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Massachusetts Medics Blame Firefighter for Reckless Driving

Two paramedics have filed a complaint against a fellow firefighter.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Burger Bosses Battle for Business and an Idea with Bite

A Colorado paramedic invents a scoop-and-suction catheter, the Erin (Ontario) Fire Department encourages citizens to exaggerate complaints, and a Kentucky air medical service aims to improve STEMI outcomes in rural communities.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tackling Mandatory Overtime

When the calls keep coming in and the staff isn’t available, how do you force people to work?

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Use these Tips from an EMS Professor

A classroom professor might not have the real-world clout a field provider does, but the professor might have more real-world knowledge than the student thinks.

Posted Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Police Begin EMS Transport Investigation

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a criminal investigation is under way into a senior paramedic's decision not to transport a 2-year-old girl who later died.

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010

NYC Settles World Trade Center Cases

New York City has agreed to pay up to $657 million to settle more than 10,000 lawsuits filed by ground zero rescue and response workers.

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010

Florida Woman Dead after Botched 911 Call

"What we do know is there was a 14-minute delay in responding, sending an ambulance to the scene," said Punta Gorda Police Chief Albert Arenal.

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2010

D.C. Council Upset over EMS Complaints

D.C. City Council members are angered over a growing number of allegations of misconduct by D.C. Fire and EMS.

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2010

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DC EMS Crews Called Into Question Again

D.C. EMS is under fire again after a woman says paramedics refused to take her to the hospital.

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010


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