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Chilled Crowds Keep 200-plus ambulances busy

Preparation by DC-area EMS agencies allows inauguration response for more than 2 million people to go off without a hitch; ultrasound use expands in the field with mixed results; JEMS legal columnists ask how well your state_s immunity laws are protecting you; and more.

Posted Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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White Cloud: Responding to suspicious white powder incidents

An EMS crew responded to an injury call outside a municipal courthouse find the female victim lying on the ground, covered with a white, powdery substance.

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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Holiday Heroes

Posted Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hollywood MCI

Los Angeles City Fire Dept (LAFD) crews are shown triaging 40 people involved in a morning bus-versus-car collision.

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Dirty Job: Compartment syndrome in a confined-space rescue

On the evening of Sept. 24, 2008, a 9-1-1 call was received reporting " man trapped in a tank" at the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Greenpoint Wastewater Treatment Plant. Dispatch immediately sent a patrol officer, as well as BLS and ALS units, to the site.

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Getting Ready to Get Out: How EMS providers & hospital staff can work together to successfully relocate patients

This article discusses the evacuation of health-care facilities during a time of disaster.

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008

Crane Collapse

FDNY EMS Rescue and Haz Tac crews responded to and cared for critically injured patients when a crane broke away from an apartment tower under construction.

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Trapped at Work

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Posted Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Optimal Tourniquet Engineering Features

Four optimal tourniquet engineering features.

Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2008


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