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Widow of Fallen Shreveport Chief Sues Over "Substandard Care"

Traci Adams, wife of former firefighter Tommy Adams, seeks damages because Shreveport emergency responders were negligent.

Posted Monday, March 1, 2010

Recording of Jackson Paramedics Contradicts Doctor's Account of Death

An LAFD spokesman said: "I couldn't confirm that it is one of our workers. It could be. They refer to 'pop star Michael Jackson' but it is not our practice to name names."

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010

NAEMT Opposes EMS Participation in Executions

Participation in executions is viewed as contrary to the fundamental goals and ethical obligations of emergency medical services.

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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South Carolina Senate Advances EMS Disclosure Bill

Committee members agreed the public should have access to records of EMS responses. That would include incident reports and other information showing the response times to emergency calls, according to the Medical Affairs Committee.

Posted Friday, February 19, 2010

Caller Hysterics Creates Confusion for New York City Ambulance

When paramedics arrived 18 minutes after the initial call the boy was dead.

Posted Friday, February 19, 2010

Pittsburgh Officials Consider Disciplining EMS Workers

As part of the probe, Public Safety Director Michael Huss said he is reviewing calls to and from Allegheny County's 911 center.

Posted Thursday, February 18, 2010

Woman Claims Husband Died Waiting For Ambulance during Snowstorm

"I kept calling for an ambulance, and nobody came," said Edge.

Posted Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Director Takes Stand against Open EMS Records Legislation

"Of course patients have a right to privacy, but EMS technicians don't," Rogers said. "The public should know who's treating them."

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010

Houston Aims to Double Ambulance Fee

Ada DeBlanc knows what it's like to call an ambulance. But the disabled Houstonian will likely scale back after hearing what the city is proposing-- doubling the EMS-ambulance fees.

Posted Tuesday, February 9, 2010


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