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Lowell Town Council Concerned Over No-Response Flu Policy

Under the new policy, which was also instituted briefly during a flu outbreak last spring, dispatchers have stopped sending firefighters to medical calls where flu might be present.

Posted Monday, December 7, 2009

Paramedics Unaware of Assault; Madison Reviews 911 Policies

A Fire Department report indicates only that paramedics responded to "a man sleeping in a alley. We were able to get him up and inside his house."

Posted Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Minnesota Paramedic Files Suit Over Abuse of Emergency Hold Rules

He has personally witnessed more than 200 incidents in which an individual's civil rights have been violated.

Posted Monday, November 23, 2009

Study: Injured Uninsured More Likely to Die in ER

The findings are based on an analysis of data from the National Trauma Data Bank, which includes more than 900 U.S. hospitals.

Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Study: Injured Uninsured More Likely to Die in ER

The findings are based on an analysis of data from the National Trauma Data Bank, which includes more than 900 U.S. hospitals.

Posted Monday, November 16, 2009

Legislature Orders Striking British Columbia Paramedics Back to Work

Union leaders representing B.C.'s paramedics called it a sad day for democracy and said the fight is far from over.

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009

Orthodox Jewish Medics Say Beard Ban Discriminates

Suzanne Collins explains it involves a problem of having facial hair when wearing a safety mask.

Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Striking Canadian Paramedics Disrupt Olympic Security Exercise

The paramedics have been on strike since April 1. The B.C. government introduced legislation this week that would impose a contract and require them to return to work.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

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Flu Fells Emergency Workers in Calgary

As much as 20 per cent of the STARS air ambulance workforce in Calgary is not reporting to work due to illness.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009


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