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The Ups and Downs of EMS

Paramedics raise EMS profession’s positive profile.

Posted Thursday, July 1, 2010

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The Ups and Down of EMS

Should Louisiana firefighters be exempt from Louisiana EMS Services Certification Commission oversight?

Posted Monday, May 31, 2010

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Feature: Four Ottawa paramedics restrain a police officer’s assailant.

Ohio hospitals gifts squads with equipment for EMS Week, an off-duty paramedic with a sprained wrist saves a man having a heart attack, and four Ottawa paramedics restrain a police officer’s assailant.

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010

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Boston EMS Honor Guard Shows Respect

A Bellevue (Wash.) police officer makes good use of a newly issued squad-car AED, Boston EMS Honor Guard travels out of state to honor a LODD victim, and a critical flaw in England’s dispatch system that downgrades life-threatening calls is being investigated.

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Burger Bosses Battle for Business and an Idea with Bite

A Colorado paramedic invents a scoop-and-suction catheter, the Erin (Ontario) Fire Department encourages citizens to exaggerate complaints, and a Kentucky air medical service aims to improve STEMI outcomes in rural communities.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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One Connecticut EMS post is run entirely by high school students; an ambulance manufacturer fulfills the Christmas wishes of disabled residents; rapid response teams recognize in-hospital emergencies; and a Michigan service is shut down by the state for 30-plus safety violations.

Posted Friday, March 5, 2010

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Boston EMT negotiates health perks for providers; Florida campaign cuts nonemergent calls in half; St. Louis ED nurse helps outfit ambulances with new EKGs; and New South Wales paramedics replace fentanyl with unknown substance.

Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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MedStar EMS cuts down on ˙habitual clientsÓ; North Last Vegas firefighter/EMTs don pink for a breast cancer cure; and a Maryland ambulance fails to find its way to a call.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

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St. Paul starts an EMS diversity program, a West Virginia county brings its providers into pay parity with neighboring counties, New Mexico holds hospitals liable for their air ambulance selections, and more.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009


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