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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

Attorney Has Questions Following Fatal Ambulance Wreck

A final report involving a fatal ambulance crash in October is raising serious new questions about the driver of the emergency vehicle.

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009

FDNY EMT in Woman's Death Asked Dispatcher to Hide Name

After verifying the shop's address, the dispatcher seemed to recognize Jackson's voice and said, "Ohhhh, Melisa," according to the source. "Don't put my name in it!" Jackson shot back.

Posted Monday, December 28, 2009

Lawyer Defends FDNY EMTs

Two emergency medical technicians accused of refusing to help a dying pregnant woman are "inhuman," her mother said Tuesday as a lawyer for the EMTs argued his clients are being vilified in a rush to judgment.

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Australian Ambulance Service Accused of Covering up Morphine Theft

The ambulance service has been accused of covering up the theft of ''hundreds'' of vials of morphine by a former Central Coast paramedic.

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009

FDNY Probes EMTs over Woman's Death

The New York City Fire Department is investigating a report that two emergency medical technicians on a coffee break refused to help a pregnant woman in Brooklyn who later died, officials said.

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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Fire Department Suspends EMTs Accused of Refusing to Help Dying Pregnant Woman

The Fire Department of New York suspended Jason Green, a six-year veteran, and Melissa Jackson, a four-year veteran, without pay while the Dec. 9 incident is investigated, spokesman Steve Ritea said.

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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Family of Dead Pregnant Woman Speaks Out

The family of Eutisha Revee Rennix is in mourning. Despite their sadness, they're demanding answers from the FDNY.

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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FDNY EMTs Allegedly Ignore Pregnant Woman in Distress

The Fire Department is investigating a report that two emergency medical technicians on a coffee break refused to help a pregnant woman in Brooklyn who later died.

Posted Monday, December 21, 2009


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