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Tracking Device Speeds Rescues: Project Lifesaver Monitors Can Pinpoint Location

Project Lifesaver places small tracking devices, about the size of a wristwatch, on people with cognitive disabilities. The monitor allows authorities to accurately pinpoint the location of anyone wearing the device.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Public Health Agencies Perform Biohazard Alert Exercise in Wyoming

More than 15 local and statewide safety agencies gathered Tuesday at the U.S. Postal Service s main building in Cheyenne, Wyo., to perform a safety exercise in preparation for a real-life anthrax scare.

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 Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Firefighters Put Their Prototype Stretcher to the Test at Kennedy

A trio of current and former city firefighters taking a business trip to promote a lightweight stretcher they invented put it to good use yesterday when a man on their plane suffered a heart attack.

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Baltimore Names First Female EMS Chief

BaltimoreFire Department named 20-year veteran Laura Shiloh as the first female Emergency Medical Services division battalion chief.

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Austin EMS Rescues Students

A group of college students who didn't emerge for more than a day from a cave they were exploring have been found safe, an emergency worker said Sunday.

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 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 Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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How a CPR Change is Saving More Lives

A change two years ago in CPR methods has improved survival rates and made people more likely to perform the lifesaving intervention.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Life s Critical Five Minutes; Emergency Response Protocol Evaluated

In an effort to cut costs, Mundy Township (Mich.) firefighters now dispatched to life-threatening medical emergencies only when a paramedic unit or ambulance is unable to reach the scene in five minutes.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007






 

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