Texas

Houston Fire Chief Revises Dispatch Policy

Nearly 7 percent of the low-priority EMS calls turned out to be patients who needed ALS.

Posted Friday, November 11, 2011

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15 Injured, One Dead in Texas University Bus Crash

Bus hit a concrete culvert and did a complete roll, ejecting several passengers.

Posted Saturday, November 5, 2011

One Worker Dead, Another Missing in Texas Sewer

One worker was apparently overcome with fumes and another tried to save him.

Posted Thursday, November 3, 2011

Family Questions Houston’s Ambulance Response after Daughter’s Death

Critics call it a serious problem with the city's new emergency dispatch system.

Posted Thursday, November 3, 2011

Zapata County (Texas) to Gain Paramedic Training Next Spring

For the first time in the program’s history, the EMT-Paramedic Certificate program will be offered outside of Laredo.

Posted Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Texas Paper Investigates Medicare and Ambulance Company Profits

No one agency has complete regulatory control of private ambulances.

Posted Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Houston Physicians Overseeing EMS Companies Sanctioned

The job of medical director has turned into a lucrative industry of its own.

Posted Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Zombie Ball to Raise Money for Severely Injured Texas Paramedic

The event is also raising money for a police officer with cancer.

Posted Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mental Health Clinics Make Millions from Medicare

As patients flow from ambulances to for-profit facilities, so do dollars.

Posted Tuesday, October 18, 2011






 

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