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Richland County EMS Policy Scrutinized Following Death

"From the surface you would think a firefighter is equipped to drive an ambulance," said Coble. "If there is more we'll certainly be briefed on it."

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Assoc. Lists Honorees

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) announced today the recipients of its 2009 leadership awards.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Salt Lake City Proposes Having FD Run Ambulance Service

This spring, contractor Southwest Ambulance issued a letter saying it is losing big money on the current deal and would have to renegotiate before renewing for four years this December. Fire Department spokesman Scott Freitag says that could spell an additional $300,000 a year the city cannot afford.

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Waiting for Second Ambulance Questioned in Columbia Child's Death

Firefighters from Engine 13, meanwhile, were begging EMS workers to let one of them drive the ambulance to the hospital.

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009

First Video Laryngoscopic Intubation Performed via Telemedicine

An elderly patient, with a severe COPD exacerbation, presented to the ED at Northern Cochise Community Hospital in Willcox, Arizona.

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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South Carolina Medical Helicopter Crash Kills Three

The crash occurred more than seven months after a four-day public hearing into the safety of air ambulance flights. One day before the crash, the NTSB issued 21 recommendations to help improve safety.

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009

$40 Million in Grants Awarded to Improve 911 Services

A majority of emergency 9-1-1 calls are now coming from wireless and Internet-connected telephones, said U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. These grants will help first responders locate where these calls are made and to ensure that help arrives quickly.

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009

1 Dead, 3 Hurt in Ambulance - SUV Crash in Las Vegas

A woman was killed, a pedestrian was badly hurt and two other people were injured in a crash involving an ambulance and an SUV at a downtown Las Vegas intersection.

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009

Tulsa Medics Take Drug, Alcohol Lesson to Classrooms

Local paramedics are working to save lives before an emergency.

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009






 

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