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Trouble in Trauma

Recent articles about EMS discuss dwindling resources for trauma care. Trauma kills our young. We need to invest in it.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Governor Vetoes "Flawed" EMT Bill Fearing Background Checks Would Have Limited Public Disclosure

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill calling for California's 70,000 EMTs to undergo background checks.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Rescue Workers Unhappy About Photo Used In Political Ad

Some Danville (Va.) Life Saving Crew members who appeared in a mailer and TV commercial for Delegate Danny Marshall say they were unaware photos they posed for would be used in political ads.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

County to Repeal EMS Ordinance

Ada County (Idaho) Commissioners on Monday are slated to repeal an emergency medical services ordinance that went into effect Jan. 1.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

Air-Ambulance Service Once Lost Accreditation

The air-ambulance flight service that operated the plane that crashed Friday in southwestern Colorado previously failed to report accidents and incidents involving its planes to regulators.

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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No Pain, No Gain

Moving the„EMS machine toward safety and success is often difficult, painful and time consuming for the change agent.

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Injured Ambulance Passengers Awarded $6.4 Million

After a seven-day trial, the jury returned a $6.4 million verdict to two people being carried from the scene of a crash between an ambulance and a disabled motor vehicle.

Posted Monday, October 8, 2007

Emergency Response: Missouri & Kansas Hospitals Reach a New Agreement

A Missiouri and a Kansas hospital have agreed to alter an agreement to allow ambulances to respond from Kansas into southern Buchanan County, Mo. to answer medical emergencies, vehicle accidents and the like.

Posted Sunday, October 7, 2007

FCC Sets E911 Deadlines

Commercial wireless carriers must meet Enhanced 911 Phase 2 location-accuracy requirements at the public-safety answering point level and comply with annual benchmarks within five years.

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007


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