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Flaws Seen in Dispatch System for Air Ambulances

The growth in for-profit air ambulance operators nationally has given EMS providers more options, but it also has subjected them to marketing pitches and other influences that can affect patient care.

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

Wildfires Rage in Southern Calif.

Wildfires are forcing the evacuation of nearly 250,000 people in San Diego County alone, including hundreds of patients who are being moved by school bus and ambulance from a hospital and nursing homes.

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007

EMS Providers Strain to Care for Obese Patients

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

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

Air-Ambulance Service Once Lost Accreditation

The air-ambulance flight service that operated the plane that crashed Friday in southwestern Colorado previously failed to report accidents and incidents involving its planes to regulators.

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007

ACEP Calls for Bariatric Studies

Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania rescue crew had to cut a hole in the house of a 900-pound Michigan man, move him with a forklift and take him to the hospital on a flatbed truck.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

Boat Firm Blames Rescue Squad for Death

The manufacturer of an airboat used in a botched rescue attempt in August 2006 blames the Cornish Rescue Squad for the death of a Vermont woman.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007

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San Diego Paramedics Use Scooters at Stadium Events

San Diego Medical Services uses the American Chariot to respond to emergencies at San Diego Chargers games and other Qualcomm Stadium events.

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Artificial Man Aids EMT Training Exercise; Hundreds Attend F.D. Open House

On Sunday, EMTs in Daviess County, Ky., practiced their skills for recertification on an artificial man while hundreds of children attended the fire department's open house for a chance to see the fire trucks and experience the smoke simulator in the Safe House.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007

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Villager s fire engine golf cart pays tribute to his son

There are 343 pictures on Bob Ogren s golf cart, each one a firefighter killed on Sept. 11, 2001. And Ogren, a retired New York firefighter, knew a lot of them.

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2007


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