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Firefighters Put Their Prototype Stretcher to the Test at Kennedy

A trio of current and former city firefighters taking a business trip to promote a lightweight stretcher they invented put it to good use yesterday when a man on their plane suffered a heart attack.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Baltimore Names First Female EMS Chief

BaltimoreFire Department named 20-year veteran Laura Shiloh as the first female Emergency Medical Services division battalion chief.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Austin EMS Rescues Students

A group of college students who didn't emerge for more than a day from a cave they were exploring have been found safe, an emergency worker said Sunday.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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Hot Topic: The Potential Health Effects of Climate Change

Climate change is a hot topic (pun intended) in public health circles. The problem is, while the science of climate change is well known, the health links are mostly theoretical.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

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Hot Topic: The Potential Health Effects of Climate Change

Climate change is a hot topic (pun intended) in public health circles. The problem is, while the science of climate change is well known, the health links are mostly theoretical.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

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How a CPR Change is Saving More Lives

A change two years ago in CPR methods has improved survival rates and made people more likely to perform the lifesaving intervention.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

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


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