Street administration has decided not to appeal a June 2006 arbitration award that gave the Philadelphia firefighters union a 45 percent increase in the city s health-care contributions.

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

City Must Pay $236K for 2004 Dead Body Incident

In 2004, a 58-year-old man died in an ambulance while being treated by paramedics. A jury has ruled that the city of San Marcos should pay the family for damages for negligence, trespass and invasion of privacy their handling of the death.

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

EMS Units Bypassed Nearest Helicopters: Physician Says Ties to a Firm Don't Influence Agencies' Decisions

It s becoming increasingly common in the competitive air ambulance industry for people who oversee local EMS agencies to also work for air medical providers. Can such ties compromise patient care?

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007


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