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Former D.C. Fire Chief Regrets Fire and EMS Merger; Blames Culture and Race for Problems

The former chief, who is black, said white firefighters with generational ties to the department largely have been less accepting of the job's evolving responsibilities, particularly an increased emphasis in recent decades on providing pre-hospital care.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

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Feds, Florida Officials Dispute Haiti Flight Information

Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina exposed serious flaws in the nation's disaster-response capabilities, e-mails obtained by the AP under Florida's open-records law show state and federal officials squabbling over where to send patients while an epic humanitarian crisis unfolded hundreds of miles to the south.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

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The Changing Face of Trauma in Ohio

Toledo area doctors report trauma cases are shifting from things like car accidents to injuries from falls.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

Police Begin EMS Transport Investigation

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a criminal investigation is under way into a senior paramedic's decision not to transport a 2-year-old girl who later died.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

Not In My Backyard!: Build the EMS station somewhere else

Does this fight with townspeople over placing an EMS station in the heart of a rural community sound familiar?

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

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NYC to Pay Up to $657M to Settle WTC Health Cases

Thousands of police officers, firefighters and construction workers who put in time at the 16-acre site in lower Manhattan had filed lawsuits against the city, claiming it sent them to ground zero without proper protective equipment.

Posted Friday, March 12, 2010

D.C. Police Investigate EMS, Toddler Death as Homicide

Police Chief Cathy Lanier says that investigation will be handled by the homicide detectives in the Special Victim's Unit.

Posted Friday, March 12, 2010

L.A. City Council Considers Cutting Ambulances

The Los Angeles City Council was considering more cuts in the fire department's ambulances Tuesday when a councilman's aide collapsed.

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Jackson Health System Nears Insolvency

Jackson Memorial is the only Level One trauma center, capable of handling the most severe medical emergencies, set up to provide 24-hour emergency care in Miami-Dade, the most populous county in Florida and the 8th largest in the nation.

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2010






 

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