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New Board to Take Over at Southern Berks Regional Emergency Medical Services

A new board will take over at Southern Berks Regional Emergency Medical Services in wake of an ongoing state probe into financial mismanagement at the nonprofit ambulance company.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Drill Aims to Help School Prepare for the Worst

On Sunday, emergency teams in New Jersey will drill for a catastrophic chemical release at a local high school.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 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

GE Contract Brings New Emergency Vehicles to Connecticut Town

Two new emergency response vehicles will be purchased for service in Oxford, Conn., under a $2.1 million financial pact with General Electric Energy Financial Services and should be ready for use by next year.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

911 Center Needs Power Boost

Lebanon s communications center has maxed out the available space and electrical supply at the courthouse.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Cell Phone Snafu Delays Response to Accident

The Pueblo (Colo.) County Sheriff's Department blames a cellular phone tower snafu for the delay in responding to an auto accident that involved serious injuries in northern Pueblo County on Wednesday.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007


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