Leadership And Professionalism

EMS Workers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement - BOSTON

BOSTON -- There will be no strike on Monday after Colorado-based American Medical Response reached a tentative agreement with EMS workers in eastern Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire.

Posted Sunday, July 29, 2007

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Master Planning for Public Safety Agencies

Typically, organizations that don't plan are destined to fail. Prior to executing an agency's path or direction, it's necessary to develop a clear strategy.

Posted Friday, July 27, 2007

Ambulance firm sues Sherwood - Arkansas

Sherwood's former ambulance provider sued the city and interim Mayor Bill Harmon on Tuesday in U.S. District Court over its canceled contract.

Posted Friday, July 27, 2007

You Call, We Haul' policy has EMS system working in tight shoes

At precisely 2:19 p.m., San Antonio ran out of ambulances. It's true. If you had gone into cardiac arrest at 2:20, sorry, not one of the city's 28 EMS units could have rushed to save your life.

Posted Friday, July 27, 2007

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Why Are You Transporting Dead Patients? The Final Chapter

Readers may recall that in the process of describing the ambulance transport of a deceased child, I received some requests for a discussion regarding transport of patients in cardiac arrest. And so, in the spirit of J.K. Rowling, we begin the conclusion of this series.

Posted Monday, July 23, 2007

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Why Are You Transporting Dead Patients? The Final Chapter

Readers may recall that in the process of describing the ambulance transport of a deceased child, I received some requests for a discussion regarding transport of patients in cardiac arrest. And so, in the spirit of J.K. Rowling, we begin the conclusion of this series.

Posted Monday, July 23, 2007

Calgary EMS - Strike notice served

Paramedics could walk away from their ambulances Thursday, but the province's industry minister says a strike will likely be headed off by the appointment of a special panel to resolve the dispute.

Posted Monday, July 23, 2007

County's ambulance services defended

If the county calls for bids and awards an ambulance contract to some big out-of-state corporation, local ambulance service likely won't be as effective nor as compassionate as it is now, said Byron Parsons, president and chief executive officer of First Responder Emergency Medical Services.

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2007

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Boston EMS Raincoat Makes Big Impression on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July celebration in Boston is one of the biggest events of the year for Boston EMS (BEMS), attracting an audience comparable to the population of a mid-sized city, all of which crowds onto the Charles River Esplanade, neighborhood rooftops and city bridges.

Posted Thursday, July 5, 2007


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