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N.Y. to Replace Gas Masks for First Responders

The N.Y. state Homeland Security office is recalling more than 35,000 gas masks it shipped to counties statewide.

Posted Friday, October 5, 2007

Grow Your Own EMS Leaders

Every year, JEMS, in partnership with Fitch & Associates, surveys hundreds of EMS organizations across the United States in search of trends in salary and workplace practices. This year, we asked how organizations develop and manage their personnel talent.

Posted Friday, October 5, 2007

Hinchey Named NAEMT Medical Director

Paul Hinchey, MD, has been appointed medical director for NAEMT.

Posted Friday, October 5, 2007

FCC Sets E911 Deadlines

Commercial wireless carriers must meet Enhanced 911 Phase 2 location-accuracy requirements at the public-safety answering point level and comply with annual benchmarks within five years.

Posted Friday, October 5, 2007

Change in Paramedic Procedure Disputed

An emergency room doctor said a government panel's change in when a life-saving procedure can be used could put patients at risk.

Posted Friday, October 5, 2007

Paramedic Won't be Disciplined: Controversial Medical Procedure is at Issue

State medical officials won't take disciplinary action against an ambulance paramedic in Colorado accused of misusing a controversial medical procedure. However, the investigation found the paramedic violated licensing guidelines.

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

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Questions Raised Over U.S. Terror Exercise

The nation is preparing for its biggest terrorism exercise ever later this month when three fictional "dirty bombs" go off and cripple transportation arteries in two major U.S. cities and Guam.

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

D.C. Area Ready for Possible Flu Pandemic

With flu season looming, lawmakers and health officials gathered Tuesday to study how prepared the National Capital Region is for the potential outbreak of pandemic influenza.

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

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Patient Abandonment: What It Is -- and Isn't

In the field, what exactly is "abandonment"? Is it when you inappropriately transfer care? Is it when your system fails to respond? What about a scene that becomes unsafe?

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007


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