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Letters Cause Anthrax Scare in Alabama Political Offices

Williamson said tests would be conducted to determine the exact nature of the powder. Five people who were exposed to the powder in Birmingham were given antibiotics as a precaution.

Posted Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New York State EMT Dies; Suffered Cardiac Arrest While on Duty

The National EMS Memorial Service has announced the official line of duty death of EMT Paul Bazinet, 52, of the Empire Ambulance Service, NY on January 3, 2010.

Posted Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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Car Plunges into Frozen Wash., D.C. Creek

Park police say units were dispatched to Rock Creek Parkway south of P Street about 10:20 a.m. Sunday after a caller reported seeing a vehicle overturned in the creek.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

Columbus Gets Upgrade of 911 Mapping System

The new dispatching system has delayed any discussion about whether the city should change the way it responds to medical emergencies.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

Veteran Chicago Paramedic Becomes Illinois State Fire Marshal

Matkaitis served for over three decades within the Chicago Fire Dept., rising from paramedic to chief paramedic and later assistant deputy fire commission for emergency medical operations.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

D.C. Medics Flee From Ambulance as Patient Becomes Violent

He says that after the patient became violent, the crew got out of the ambulance and radioed for police.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

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Drums Probed as Possible Cause of US Anthrax Case

Public health officials who learned of her diagnosis last week immediately began investigating, and earlier this week shut down the ministry center after anthrax spores were found on two drums.

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Detroit Family Questions EMS Delay

Another Detroit family is reeling over the death of their loved one. They watched him choke as they frantically tried to save him and called for help.

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lee County EMS to Spend $500,000 on New 911 Software

There's no crystal ball for dispatchers. They never know when or where the next emergency may strike. But now they have some help.

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009


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