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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

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

EMS Providers Strain to Care for Obese Patients

As North Carolina waistlines expand, EMS providers are feeling the strain.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Radio Coverage Improves in Miss.: First Responders Use handhelds to Communicate

The Jackson County (Miss.) Emergency Communications District recently invested $1.6 million to improve radio transmission sites throughout the county. As a result, first responders now can use their handheld radios to communicate with each other.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Crash Severs a Vital Calif. Artery; Fiery I-5 Pileup Kills Three

The fiery Interstate 5 truck crash that killed at least three people south of Santa Clarita, Calif., has severed the state s main north-south transportation artery for an indefinite period.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

When the Heart Stops, Hypothermia Helps; N.C. EMS Pioneers Cooling Patients to Save Lives & Protect Brains

Last October, Wake County (N.C.) EMS became one of the first in the nation to use hypothermia in the field for cardiac arrest patients. Now the treatment is becoming widely available across the Triangle.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

Cooper: Rock Star Overseas EMT in Bellevue, Wash.

D.C. Cooper, a rock star in Asia and Europe, works as an EMT at the Bellevue (Wash.) Volunteer Fire Department to get back to reality.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007






 

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