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Boat Firm Blames Rescue Squad for Death

The manufacturer of an airboat used in a botched rescue attempt in August 2006 blames the Cornish Rescue Squad for the death of a Vermont woman.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007

MTA Boosts Emergency Response Training

New York City Transit workers will receive additional security and emergency response training this week; workers on the system's commuter railroads and bus lines to soon follow.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007

Concussions in Football: Collision Course

Concussions in football players are a hidden epidemic.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007

South County Fire Districts Consider Mutual Aid Unit

Four Washington fire districts consider working together to secure a mutual aid unit.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007

Translating Fire Safety Basics Will Help Prevent Tragedy

Fire safety education should include immigrant populations.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fee Hike OK'd for AMR

American Medical Response, the company that provides ambulance service to most of Clark County, has won a 2.4 percent rate increase effective Monday.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Aid Call Details Still Public: HIPAA Law Doesn't Mean Ambulances Operate in Secret

Fire departments in Wisconsin cannot use the federal HIPAA law as a reason to withhold basic public information about ambulance calls, such as names and addresses of those who required medical help.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hearing Explores Testing Patients for HIV Without Consent

Rep. Stephen DiNatale, D-Fitchburg, files a bill that would allow blood testing of a patient, without consent, if others are exposed.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ambulance Service Collections 'Gaining Momentum'

Collections for the ambulance service in Sequatchie County (Tenn.) are mounting and should stabilize in the next few months.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007


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