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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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Half MAST: Will merger with fire service destroy high-performing EMS system?

Kansas City (Mo.) City Council votes to merge MAST Ambulance Service with the city;s fire department; a new study finds 31% of prehospital providers flunk intubation while critics debate study methods; JEMS legal experts weigh in on employer responsibilities regarding complaints against employees; JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman pays tribute to the late Richard Ferneau; and more.

Posted Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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The Devil Is in the Details

Let's take a closer look at health-care reform and possible implications for EMS.

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2009

Maryland Paramedic Suspended for Mistaken Death Declaration

A Baltimore City Fire Department paramedic who incorrectly determined a gunshot victim had died will be suspended without pay.

Posted Friday, October 16, 2009

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Judge Rules on Definition of Fallen Delaware Responder

The ruling by Judge Jerome O. Herlihy seems to clear the way for a possible conviction.

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009

Georgia County Begins Charging for Patient Refusals

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved charging a $75 response fee to patients who refuse ambulance transport.

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Former Denver Paramedic Found Guilty of Assault

A former Denver paramedic faces up to 12 years in prison when he is sentenced next month for second-degree assault and false reporting.

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2009

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