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Water Rescue Teams Prove Worthy during California Storms

It's a scene that plays out every time it rains heavily in Southern California, where so-called swift water rescue teams have evolved to avert disaster in a desert landscape that can turn a trickle of water into a death trap in just minutes.

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010

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Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Receives First Haitian Patients

The nearly 900-foot floating hospital is expected to arrive near Port-au-Prince today. The Comfort left Baltimore on Saturday, carrying about 550 medical staff and about 60 civilian mariners.

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010

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3 Dead in Calif. Medevac Crash

The helicopter had dropped off a patient at a Reno hospital and was returning to its base in Susanville, Calif.

Posted Monday, November 16, 2009

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Call for Sick Child Develops into Multi-Patient CO Response

These 10 patients were transported to a Specialty Trauma Center in Baltimore that has a hyperbaric chamber on-board the Department's Medical Ambulance Bus.

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Last Word

MedStar EMS cuts down on ˙habitual clientsÓ; North Last Vegas firefighter/EMTs don pink for a breast cancer cure; and a Maryland ambulance fails to find its way to a call.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

Arizona Medical Helicopter Crashes During Training; Two Injured

The pilot of the Eurocopter AS 350 lost control while trying to land at San Carlos's Cutter airport.

Posted Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Safety Board Blames Overworked Pilot in MSP Chopper Crash

Bunker inadequately assessed the weather, leading him to go forward with the flight, investigators said.

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rotor Speed Abnormality Forces CareFlight Helicopter Down

A CareFlight medical helicopter with a patient aboard made a hard landing last night in the desert near Blythe.

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009

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EMS Services Begin to Charge Extra for Obese Patients

As the nation battles the obesity crisis, ambulance crews are trying to improve how they transport extremely heavy patients, who become significantly more difficult to move as they surpass 350 pounds.

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009


 

 

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