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Cold Turkey

In anticipation of Valentine's Day, read how this prosecutor rediscovered his love of paramedicine.

Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Police: Ambulance was Responding Illegally When Crashing into SUV

Police say Joseph Sims Jr. took an ambulance from the Middle Township Ambulance Corps building after the 911 call Tuesday.

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010

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New Mexico Program Decreases Number of Drunken People in ER

New Mexico Program Decreases Number of Drunken People in ER.

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010

Suspension Ends for NYC EMTs in Bagel Shop Incident

That suspension ends Thursday, when the two workers, Jason Green and Melisa Jackson, are to be reinstated.

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ohio County EMS Chief Accused of Scamming Residents

Set to be arraigned today on fourth- and fifth-degree felony theft charges, Ryan D. Pracht, 31, of 114 Westchester Drive, is also accused of using his position as president of Washington County EMS to illegally collect money, according to investigators.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

Cameras Standard on Kentucky Ambulances

Chalk said the camera can also help settle disputes, of which about 10 per year occur. Those can include billing disputes or complaints about medics.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

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Cleveland EMS Begins Refusing Minor Calls

For folks who used EMS as a taxi to get to hospitals for minor ailments, the ride is over. Bill Sheil has the story.

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cleveland EMS Rejects Minor Calls to Save Money

At 7 a.m. today, Cleveland Emergency Medical Services will no longer serve as a hospital taxi for problems such as toothaches, boils and similar illnesses.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

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Officials Push National Influenza Vaccination Week

While U.S. cases have plummeted from a peak in October, one state Alabama is experiencing widespread infections and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's still more flu going around now than is usual for early January, all of it the new strain.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010


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