When Security Aviation ran into legal trouble a year ago, 11 paramedic students would have had their training cut short had it not been for Valerie DeFrance. Rather than concede defeat and give up her classroom, DeFrance, an emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic from the Hope area, threatened the company's lawyers with a little legal action of her own.
Being a first responder like a firefighter or emergency medical responder has its perks. Then there is reality. The compensation for putting your life on the line and saving others doesn't match up.
MUNDY TOWNSHIP, Michigan - The township fire department likely will find itself subject to a policy that prohibits it from responding to medical calls if an ambulance service can do it faster.
HUNTINGTON, Utah - A mine company attorney said Monday that safety experts believe drilling a bigger hole and sending a rescue capsule into the coal mine where six men have been trapped for two weeks is impossible because the mountain is too unstable.
MCKEESPORT - Not long ago, Barbara Procup of McKeesport was watching a cable news channel when she saw a segment on surgical oxygen masks for pets that some EMS teams are using to save dogs and cats that have suffered smoke inhalation during fires.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a rule in the July 12 Federal Register that would require ambulance staff to sign a statement during transport if a Medicare beneficiary is mentally or physically unable to sign a claim form and has no representative available to do so.
PARADISE-- Rescue personnel spent two hours Sunday rescuing a quadriplegic women after she took a 75-to-80 feet fall off a cliff alongside a park trail.
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