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Sleep Deprivation Study Details Effects of Shiftwork in EMS

A report on sleep deprivation released by the IAFC and USFA should profoundly affect EMS agencies in the way they fill staffing needs in the future.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

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Sleep Deprivation Study Details Effects of Shiftwork in EMS

A report on sleep deprivation released by the IAFC and USFA should profoundly affect EMS agencies in the way they fill staffing needs in the future.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Mother Sues Town, Ambulance Company Over Son's Death

The mother of a 15-year-old who was fatally hit by a car in 2004 is suing Hartford, Conn., and a local ambulance company claiming they did not properly react to his injuries.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

9/11 Nine' To Receive Full Benefits Under Bill

Nine privately employed EMTs and paramedics who responded to the attacks of September 11 will receive full worker s compensation benefits under legislation signed by Governor Spitzer.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Drunken Ambulance Driver Kills Two

A 22-year-old ambulance driver drank before her shift and was impaired when she collided with a car in Marshall, Pa., killing two men instantly.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Family of Dead Runner Hires Lawyer, May Sue

The family of a runner who died last month during the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon has hired a lawyer to investigate whether they should file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

Audit Questions CareFlite Charges for Transporting Evacuees

CareFlite billed the federal government about $2 million more than it should have to transport evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, according to a government audit.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

$52.5 million OK'd For 9/11 First Responders

The Joint House and Senate Conference Committee has approved an additional $52.5 million in federal funding to address the mounting health care needs of those exposed to environmental hazards as a result of the Sep. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

Drug-Addicted Paramedic Escapes Electronic Monitoring

Authorities don't know how a drug-addicted paramedic thwarted the electronic anklet monitoring system that is supposed to ensure that people abide by house arrest.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007


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