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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

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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

Woman Killed After being struck by Brooklyn Ambulance

Authorities say an ambulance rushing a patient to a hospital has struck and killed a pedestrian in Brooklyn.

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Concerns Grow After FDNY EMS Asst. Chief Cuts Defibrillator Maintenance

Facing a shortage of defibrillators for some of its ambulances, the FDNY has canceled regular maintenance on the life-saving machines, the Daily News has learned.

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009

District and Medical Director Face Lawsuit in Acid Reflux Death

The family of a Northeast Washington man who died of a heart attack hours after being told by a D.C. paramedic that he suffered from acid reflux.

Posted Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Going it A-Loan & Mobilizing EMS in Pittsburgh

Chicago Fire Department sued for allegedly failing to maintain AED batteries; EMS comes out in full force for Pittsburgh's G-20 summit; and a Lacrosse, Wisc., EMS agency starts the nation's first AED loaner program.

Posted Tuesday, December 8, 2009


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